Part of Me

Part of Me

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by Kimberly Willis Holt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0805063609

ISBN-13: 2900805063607

Pub. Date: 08/22/2006

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

The lives of four generations of one Louisiana family, woven together by a master storyteller

Tracing a family's roots is like taking a journey through the years. In the case of one Louisiana family, that journey can be charted by the books they read and loved.

The journey begins in 1939 with Rose, who moves with her mother and siblings from rural Texas

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The lives of four generations of one Louisiana family, woven together by a master storyteller

Tracing a family's roots is like taking a journey through the years. In the case of one Louisiana family, that journey can be charted by the books they read and loved.

The journey begins in 1939 with Rose, who moves with her mother and siblings from rural Texas to live with their estranged grandfather in the Louisiana bayou. Rose connects with this flavorful community through her love of books and by driving a bookmobile. Two decades later, Merle Henry, Rose's son, is more passionate about trapping a mink than about reading, although there is a place in his heart for Old Yeller. In 1973, Merle Henry's daughter, Annabeth, feels torn between reading fairy tales and a crush on a real-life knight in shining armor. And in the present day, Annabeth's son, Kyle, finds himself in a bind: he hates reading, but the only summer job he can get is at the library.

In her people-smart way, Kimberly Willis Holt introduces us to a Louisiana family: touching, lyrical, and always intriguing, their stories reveal the powerful connections between four generations.

Part of Me is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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ISBN-13:
2900805063607
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
08/22/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224

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Part of Me 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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The book Part of Me is a book about a girl who looks back on her life. Through the generations she looks at her kids, grandkids, and even her great grandkids. She sees how they grew up and what happened to them. There is a main character for each generation. In the first generation it¿s Rose a girl who move¿s with her mother brother, and sister because their father left them. Rose has to drop out of school to help bring in money for the family. In the next generation it¿s about Annabeth. Her mother and father have money trouble because Merle Henry (her father) keeps getting fired. So, Annabeth and her brother Ryan live with Grandma Rose. The person writing this story is Rose. She loves to read and write. The book Part of Me was a good book over all. It was kind of slow at first. After a few chapters it picked up and I couldn¿t put it down. The only thing I didn¿t like was how it was repetitive after a while. It seemed like it was the same problem in each generation. I would give this book probably four dots because it repeats things from one generation to another. This book is not part of a series. It was written by Kimberly Willis Holt. Some other books that she has written are Keeper of the Night, My Louisiana Sky, and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. These books such as Part of Me are all award winning novels. I do plan on reading these books.