Kramis, Sharon - Books
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Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 MST 2014Sharon J. Rating:4.0
Bought the book for my cousin she absolutely loves it. She saw the movies and wanted the books so she could see how close it came to it.
Tue Jul 10 00:00:00 MDT 2007barkerman32 Rating:5.0
Sharon Creech has a good way with words. This book proved to be especially poignant to the boys I work with, most of whom have been adopted or are awaiting adoption. The story begins with brother and sister who are residents of yet another foster home, and in fact not a very nice one. They have dreams of somehow earning enough money to steal away some night and hop the train to anywhere. Instead they are paired on a temporary basis with a couple who is growing older and husband and wife each has an idea of the perfect big trip. But their ideas are different so they need travelling companions to travel separartely with them. The story has concepts of trust, mystery, adventure, and takes the reader on a journey that ends with more questions than answers but still an overall sense of caring and accomplishment. And it does have a sense of satisfying and caring completion. The chapters are very short so it will keep those who are not excited about reading moving ahead at a quicker pace than many other books. The boys I work with (ages 9-12) all loved the book as well as others by Ms. Creech. It works well as either a read aloud or read alone book and would make a nice gift for any preteen, especially if they are in a foster or adoptive home.
Fri Mar 18 00:00:00 MDT 2016Sharon M. Rating:5.0
One of the better books I've read in a long time. Theory in book is very interesting
Tue Oct 06 00:00:00 MDT 2015Sharon R. Rating:4.0
I have not read the book yet. It came to me in very good condition. I really like this author and was happy to see there was another book by as I read every book they had at my library.
Fri Mar 18 00:00:00 MDT 2016Sharon M. Rating:5.0
Recommended by a friend and it is worth it's weight in gold
Sun Nov 08 00:00:00 MST 2015Sharon T. Rating:5.0
Birthday gift for my husband and he has not stopped making ice cream. Great and easy recipes.
Thu Nov 18 00:00:00 MST 2010melmarie88 Rating:4.0
Writing poems and reading about cats is Jacks least favorite thing in the world to do in the book Hate That Cat, by Sharon Creech. He is in Miss. Stetchberrys class and is constantly working on writing poetry. He feels he is no good at it and his Uncle Bill always seems to be criticizing his writing and telling him he needs to add more to it. He isnt fond of the fact that Uncle Bill says poetry must include symbols, metaphors, regular meter and must rhyme. Jack feels very strongly about his dislike for cats. He seems upset when the poems that he reads talk about them; he finds dogs to be much better companions as pets. At first, Jack is very leery and seems discouraged about his poems. He soon starts to feel more comfortable as he writes more and more. He discovers poetry in his everyday life. He grasps literary terms and discusses them throughout the story. He criticizes William Carlos Williams poems saying that they do not include very much alliteration, onomonapia, similes, or metaphors. Jack takes many different poems and rewrites them in his own way. He grows to find a love for poetry. He also learns that he really does like cats after his parents get him one for Christmas. He soon discovers that the mean black cat he hated so much really is not as bad as he thought, and saves his kitten Skitter McKitter after she was missing. This is a great book for students in third grade and up. Jack is a character that students could easily relate to. He struggles with writing poetry and finding his voice. His poems are humorous and fun to read. He grows and a writer and as a person in this story. In the beginning he didnt like cats, but after having more experience with them, he learned to love them. This can be helpful with encouraging students not to judge a book by its cover, and to not judge right away. This book is great with explaining literary terms to elementary level students and provides wonderful examples of them. Overall, I greatly enjoyed this book and would use it in my classroom. Creech, Sharon. Hate That Cat. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. 2008. Print. Melanie L.
Wed Sep 02 00:00:00 MDT 2015sharon p. Rating:5.0
My daughter is in love with this series and have to have the books; now my husband is hooked.
Sat Feb 06 00:00:00 MST 2016Sharon H. Rating:5.0
My Grandson requested this book for Christmas and has enjoyed reading it.
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