Monday, June 4, 2012

Here's a book I just finished, by the author of Sarah Plain and Tall-Patricia MacLachlan.  Her latest book, Word After Word After Word is a nominee for the 2012-2013 Iowa Children's Choice award and just might convince you to put some words to paper! ('s really short too!)

Book Description from

Every school day feels the same for fourth graders Lucy and Henry and Evie and Russell and May. Then Ms. Mirabel comes to their class—bringing magical words and a whole new way of seeing and understanding.  From beloved author Patricia MacLachlan comes an honest, inspiring story about what is real and what is unreal, and about the ways that writing can change our lives and connect us to our own stories—word after word after word.

My 25 cents:  
The fourth graders in this story are not so sure about this visiting writer who dresses kind of weird and talks about "words whispering to you"?  But she is able to teach them about writing without them even realizing it.  This is a really short (128 pages), fast reading chapter book, which may appeal to someone who doesn't like to read!!! 

1 comment:

  1. Loved this one! To be able to write so simply but perfectly- Patricia MacLachlan is awesome.