viernes, 11 de noviembre de 2016

Reseña: The Year of the Garden (Anna Wang 0,5)

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The Year of the Garden (Anna Wang 0,5)


Andrea Cheng


128 pages
Expected publication: April 11th 2017 by HMH Books for Young Readers 
ISBN: 0544664442 (ISBN13: 9780544664449)
Edition Language:English
Series:Anna Wang 0.5

Interest level: 2nd–6th grade
When Anna is gifted a copy of The Secret Garden, it inspires her to follow her dreams—maybe she can plant ivy and purple crocuses and the birds will come.  Or maybe what grows from her dream of a garden is even better: friendship. And friendship, like a garden, often has a mind of its own.     
 In this prequel to Year of the Book, join Anna in a year of discovery, new beginnings, friendships, and growth. 

My rating: 3.5 seed stars
 My bookshelves children-protagonist, art-illustrated, for-kids

Note: Spoilers for The Secret Garden, and other minor spoilers for Sarah, Plain and Tall

Anna Wang is 8 y.o. and she moved with her family to other house.
New starts. New friendship. New things.
And the painful need to 'fit-in'.

For book-lovers and garden-lovers

There are a lots a themes here: family; elders; recycling; and to be capable of accept that your friends can have different hobbies than you. 

I like in Anna that she thinks in include the feelings of the old lady. And she thinks to help her friend, even when her own insecurities play a rol here.
Is sad tha Anna feel a bit of shame about her mother. But many of us feel in school feel so concious of our differences and want to be the same as the rest that is understandable.

I like that Laura love animals but shows little quirks.

Me gusta leer y me gustan las plantas y los colibries, asi que me fue fácil identificarme con Anna.

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