Catalog

The catalog was upgraded on Sunday October 20th, 2019. Please report problems to your library.

Record Details

Catalog Search



Look both ways : a tale told in ten blocks / Jason Reynolds ; illustrations by Alexander Nabaum.

Reynolds, Jason, (author.). Nabaum, Alexander, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library J REY (Text) 33500013156484 New In transit -
Moorhead Public Library J REY (Text) 33500013156476 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481438285
  • ISBN: 148143828X
  • ISBN: 9781481438292
  • ISBN: 1481438298
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"A collection of ten short stories that all take place in the same day about kids walking home from school"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* How do you invest a reader in a short-story collection? Begin with the promise of "a school bus falling from the sky." This tease kickstarts the book, exciting the imagination before embarking—like a bus—on a neighborhood tour. Ten stories are told in parallel, each following different middle-graders home from school. On Marston Street, TJ lays out his hilarious hypothesis that "we all boogers." On Placer Street, we meet the Low Cuts, a four-kid crew that hustles for spare change to help their cancer-stricken parents. There's Bryson, jumped on Burman Street for showing that it's OK for boys to kiss boys. Cynthia, who learned joke telling from her grandpa on Southview Avenue before his health began to decline. Here Reynolds exhibits his mastery of character. Each protagonist is distinct—engaging, sympathetic, complex—each story uniquely memorable. The prose flows effortlessly, rhythmic and real, and by broadening the scope to 10 middle-grade stories, he captures that age. These are quite simply—and profoundly—stories about kids and the comedy and tragedy of childhood. As the chapters pass, readers will sink into the more-and-more familiar neighborhood, getting so invested in these linked human experiences that, when the bus finally falls, it's only to remind us that we're all connected. This is storytelling at its finest, a true masterpiece from one of kidlit's brightest ambassadors.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Reynolds, basically kidlit royalty at this point, will summon a crowd with this short-story collection. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* How do you invest a reader in a short-story collection? Begin with the promise of "a school bus falling from the sky." This tease kickstarts the book, exciting the imagination before embarking—like a bus—on a neighborhood tour. Ten stories are told in parallel, each following different middle-graders home from school. On Marston Street, TJ lays out his hilarious hypothesis that "we all boogers." On Placer Street, we meet the Low Cuts, a four-kid crew that hustles for spare change to help their cancer-stricken parents. There's Bryson, jumped on Burman Street for showing that it's OK for boys to kiss boys. Cynthia, who learned joke telling from her grandpa on Southview Avenue before his health began to decline. Here Reynolds exhibits his mastery of character. Each protagonist is distinct—engaging, sympathetic, complex—each story uniquely memorable. The prose flows effortlessly, rhythmic and real, and by broadening the scope to 10 middle-grade stories, he captures that age. These are quite simply—and profoundly—stories about kids and the comedy and tragedy of childhood. As the chapters pass, readers will sink into the more-and-more familiar neighborhood, getting so invested in these linked human experiences that, when the bus finally falls, it's only to remind us that we're all connected. This is storytelling at its finest, a true masterpiece from one of kidlit's brightest ambassadors.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Reynolds, basically kidlit royalty at this point, will summon a crowd with this short-story collection. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings.
JUVENILE FICTION / Short Stories.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / New Experience.

Additional Resources