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Catching a Storyfish by Janice N. Harrington

Catching a Storyfish

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Catching a Storyfish by Janice N. Harrington
Hardcover $17.95
Sep 20, 2016 | ISBN 9781629794297

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* “Keet, a girl from Alabama, loves language and storytelling, but her family’s move to Illinois makes her feel silenced…. Harrington perfectly captures her character’s growth by using all the tools poetry provides: artfully chosen words, thought-provoking metaphors, appropriate rhythm and pacing, and changing points of view…. Harrington also includes various poetic forms and a postscript offering additional information about each of them: an unusual addition for a title of this format…. Keet’s is a simple and familiar-feeling story, but one that is understated, fully realized, deftly written, and utterly absorbing.” – School Library Journal, starred review

* “A gentle-spirited book about a black girl who almost gives up her gift but for love and friendship.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This lyrical novel in verse effortlessly weaves together multiple poetry forms to introduce readers to Katharen, called Keet, a young girl who loves to talk and spin stories…. The poems effectively convey conflicting emotions; different styles (haiku, concrete, blues, etc.,) express moods and nuances without being distracting… This is a wonderful addition to the novel-in-verse canon, whether enjoyed individually, shared as a read-aloud, or used as a class text.” –Booklist

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