Author(s): Sharon Creech
Jack; Room 105 - -Miss Stretchberry
I don't want to
don't write poetry. Girls do
But before he knows it, Jack is creating his own poetry and a wonderful story emerges as he becomes interested in this thing that 'girls do'! Not only is Jack inspired to write to his favourite poet, but the poet agrees to visit, and Jack discovers how much more there is to poetry behind the words on the page. A lovely, loving and very impressive novel that defies definition.
A Carnegie honor winning novel by multi-award winning author. A brilliant story set in the classroom with a wonderfully inspiring teacher.
LA Carnegie Medal 2002 and
Carnegie Medal 2002
'A beautiful wonderful lovely little book.' Geraldine McCaughrean; 'I really loved this one - so original and funny and touching. It's completely captivating ...' The Independent; 'A touching account of a boy's new-found love of poetry. Readers can't fail to be affected by this lovely tale.' The Guardian; ' life-enhancing.' Financial Times.
Publishers’ Weekly in the US called it “an ingenious homage to the power of poetry and those who write it”. NZ’s National Radio reviewer said: “Love that book!”
Sharon Creech lives in the USA. She is the recipient of all the major children's book awards including the Newbery Award and the Carnegie Medal which she won with Ruby Holler.