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Words with wings

by Grimes, Nikki,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 18 copies
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Summary
Gabby's world is filled with daydreams. However, what began as an escape from her parents' arguments has now taken over her life. But with the help of a new teacher, Gabby the dreamer might just become Gabby the writer, and words that carried her away might allow her to soar. Written in vivid, accessible poems, this remarkable verse novel is a celebration of imagination, of friendship, of one girl's indomitable spirit, and of a teacher's ability to reach out and change a life.

Nikki Grimes has been awarded a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award. Words with Wings has been named a 2014 ALSC Notable Children's Book in the middle readers category.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Gabby, named for the angel Gabriel, is a daydreamer, and words fire her imagination, creating new worlds for her to inhabit. After her parents separate and Gabby must go to a different school, her daydreams become increasingly vivid, intruding on the realities of the classroom and schoolwork. To Gabby's occasional puzzlement, her mother worries (Mom names me for a / creature with wings, then wonders / what makes my thoughts fly), but her wonderful new teacher is more patient, wisely helping her capture her daydreams on paper and inspiring a new dream to become an author: Dad is a dreamer / and Mom is a maker. / I've been thinking, / maybe / I can be / both. Grimes, recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, has written a novel in verse that is an enthusiastic celebration of the power of words and imagination and a dramatic demonstration that daydreamers are, as Gabby hopes, cool. Always accessible, Grimes' language is vivid, rhythmic, and figurative: Gabby says her dreams are fancy dancing in my mind, for example, and thoughts of a circus are a trampoline to the big top. Plain or fancy, Grimes' words speak to the daydreamer in every reader.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Through 70+ poems, Grimes introduces readers to Gabriella, a city girl who's prone to daydreaming, frustrating her mother and alienating Gabby from her classmates. Several poems bring readers directly into Gabby's daydreams, as she explains how a single word can set her mind whirling: "Say `concert,'/ and I'm somewhere/ in the past,/ sprawled out on the grass/ in Central Park,/ my head cozy/ in Mom's lap,/ her head cozy/ on Dad's shoulder." Grimes packs substantial emotional heft into her poems, especially the way that Gabby's parents' separation weighs on her. Eventually, the right teacher and the right friend provide the support and encouragement Gaby needs, and even her mother's attitude softens. Although Grimes hits the "importance of dreaming" theme a bit hard, her poems lovingly convey the rich inner life (and turmoil) of a girl in the process of finding her voice. Ages 8-12. Agent: Elizabeth Harding, Curtis Brown. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Writing -- Juvenile fiction.
Imagination -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Writing -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Publisher Honesdale, Pa. :WordSong,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Awards Coretta Scott King Honor Book, author, 2014
Description 84 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 1590789857 (hardcover) :
9781590789858 (hardcover) :
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