A Secret Shared

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062885852

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About the Author

Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless novels for young readers, including Newbery Medal winner Sarah, Plain and Tall; Word After Word After Word; Kindred Souls; The Truth of Me; The Poet's Dog; and My Father's Words. She is also the author of countless beloved picture books, a number of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily. She lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.

Reviews

Readers will find their own jewel in this gem of a book.--Booklist (starred review)
"Newbery Medalist MacLachlan is known for writing heart-tugging stories in spare style, as she did in Sarah, Plain and Tall. And that's what she does here as readers meet Fiona and Finn. Deeply moving and uplifting in unexpected ways."--Booklist (starred review)
"A spare, moving tale. Using simple words that even youngest readers will understand and enjoy, MacLachlan tackles subjects such as death and mourning with understated grace."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"With her customary precise, spare language, infused with emotional intelligence, MacLachlan takes readers from shocked grief to a way to live again, fundamental truths dropped carefully and delicately for young readers to comprehend in their own time. A flawless story about resilience, hope, healing, and the eternal fitness of things."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"MacLachlan creates marvelous characters, children who can empathize with and support one another and who produce amazing poetry that captures their sadness and courage. The result is a tale that draws readers into a dichotomous world that is serious and lighthearted, sad and happy, real and unreal."--School Library Journal
"Key relationships in her own life inspired this characteristically taut and resonant novel by Newbery Medalist MacLachlan. MacLachlan masterfully mingles core themes in this slim volume: the power of words and song, memories and family, the mutually redemptive human-canine bond, and 'the eternal fitness of things.'"--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"MacLachlan delivers a strong, spare novel about the power of writing to transform."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for THE POET'S DOG: "Magical. A quiet, elegant, poignant story suffused with humor, heart, and goodness."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for WORD AFTER WORD AFTER WORD: "Showing great respect for her readers and her craft, Newbery Award winner Patricia MacLachlan makes every word count in Lucy's smooth-flowing, economic narrative."--Booklist (starred review)
A charmed (and charming) dog, a language-loving girl, and an innate aunt-niece bond are among the alluring threads that MacLachlan (Dream Within a Dream) deftly weaves into this taut novel. MacLachlan again proves her gift for shaping endearing and credible characters--even a magical canine--in this bright yet reflective story.--Publishers Weekly
Praise for MY FATHER'S WORDS: "MacLachlan is the master of quiet books that pack an emotional wallop. My Father's Words finds the author in her element. MacLachlan provides a beautifully nuanced portrait of one family's recovery after tragedy. This book feels as direct and true as a dog looking you straight in the eyes."--New York Times Book Review
Praise for WONDROUS REX: MacLachlan spins from simple words an enigmatic, gentle . . . tale. Sweetly magical.
--Kirkus Reviews
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. This book will please younger readers and inspire would-be wordsmiths.--Booklist
MacLachlan's signature short, careful sentences imbue each phrase with significance, creating a lyrical ambiance that draws readers into the close family circle. Especially moving is the depiction of the parents' love for each other as well as their children as they move forward into their newly shared truth.--Publishers Weekly