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The Word Collector

illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

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words, visionary & metaphysical, books & libraries
list price: $21.99
edition:Hardcover
published: 2018
ISBN:9780545865029
publisher: Scholastic Inc
imprint: Orchard Books
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club Selection
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Description

From the beloved bestselling creator of The Dot and our own Happy Dreamer comes an inspiring story about the transformative and profound power of words.

 

A New York Times BestsellerNamed an Outstanding Literary Work for Children by the NAACPSome people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. Some people collect art. And Jerome? Jerome collected words . . . In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him -- short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower.From the creator of The Dot, I Am Human, and Happy Dreamer comes a celebration of finding your own words -- and the impact you can have when you share them with the world.

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Editorial Review

Praise for The Word Collector: A New York Times Bestseller Named an Outstanding Literary Work for Children by the NAACP"Peter H. Reynolds always manages to walk a delicate line with his books - make that a couple lines: weighty but not weighed down. Universal yet kid-centric. No easy feat."-Travis Jonker, School Library Journal "Capture[s] the beauty of words and the wonder of sharing them with others...enchanting." --Kirkus"[P]acks a powerful punch...capture[s] both the joy of learning and the power of kindness." --School Library JournalPraise for Happy Dreamer:"The message of acceptance and patience comes through clearly, and the exhortation to 'carve your own path' and 'show the world who you are' will be appreciated by anyone who has ever felt misunderstood." -- Booklist"Celebrates individuality, self-expression, and the joys of being a dreamer . . . a liberating validation of dreaming as restorative, comforting, and powerful, while giving kids full license to be themselves." -- Publishers Weekly"A sweet gift to praise spirited individuality, this choice encourages readers to dream big. Let those sparkles fly!" -- Kirkus ReviewsPraise for The Dot:* "Simplicity itself, like the dot in the title, this small book carries a big message." -- Booklist, starred review* "In this engaging, inspiring tale, Reynolds (illustrator of the Judy Moody series) demonstrates the power of a little encouragement. . . . Reynolds pulls off exactly what his young heroine does, creating an impressive work from deceptively simple beginnings." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review* "With art that seems perfectly suited to the mood and the message of the text, Reynolds inspires with a gentle and generous mantra: 'Just make a mark.'" -- School Library Journal, starred review"It may speak to formerly artistic young readers who are selling their own abilities short." -- Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Ish:* "Ish. . . encourages readers to see the world anew." -- School Library Journal, starred review

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