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Wondrous Rex

Patricia Maclachlan


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ISBN: 9780062940988
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Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan has written a magical and funny tale about the joy found in using words, sharing stories, and loving a wondrous dog: Rex. Grace's aunt is a writer. The word "amazing" is an everyday word for Rex, who inspires Lily, and helps Grace find the words to write her own story.
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  • Hardcover
    $30.88
ISBN: 9780062940988
ANNOTATION:
Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan has written a magical and funny tale about the joy found in using words, sharing stories, and loving a wondrous dog: Rex. Grace's aunt is a writer. The word "amazing" is an everyday word for Rex, who inspires Lily, and helps Grace find the words to write her own story.

Annotation

Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan has written a magical and funny tale about the joy found in using words, sharing stories, and loving a wondrous dog: Rex. Grace's aunt is a writer. The word "amazing" is an everyday word for Rex, who inspires Lily, and helps Grace find the words to write her own story.

Publisher Description

Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan has written a magical and funny tale about the joy found in using words, sharing stories, and loving a wondrous dog: Rex.

Grace's aunt is a writer. She works with words every day and teaches Grace interesting words like "melancholy" and "delirious."

But Lily is often "flummoxed" by her writing. Her stories don't go anywhere, her desk is a mess, and her writer's group can't help.

So Lily posts an ad for an assistant: A writer of books needs an assistant, a coach, a helper, for inspiration and some magic!

The next day, Grace opens the door, and there is Rex: a Labrador retriever who will change Grace's life, and Lily's. The word "amazing" is an everyday word for Rex, who inspires Lily, and helps Grace find the words to write her own story.

Author Biography

Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless novels for young readers, including Newbery Medal winner Sarah, Plain and Tall; Word After Word After Word; Kindred Souls; The Truth of Me; The Poet's Dog; and My Father's Words. She is also the author of countless beloved picture books, a number of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily. She lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.

Review

"MacLachlan spins from simple words an enigmatic, gentle . . . tale. Sweetly magical." -- Kirkus Reviews "A charmed (and charming) dog, a language-loving girl, and an innate aunt-niece bond are among the alluring threads that MacLachlan (Dream Within a Dream) deftly weaves into this taut novel. MacLachlan again proves her gift for shaping endearing and credible characters-even a magical canine-in this bright yet reflective story." -- Publishers Weekly "Newbery-winner MacLachlan's spare but elegant prose touches on themes of self-confidence, the writer's craft, and the sense of well-being that can come from pet ownership. This book will please younger readers and inspire would-be wordsmiths." -- Booklist

Review Quote

"MacLachlan spins from simple words an enigmatic, gentle . . . tale. Sweetly magical."

Product Details

Year
2020
ISBN-10
0062940988
ISBN-13
9780062940988
Format
Hardcover
Author
Patricia Maclachlan
Pages
96
Publisher
Harpercollins Publishers Inc
Audience Age
8-12
Country of Publication
United States
Language
English
Audience
Children/Juvenile
Publication Date
2020-03-23