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Heartbeat

by Creech, Sharon.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 15 copies
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Summary

"A stunning accomplishment. This story pierces the heart." --Chicago Sun-Times

RUN RUN RUN. That's what twelve-year-old Annie loves to do. When she's barefoot and running, she can hear her heart beating...thump-THUMP, thump-THUMP.

It's a rhythm that makes sense in a year when everything's shifting: Her mother is pregnant, her grandfather is forgetful, and her best friend, Max, is always moody. Everything changes over time, just like the apple Annie's been assigned to draw a hundred times.

Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech masterfully weaves this tender and intuitive story told in free verse about a young girl beginning to understand the many rhythms of life, and how she fits within them.

Named one of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

"Tenderhearted. Vintage Creech. Its richness lies in its sheer simplicity." --School Library Journal (starred review)

"The story soars as Annie's feet fly." --Bookpage

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-6. I love to run / but I don't want to run / in a herd, avows 11-year-old Annie, the free-spirited, ruminative narrator of Creech's second novel in verse. Annie's nonconformist outlook has raised tensions with her running buddy, Max, who can't understand why Annie won't join him on the track team. In the meantime, Annie's mother is pregnant, which thrills Annie but brings her grandfather's failing health into painful focus. In the midst of these shifting relationships, a creative teacher's school assignment offers solace and, as in Love That Dog (2001), an opportunity for self-discovery: Annie must draw a single apple each day for 100 days. The symbolism of the apple seems belabored, and the story's gentle momentum will probably hook only the most thoughtful young readers. But like the apple Annie draws, this story is a lovingly crafted, miniature landscape, which will find its most passionate advocates among Creech's numerous adult fans. --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Seigfried's youthful, bright (but not overly chipper) voice proves a good vehicle for interpreting Creech's latest, a novel-in-poems about the swirl of momentous change that moves through 12-year-old Annie's life. An introspective artist and talented athlete who loves to run barefoot through the countryside, Annie truly embraces her free spirit. But the big picture of Annie's place in the world takes on complexity as Annie's mother becomes pregnant, her best friend Max urges her to conform and join the track team and her grandfather becomes increasingly forgetful. Through it all, Annie discovers ways to view things from new perspectives and follow her grandfather's advice to "stick to your guns." The result is a wholly satisfying emotional journey. Listeners will enjoy keeping pace with Creech's well-drawn Annie as Seigfried's effective narration makes her character even more memorable. Ages 8-up. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Best friends -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Running -- Fiction.
Pregnancy -- Fiction.
Grandfathers -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins,2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes "Joanna Cotler Books."
Description 180 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780060540241
0060540222
0060540230 (lib. bdg.)
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