Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Author Spotlight: Sharon Creech

This month I'm highlighting author Sharon Creech, who has written many books, including Chasing Redbird, Walk Two Moons, and Ruby Holler. I enjoyed these so much that I tried Love That Dog, only to discover it is a story told in poetry form. I don't enjoy poetry very often, and almost returned it to the library before I even started - but I thought I'd give it a chance, and then I enjoyed it enough to get part two, Hate That Cat. Fancy that, me reading an entire book of poetry. I'm proud of myself, even if it is geared toward middle grade kids. Actually, I think I'm a kid at heart, how about you?

11 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

I've never read a book in poetry form. Sounds like an interesting idea, though. Maybe I'll check it out now.

Maeve Frazier said...

Very nice post. I'll have to check out this book!

Catherine Lavoie said...

Yes, total kid at heart! ;) I used to really like poetry when I was a kid/teenager (I wrote a LOT of bad poems in my high school days) but I haven't read any in a while. I've never heard of Sharon Creech, I might check her out!

Sharon Creech said...

Thanks for the highlight, MIchelle. Nice to meet you here.

Laraine Eddington said...

Poetry draws me in...when I can convince myself to read it. Then I always wonder why I don't read it more often.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Michelle:
You should read Walks Two Moons by Sharon. Excellent book!

BTW: You won the book drawing on my blog. Please contact me at kathiorampeterson(at)yahoo(dot)com so I can get your info. I know I should have it, but after moving my office this summer I can't find anything. :)

Loree Huebner said...

Thanks for the spotlight on Sharon. I've heard good things about her books before.

Reading a book entirely in poetry would be hard for me.

Susan Oloier said...

Walk Two Moons is one of my all-time favorite MG books. I used to teach in to my high-level third grade readers.

WritingNut said...

Yup, I'm definitely a kid at heart too :)... thanks for introducing us to Sharon.

Liesl Shurtliff said...

One of my very favorite authors. I think most people think of her WALK TWO MOONS, which is wonderful and worthy of all its praise, but CHASING REDBIRD I think is one that doesn't get as much attention as it should. It's a beautiful book.

Carolyn V said...

I'm a kid at heart too. I'll have to try her book and see if I like it. ;)