Pearl Verses the World
At school, Pearl feels as though she is in a group of one. Her teacher wants her to write poems that rhyme but Pearl's poems don't. But when her grandmother passes away, she finds the courage to deliver a poem that defies her teacher's idea of poetry - her poem doesn't rhyme; it ... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Loneliness, Grandmothers, Children's stories
Description of this Book
At school, Pearl feels as though she is in a group of one. Her teacher wants her to write poems that rhyme but Pearl's poems don't. At home, however, Pearl feels safe and loved, but her grandmother is slowly fading, and so are Mum and Pearl. When her grandmother eventually passes away, Pearl wants life to go back to the way it was and refuses to talk at the funeral. But she finds the courage to deliver a poem for her grandmother that defies her teacher's idea of poetry - her poem doesn't rhyme; it comes from the heart.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Written in verse, it is an utterly charming and heart-warming children's story. Pearl is an endearing girl and the black and white illustrations by Heather Potter only add to her and the book's appeal. -- Coppers * The Library Things * Pearl Verses the World would make a great acquisition for libraries, and be an excellent choice for study in the primary school. It is a novel that offers a voice to every child who needs one. * The Book Chook * This novel is so well written, beautiful descriptions both comical and thoughtful are in plentiful supply and this is the over riding feature of this novel - the talent of the author shines through on each page. * My Book Corner *
Sally Murphy was born in Perth, Western Australia. She now lives with her husband and six children in a tiny town in the Wheatbelt, halfway between Perth and Kalgoorlie, where there are only sixty people in residence. Sally also writes reviews for Reading Time, the magazine of the Children's Book Council of Australia, and runs a website which reviews Australian books. Heather Potter is an illustrator based in Melbourne. With her husband, Mark Jackson, she has co-illustrated several books including the WBA picture book Not Like Georgie (2008).