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The Story of a Story

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The Story of a Story by Deborah Hopkinson
Hardcover $18.99
Nov 09, 2021 | ISBN 9780823444915

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★  ”A spare lyricism pervades this poetic picture book about writing by Hopkinson. . . . A gentle, luminous exploration for aspiring writers.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

★ “[A] poetic narrative, with quiet, thoughtful illustrations. . . . Hopkinson’s words gently encourage readers to remember that this craft takes patience, but also how there is something remarkable about finding your unique voice. VERDICT A comforting read for anyone who writes . . . this book will ease young scribes into their next story.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review

★ “Charming illustrations—made using pen, ink, and paint, and completed on Photoshop—are delightful to pore over.”—Booklist, Starred Review

“Hopkinson’s story about a story, which closes with a writing . . . is genuinely inspiring, a tutorial on writer’s block that never patronizes the child readers at whom it’s aimed.”—The Horn Book

“While the book is obviously targeted at aspiring writers, the message of persistence is applicable to the development of any skill. . . . Illustrations teem with texture and vibrant color. . . . an easy go-to for an early language arts lesson.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“An appropriate choice for a teacher, librarian, or educator introducing a creative writing unit. . . .”—Kirkus Reviews

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