Here is another wonderful post on reading aloud from the excellent teacher, Jennie!
My reading aloud The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan continues with chapters eight and nine. Chapter eight is 3:27 and chapter nine is 3:39.
Sylvan is stubborn about taking his medicine. Flora wonders if Sylvan really left Teddy. She worries what will happen after the storm ends.
And, today was a bonus! I went to hear Patricia MacLachlan, the author of The Poet’s Dog, speak at a bookstore. Yes, this was the real deal! She has written a new children’s book, The Hundred-Year Barn, which is absolutely wonderful. If you love barns, history, and family stories, you will enjoy this book. It feels like reading Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney.
I greeted her, and she was thrilled to know I was reading her book aloud on my blog. It is a privilege to talk books with authors.