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Friday, 6 November 2009

Crow Call - Lois Lowry

Crow Call
Lois Lowry (Author)
Bagram Ibatoulline
(Illustrator)
Scholastic
ISBN 9780545030359

Lois Lowry is one of only two children's authors to ever win two Newbery Medals. Her Giver trilogy (Giver, Messenger and Gathering Blue) is used in school curriculums all over North America. This new story is wonderfully told and amazingly illustrated. The artwork is vivid and realistic, almost a cross between Norman Rockwell and Alex Colville. The story is that of a young girl out for the day with her father, a father she doesn't really know, for he has just returned from the war. They have gone to hunt crows that are eating the crops. The story is about parents and children getting to know each other. In that sense it is truly universal, which is the best kind of story. Lowry shares in the afterward that this is a true story; it happened to her. This is an amazing book and can be shared with many.

2 comments:

avanzanten said...

I am using it as an interactive read aloud. I am teaching the idea of universal theme. What do you think? I love how the illustrations set the tone of the book.

SRMcEvoy said...

Sounds great. What Yoga do you use in the classroom. My daughter is 3 and a half, she has 38 hours on the Wii Fit in 2 months and love my yoga from P90X but just can't do it.