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by Nancy Willard

Category: Geography and Cultures
Subcategory: Children
Author: Nancy Willard
ISBN: 0814332447
ISBN13: 978-0814332443
Language: English
Publisher: Wayne State University Press (August 4, 2005)
Pages: 264
Fb2 eBook: 1963 kb
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Series: Landscapes of Childhood Series. Paperback: 264 pages. Nancy Willard brings the often un-American magical realist writing style into the middle of the American Midwest with fascinating results.

Series: Landscapes of Childhood Series. Publisher: Wayne State University Press (August 4, 2005). Fish swim in a river underneath the floor of an old museum and a group of native townspeople lurk on the edge of town, appearing and disappearing seemingly at will.

Important to the Landscapes of Childhood series, this novel raises significant questions about the state of childhood and how that state affects adult sensibilities.

Sister Water Landscapes of Childhood Series.

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Important to the Landscapes of Childhood series, this novel raises significant questions about the state of childhood and how . Nancy Willard is a lecturer in English at Vassar College

Important to the Landscapes of Childhood series, this novel raises significant questions about the state of childhood and how that state affects adult sensibilities. Nancy Willard is a lecturer in English at Vassar College. She is the author of two novels, Things Invisible to See (Knopf, 1994) and Sister Water, and eleven books of poetry-the most recent of which is Swimming Lessons (Knopf, 1996). In addition to being a poet, essayist, and novelist, she is a noted writer of children's books, including A Visit to William Blake's Inn (Harcourt Children's Books, 1981), which was nominated for the National Book Award and was the first poetry book to win the Newbery Medal.

Nancy Willard (June 26, 1936 – February 19, 2017) was an American writer: novelist, poet, author and occasional illustrator of children's books. She won the 1982 Newbery Medal for A Visit to William Blake's Inn. Willard was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she later received the . from the University of Michigan and won five Hopwood Awards for creative writing.

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The book provides scholars and teachers with in-depth discussion of particular texts as well as larger historical patterns and theoretical paradigms. Essays focus on classic literary works such as Chariotte's Web and The Lorax as well as series fiction, nature magazines, environmental music and videos, the Muppets and other Jim Henson productions, and Disney's latest theme park, Animal Kingdom. Affording the reader a return to the wild places of childhood - both real and imagined - Wild Things is a first-class explorat. Lc Classification Number.

The widowed Jessie Woolman, now in her seventies, her two married daughters, Ellen and Martha, and two grandchildren live in Ann Arbor, where the family owns a museum that harbors a meandering stream and historical artifacts of the region bounded by the rivers. Just as Jessie's aging mind begins to wander, Ellen's husband dies in a car accident and the Woolman family begins a new journey led by two very different men: Harvey Mack, a developer with an eye on the Woolman property and the grieving Ellen, and Sam Theopolis, a mystic hired to care for Jessie. Sam becomes both Harvey's rival and a healing presence for the family until a crisis descends and he, too, needs the protection of the Woolmans' innocent belief in the saving power of love.

Combining sorrow and grief with considerable light-hearted wit and eccentric characters, Sister Water is a novel that will reach old and young readers alike. Through her lyrical prose, author Nancy Willard draws on the rich style of magical realism to create a narrative flow that is at once powerful and seductive. Important to the Landscapes of Childhood series, this novel raises significant questions about the state of childhood and how that state affects adult sensibilities.

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Dalallador
Sam Theopolis is an unforgettable character who understands that "keeping a cat clears the brain" and who wants to open a clinic where "there will be people healing animals and animals healing people." His story becomes gripping when he's unjustly accused of murder; then all the various characters and strands of story that Nancy Willard has been so skillfully weaving come together in a poetically just denouement. Willard's writing is just astonishing, with sentences like "Suddenly the air felt as dangerous as if he had stolen it." I love her sly allusion to some lines in Muriel Rukeyser's poetry, with this coming out of Sam's mouth: "We aren't made of atoms, Ellen. We're made of stories." A wonderful read.
Tujar
Nancy Willard is an accomplished novelist. I love this book and her other adult novel Things Invisible to See. She also writes poetry and children's books. Wish she would do another adult novel.
Bearus
Favorite book!
Kanal
Nancy Willard brings the often un-American magical realist writing style into the middle of the American Midwest with fascinating results. Fish swim in a river underneath the floor of an old museum and a group of native townspeople lurk on the edge of town, appearing and disappearing seemingly at will. The most magical aspect of Willard's writing, however, is the poetry of her words. Her prose is at once fluid and beautiful, but creates an atmosphere that is simultaneously haunting and comforting. If you are a fan of magical realism, this is a book that is definitely worth seeking.
Taur
I bought this book at a second hand store with no previous knowledge of Nancy Willard. It's like Ann Tyler meets Alice Hoffman....two of my favorites! I will look for more by her. Great book!
Westened
The Kirkus Review describes the book well. I'll just say that I think it's excellent, having both read it and heard it read by the folks at Recorded Books. Nancy Willard is a much under-appreciated author with a style that's hard to put your finger on. The books feel so pure, and are so goodhearted, that they're wonderful for both adults and children.
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