Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Looking for Newbery - Day 26

As we close in on the big announcement, I plan to finish out our Newbery marathon with a few reviews from the past year. The first is significant, not only because it's a great book, but because on Thursday, we will be Grand Discussing this book with a group of kids and parents. The reaction I'm getting from the kids is one of excitement and enjoyment of this book. They seem to really be relating to this one.

I called this a "coming of age" story in my review last September, but it's really more than that. In our pre Grand Discussion, discussion, my friend and colleague pointed out that the story is really about EVERYONE having a "savvy." Your savvy may not be a super power like the Beaumonts, but we all have one. The trick is to find it and use it to its fullest. WOW! Now why didn't I think of that, I guess that's why she's the gifted teacher.

Here's my review.

And here are some others.
Official Savvy Book Site
After Potter
Children's Literature Book Club

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