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Diamond Willow (2008)

by Helen Frost(Favorite Author)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 4
0374317763 (ISBN13: 9780374317768)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
review 1: I'm teaching out in bush Alaska on the coast (far from where this story takes place) and this little girl reminds me of so many of my students. This is a great book for those back in the lower 48 who want a little glimpse at the kind of world some of the kids up here live in.It is also a great book for kids learning to read between the lines. Written in simple language, it teaches complex thought without necessarily requiring it.It is a coming of age story about a young girl learning who she is and how to function in a world outside of herself.
review 2: This is not only a fabulous story, both in words AND artistically, but I love the fact that the bolded words leave "hidden messages". These bolded words serve as a sort of main idea for the reader - a bigger
... moreclue to the inferential meaning of the novel. Great for low readers, because of its poetry format, but also a fun discussion piece for the "bigger meaning" of the bolded words within each page. less
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This book truly left me in a sense of Awe and contentment!
Helen has a wondrous way with words.
this book is amazing
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