Newbery- winning novelist
Interest Level: upper elementary
CATEGORY: Poetry Novel
TYPE: Juvenile Fiction
SUMMARY: This novel is about a boy who thinks that writing poetry is just for girls. As his school year progresses, he realizes that he is writing poetry even if it is not what he thought it should be like. He becomes aware that poetry is not just for girls.
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KEYWORDS: girls, poems, boy, dog, dad
Using a journal format to write Jacks’ poetry, Creech creates an interesting way to follow the story line while still enjoying the poems.