Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

November 29th, 2015 by

LoveThatDog-SharonCreechSubmitted by Paige, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is a great book . I love This book. This book is a poetry book! You should totally read this book.

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech

October 1st, 2015 by

the-boy-on-the-porchAlexa, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book was awesome! The book is about this boy that got lost and ended up on these peoples porch and they take care of him,he cant explain why hes there because he cant talk. One day the boys dad comes to get him,read to find out what happens. I recommend this book for anyone.

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

October 3rd, 2014 by

Walk_Two_Moons_Sharon-CreechSubmitted by Nancy, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★½

It starts out happy them gets sadder.

Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech

June 12th, 2014 by

hate-that-catSubmitted by Austin, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★☆

this is a story of jack words sounds teacher and a cat.

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

March 28th, 2014 by

Walk_Two_Moons_Sharon-CreechSubmitted by justin, Age 10 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

Pheobe and Sals mom leave and only one comes back.My favorite part is that Pheobe’s teacher is related to Mrs.cadaver.You will love this book i did.Its amazing.

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

March 27th, 2014 by

Walk_Two_Moons_Sharon-CreechSubmitted by Fredrick, Age 11 from Michigan

Rating: ★★★★★

Awesome book!!

Granny Torelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech

March 23rd, 2014 by

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech

Submitted by Frederick, Age 11 from Michigan

Rating: ★★★★★

Granny Torelli Make Soup is about 2 kids, Bailey and Rosie. Rosie narrates the story which is mostly about Bailey who is blind, and then the two have a a big fight in which Bailey tells Rosie to ”get over herself.” With the help of soup, stories and love, Granny Torelli works her magic to make this relationship between blind Bailey and Rosie together again.
Sharon Creech is a great writer. We know that from Walk Two Moons and Replay. So it was not surprised that she pulled off another classic. Granny Torelli is funny, and sweet, and you could just curl up by the fire with a bowl of soup and tea and read it. Bailey is just like a normal boy who is blind. He can act bratty sometimes, but he’s still a kid. Rosie is the same way. It’s inspiring,sweet, and well, it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a while. I love it, and you will too.

Replay by Sharon Creech

March 22nd, 2014 by

replaySubmitted by Frederick, Age 11 from Michigan

Rating: ★★★★½

Replay is a great book by Sharon Creech, author of Newbery award winning Walk Two Moons. Replay is about a 12 year old named Leo, who has a huge family. One day, he was crying in the corner and when his family asked him what was wrong, he said, ”I’m just a little sardine, squashed in a tin.” But the real drama starts is when Leo walks up to the attic and finds a box with his father’s name on it.The box has a autobiography written by his father at age 13.Leo finds out crazy secrets about his family, father and his dad’s life as he reads the book. Other issues pop up at school, where Leo tries out for the school play, ”Rumpopo’s Porch” and other issues about love and loss in this funny, charming book about family and life.

This book was VERY well-written and I really enjoyed it. If you have a big family you can relate to this and if you don’t, it gives you a realistic view of what a big family is like.
”Pietro? You dropped the meatballs? And you’re putting them back in the bowl?”
Pietro shrugs. ”It was the sardine’s fault.”
”Was not,” Leo says.
Ha! This book is funny, but it also makes you think. How do you think Leo feels in his family? Do the nicknames they call him make him feel bad? I posted another review of this book on a different website and here’s a excerpt: ”Leo finds a old diary in the attic of his house that’s a autobiography of his father at age 13. Leo reads it,and finds out more about his father. Another plot is how Leo tries out for the school play and gets the part of ”Old Crone.” Other issues happen in the funny, inspiring, underappreciated book by Sharon Creech.’’ Sharon Creech did a wonderful job on this book. You will like this book.
There is some minor parts that might be too intense for young readers, as when Papa has a heart attack and when Ruby says how her brother died. There is one term that pops up that younger kids may not understand. For mature readers,this is a great pick. Highly recommended.
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Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

March 20th, 2014 by

Walk_Two_Moons_Sharon-CreechSubmitted by Willa, Age 10 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

The book i am going to tell about is Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech .This book is realistic fiction.The main character is Salamanca Hiddle . Sal (for short) is on a mission to see her mother who is in Lewiston,Idaho .Sal is traveling with her grand parents, Gram and Gramps. They started off in Euclid , Ohio and not all of them but some of them return to Lewiston in time for her mothers birthday. My favorite part of the book is when book is when Gram went to see Old Faithful and Gram went under the rope to get a closer look at it. My connection is once my grand mother went to see Old Faithful. I think that if you like adventure books i hope you will like, or love the book Walk Two Moons.

The Great Unexpected: Book Review

September 10th, 2013 by

great-unexpected-sharon-creechI love realistic stories and I love fantasy worlds, but what I love most of all is a type of fiction called “magic realism.” Have you heard of it? It’s basically when the story takes place in our normal everyday world, but with some surprising magical elements. You don’t go into a totally different realm, like Narnia or Oz, for example. You’re still here, on Earth — but with little bits of fantasy swirling around.

The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech is a great example of magic realism — not to mention just a great book in general. It’s about two orphans who are best friends, Naomi and Lizzie, growing up in the little town of Blackbird Tree. One day, a strange boy falls out of a tree right in front of them, and so starts a series of unusual events that twist and turn and eventually change their lives.

For example, who is the mysterious Dingle Dangle man who comes to town and pokes into everyone’s business? How is it that Finn (the boy from the tree) appears and disappears so suddenly? And what about all the coincidences that keep popping up?

Besides the intricate spiderweb of a story, I also loved the characters of Naomi and Lizzie. I totally understood Naomi’s point of view, and she seemed absolutely real to me. And Lizzie completely cracked me up, and I just loved her goofy and lively personality.

If you’re a Sharon Creech fan, you will not be disappointed by The Great Unexpected. I’d also recommend this book for fans of When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead and the Willow Falls books by Wendy Mass.

Have you read any of these books? Or any other magic realism stories? Leave a comment and let me know about your favorites!

— Karen

Part of The Great Unexpected takes place in Ireland, which Karen visited once many years ago. Time to plan a vacation!

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