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  • Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Description: 232 p. : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780544022089
  • 0544022084

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Candy smash

by Davies, Jacqueline, 1962-

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Call number: J Fiction / Davies, Jacqueline

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Traverwood Youth

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"Explores the distinctive power of poetry and love--fourth grade style"-- Provided by publisher.

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secrets and privacy

In this book, Jessie and Evan (and Megan, for that matter) are at odds over the matter of secrets and privacy. Fourth grade crushes also figure prominently, as it is set near Valentine's Day. The main 'teaching' theme is poetry and literary terminology. Jessie wants to find a scoop for her newspaper (extra credit project) and Evan discovers he loves reading and writing poetry but is kind of embarrassed about it. (He is pretty good at it to boot, possibly his first academic point of excellence?).

The grandmother has moved in with them (as we learned at end of The Bell Bandit) but is not much of a presence - except as inspiration for one of Evan's poems.

I appreciated the poetry writing lessons that were sprinkled throughout the book (not heavy-handed at all). And that particularly wonderful e.e. cummings love poem is in here ( [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] )

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