Sunday, January 11, 2009

Looking for Newbery - Day 17


I am a huge fan of Barbara O'Connor!!! I loved How to Steal a Dog, and was very excited to get Greetings From Nowhere when it came out. I was so pleased to see that it got a little love from someone's Mock Newbery list. The characters are well developed, the book is told from multiple points of view, and the language is beautiful. I'm also a fan of how Barbara O'Connor uses sentences that are really phrases -- it was very effective.

Finally, I loved Greetings from Nowhere because it brought back so many childhood memories of spending a week each summer at my cousin's house, which was really a motel just like the one in this story. For more details, check out my review.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much, Karen, for that lovely post!

    I'm counting down the days until the literacy conference. Woohoo!

    Barbara

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  2. Hmmm...maybe that post was from Bill! ?? My Google Reader says Bill, but the blog says Karen. So - anyway - thank you, Bill - thank you to BOTH OF YOU!

    Hahahaha

    Barbara

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  3. I love this book! I have got to find who has my copy and read it again! It has excellent Newbery potential!

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