What I Came to Tell You

What I Came to Tell You

Book - 2013
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"A boy finds solace in his art and community after his mother dies and his father retreats into himself"--
Publisher: New York : Egmont USA, c2013
New York :, Egmont USA,, c2013
ISBN: 9781606844335
Branch Call Number: j HAY NVD
Characteristics: 296 pages ; 22 cm


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m2 Aug 07, 2014

Gorgeous book about how art -- and a broad group of neighbors and friends -- can help us heal. One wonderful feature of this story is how it evokes such a strong sense of place. The author Tommy Hays is the director of the Great Smokies Writers Program at UC Ashville and I felt I had traveled to Asheville NC and its environs after I read it. Grover, named for a character in Thomas Wolfe's books, is grieving the sudden accidental loss of his mother by creating weavings from living things, using materials from a small bamboo stand near his home. But when the little forest is threatened, he feels all his support is gone. A book for middle school through and including adults and anyone who has grieved.

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Mar 05, 2014

annapoline123 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over


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