Author: Robin Stevenson Copyright Date: 2008
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.
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