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Grimes, N. (2013). Words with wings. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mill Press. 96 pp. ISBN: 978-1-59078-985-8. (Hardcover); $15.95.
In all fairness, as much as I adore this book, I am not the best person to review it. I am, however, the BEST person to talk about one of the characters in the book because that person is the real, live, nonfiction ME! If one takes a look at the acknowledgment page, one will see that the teacher character in this book is named for me because of several questions I an
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To be honest, when I opened the book tonight, I was just planning to skim the first few pages to get the gist for now. That did not happen — I started reading the first poem and did not stop until I read the last. Halfway through, I was salivating to share with my next-year students.
The vivid language, the simple (yet, oh-so-deep) story….perfection.
As a daydreamer of divorced parents, I really connected with this. It is told in poems and follows a young girl who has issues with daydreaming too much. Th poems are vivid and really capture the essences of the words and what they mean to a kid. It was like reading memories of my own. The ending was heartwarming to top it all off. Overall I really enjoyed this read.