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Wondrous Rex / Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrations by emilia Dzubiak.

MacLachlan, Patricia, (author.). Dzubiak, Emilia, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 4 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 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library J MAC (Text) 33500013230651 New Checked out 07/22/2020
Moorhead Public Library J MAC (Text) 33500013230644 New Available -
Greenbush Public Library j MAC (Text) 35500006276099 New Checked out 07/11/2020
Thief River Falls Public Library j MAC (Text) 35500006276107 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062940988
  • ISBN: 0062940988
  • Physical Description: 88 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan has written a magical and funny tale about the joy found in using words, sharing stories, and loving a wondrous dog named Rex.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    Seven-year-old Grace spends a lot of time with Aunt Lily, an author suffering from writer's block. Hoping to become more productive, Lily places an ad for an assistant, and soon a magician arrives at her door, offering his Labrador retriever, Rex, for the job. Rex is truly magical. In addition to possessing the usual canine charms, Rex can read, write, and pull up inspiring quotations from the web. In no time Lily is creating again, but the real change comes with Grace, a child who has been encouraged to write but feels intimidated by the process. Newbery-winner MacLachlan's spare but elegant prose touches on themes of self-confidence, the writer's craft, and the sense of well-being that can come from pet ownership. Descriptions of Lily's writers' group (and Grace's attempts to spy on them) add levity to the narrative, as do Rex's messages and his love of lemon cake. With a large font, generous line spacing, and frequent black-and-white illustrations, this book will please younger readers and inspire would-be wordsmiths. Grades 2-4. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    Seven-year-old Grace spends a lot of time with Aunt Lily, an author suffering from writer's block. Hoping to become more productive, Lily places an ad for an assistant, and soon a magician arrives at her door, offering his Labrador retriever, Rex, for the job. Rex is truly magical. In addition to possessing the usual canine charms, Rex can read, write, and pull up inspiring quotations from the web. In no time Lily is creating again, but the real change comes with Grace, a child who has been encouraged to write but feels intimidated by the process. Newbery-winner MacLachlan's spare but elegant prose touches on themes of self-confidence, the writer's craft, and the sense of well-being that can come from pet ownership. Descriptions of Lily's writers' group (and Grace's attempts to spy on them) add levity to the narrative, as do Rex's messages and his love of lemon cake. With a large font, generous line spacing, and frequent black-and-white illustrations, this book will please younger readers and inspire would-be wordsmiths. Grades 2-4. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal communication > Juvenile fiction.
Authors > Juvenile fiction.
Storytelling > Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal communication > Fiction
Dogs > Fiction
Writers > Fiction
Genre: Animal fiction.

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