Wisdom by Darcy Pattison and Other Exciting News
March 12, 2012 in Creative Writing activities, Elementary Educators, Helping Girls and Women Around the World, Making Book to Book Comparisons, Making Personal Connections, Middle Grade Novel, Pattison Darcy, Picture Book Tags: Book Giveaway Contest, nonfiction picture books, picture book nonfiction
I have several things to discuss today, so this post is going to be a little different than the usual. First, I was lucky enough to get my free 48-hour copy of Wisdom, The Midway Albatross on Friday for the anniversary of the Japanese tsunami. Darcy’s book, with illustrations by Kitty Harvill, is beautiful. It’s an inspiring and beautiful story, along with wonderful illustrations. Wisdom, an albatross living on Midway, has survived tropical storms, a tsunami, hurricanes, and more, and she is still alive and giving birth! What an amazing survival story. Kids will love it, and they will be sitting on the edge of their seats and waiting in anticipation to see if Wisdom lives to see another year toward the end of the book. Darcy did an amazing job with the story and Kitty with the illustrations. I highly recommend you check it out and share it with some children!
I wanted to announce the winner of Stranger Moon, a middle-grade, adventure story written by Heather Zydek. The winner is Clara Gillow Clark! Congratulations!
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Okay to teach kids about survival and strength, check out Wisdom! Consider taking my social networking class to help with your survival (in the publishing world and your strength, too).