Because of the Rabbit – by Cynthia Lord (Hardcover) Reviews


Because of the Rabbit – by Cynthia Description:

Because of the Praise for Because of the Rabbit: 2020 ALSC Notable Childrens Book * A young girl learns about honesty integrity and friendship when she finds a lost rabbit and starts school for the first time… The beauty in Lords tale of finding home in a new community is the way Emmas grandfather reaches her with his stories of magic even after he is gone teaching her important lessons about following through on ones promises… Delightful. — Kirkus Reviews starred review * Emma learns the rewards of patience and understanding the perspectives of others. [An] insightful story — lucidly written from the heart. — Publishers Weekly starred review * Lord uses clear straightforward sentences to relate experiences in ways that speak directly to children. From Emmas relationship with her brother to her insecurities about attending school to her procrastination in calling a family thats lost a rabbit her emotions are mixed but layered and evident to readers. A heartfelt chapter book with broad appeal. — Booklist starred review Praise for A Handful of Stars: * Salmas artistic creativity and gumption awaken Lily to the power of imagination the importance of embracing change and knowing when to let go of the past and the rewards of venturing beyond ones comfort zone. — Publishers Weekly starred review * The treatment of Salmas migrant life is matter-of-fact but direct and Lily plausibly deals with possibilities of local racism and swells with indignation on behalf of her new friend. Its the straightforward and unaffected prose (highly suitable for a readaloud as well as reading alone) that really allows Lilys story to shine… its hard to resist joining her on her journey toward greater maturity. — Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books starred review Praise for Half a Chance: * [Lord] has combined vivid cinematic description with deft characterization and handles several important issues with sensitivity nuance and great skill. A deeply enjoyable read. — School Library Journal starred review * With winning results Lord brings the same sensitivity to the subject of dementia that she brought to autism in her Newbery Honor book Rules. — Kirkus Reviews starred review Praise for Rules: Newbery Honor Book Schneider Family Book Award ALA Notable Childrens Book Because of the Rabbit – by Cynthia