Word After Word After Word

By MacLachlan, Patricia

Publishers Summary:
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.

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ISBN
978-0-06027-971-4
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2010

Gr 2–5—When a writer spends six weeks in a fourth-grade classroom, Lucy begins to understand the power of the written word. Colorful Ms. Mirabel introduces the students to the idea that writing can change their lives and inspires them to find their own stories and to write them. Lucy doesn't believe her life is interesting enough to write about, but Ms. Mirabel insists that everyone has an important tale to tell. She begins by reading passages from famous pieces of...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Lucy, whose mom has cancer, and her friends are inspired by a visiting author who writes "to change my life, to make ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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