The Monument

The Monument

by Gary Paulsen

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Overview

The Monument by Gary Paulsen

It all begins when Rocky follows Mick Strum around town while he sketches its people, animals and graveyard. Mick has been commissioned by Rocky's Kansas town to create a memorial to their war dead.



As Rocky learns to respect Mick and his talents, he helps her to develop her own artistic sensibilities.It all begins when Rocky follows Mick Strum around town while he sketches its people, animals and graveyard. Mick has been commissioned by Rocky's Kansas town to create a memorial to their war dead.



But the townspeople see things in Mick's drawings that they don't want to know or accept about themselves. Can Mick help them accept one monument that will be meaningful to everyone?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440407829
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 07/28/1993
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 149
Sales rank: 1,282,194
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

GARY PAULSEN is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, His most recent books are Masters of Disaster, Lawn Boy Returns, Woods Runner, Notes from the Dog, Mudshark, Lawn Boy, Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day, The Time Hackers, and The Amazing Life of Birds (The Twenty Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech).

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The Monument 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was among the best I have read in a long time. If you are a young adult and enjoy to read you will enjoy this book! Rocky goes through a rough life but at the ends gets what she deserves!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book caught me by surprise! How could a children's book have such an impact to me? I've had the book ever since I was 8(and im 17 now) and every time i read it, it means a little different to me. I read the book when i'm happy or sad. It somehow gives me the feeling that it's there whenever I want to read something uplifting. Make your children it, might as well you read it too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great but I think I would recommend this book to more mature grades from 7-9 instead of 6-9 because I think a lot of 6 graders,especially in my school couldn't handle some of the words used in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested nin art. this book made me want to go out and make a monument for my town. i thought it was very cool that the whole town was involved in the making of the monument.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always loved books that were written by Gary Paulsen. This is another one of his great book. Gary Paulsen write his book very descriptive. The way he describes how Mick draw was very detailed. Like he made you visualize what is happening live. This book presents an interesting view of art from the artist's point of view and gives the reader insight into human nature. This book is also inspiring such when Rocky discovers about herself and knowing what she wants to be by getting to know Mick.