Impossible Things

Author: Robin Stevenson Copyright Date: 2008
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I like impossible things and I love them in this short novel.  Robin Stevenson creates a cast of lovable, quirky characters and allows them to triumph over their trendy and cool nemeses.  I must admit I love stories with underdogs and outcasts and Impossible Things is a great re-telling of this age old story.  Cassidy Silver and her little brother are trying to support each other through difficult times at school.  A new girl moves to town and strikes up a friendship with Cassidy.  With her new friend by her side suddenly previously impossible things seem to be happening.  A great addition to the K-8 library.  The opening chapter would make a good introductory read aloud with opportunities for talking about bullying, friendship and for teaching making connections and predicting.

CM Review

Rating: #1(Highly Recommended) ✓    #2        #3         #4 (not acceptable)

Interest Level:  Grade 4-6        Reading Level:  Grade 4+

Curriculum Area: Language Arts, Health

Theme(s) Topic(s):  Friendship, Bullying

This book would be suitable for:    ✓ Lit Circles  ✓  Kit Materials ✓Read-Aloud (Gr.) 4-6

Diamond Willow nominee 2009

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