Weslandiaby Paul Fleischman, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
Enter the witty, intriguing world of Weslandia! Now that school is over, Wesley needs a summer project. He’s learned that each civilization needs a staple food crop, so he decides to sow a garden and start his own - civilization, that is. He turns over a plot of earth, and plants begin/b>
WESLANDIA honors the misfits—and the creators—among us.
Enter the witty, intriguing world of Weslandia! Now that school is over, Wesley needs a summer project. He’s learned that each civilization needs a staple food crop, so he decides to sow a garden and start his own - civilization, that is. He turns over a plot of earth, and plants begin to grow. They soon tower above him and bear a curious-looking fruit. As Wesley experiments, he finds that the plant will provide food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation. It isn’t long before his neighbors and classmates develop more than an idle curiosity about Wesley - and exactly how he is spending his summer vacation.
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Paul Fleischman, like Wesley, constructed his own alternate world during his school years. "My friends and I invented our own sports, ran an underground newsppaer, and created our own school culture," he says.
Kevin Hawkes says that Wesley's world reminded him of ROBINSON CRUSOE, one of his favorite books as a child. "Wesley lives in this place where everything is the same," he explains, "yet he has created something unique and is living self-sufficiently, on his own island, in a way."
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Very good book. Fun and interestig. Children and adults would enjoy this book.
great book!!! i love it and it is so good... i am not going to tell you what it is about. YOU HAVE TO READ IT AND FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF!!!
Weslandia is about a young, creative, outcast named Wesley who needs a summer project. Not interested in the same things ¿normal¿ kids are, he comes up with a plan that will blow you away, and catch the interest of the neighborhood kids who torment him! This book by Paul Fleischman follows Wesley through an adventure unlike any other. Wesley is an independent and resourceful kid who is wiser than his years. I found myself not believing what he was coming up with next! I would love to use this book as a read aloud followed by an activity where we use resources found in the classroom or outside of our school for our shelter, clothing, recreation, and food. After reading this to my students I hope they will be inspired by Wesley and be creative in their choices. The illustrations are vibrant and full of action. A book that is not only exciting to read, but it has a good message about being true to yourself no matter what!
This is a great book and i loved very much. Today in school my English teacher had read this book to us.I have leaned that To be yourself! Don't try to be someone else, be proud of yourself! Be happy about who you are!
I couldn't be more pleased with the book 'Weslandia.' My child and I read the book almost weekly, and he never tires of the vibrant illustrations and silly, yet smart story. When I first read this book I knew it would become a family favorite. The story of this boy in his own little world gives a good moral, that it's okay to be the different kid. Also, in being different, you may become what others would like to be. Trendset, explore, and most of all - Be yourself!