Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Book Review - Ellen Fockler

“… First, let me tell you that you are a remarkable writer.  You have a sense of timing, rhythm, and wording that cannot be taught.  You have succeeded admirably in creating very individual characters -- from Sweetie, obviously young, idealistic, and inexperienced, to Matilda, who must bear the grief of her own loss.  My favorite character -- and, I suspect, the favorite for many of your readers -- is Heidi.  The repetition of phrases that is her characteristic is a brilliant device.   

Your knowledge of the zoo and of animals is very apparent.  It is a mark of achievement that you impart a great deal of information to readers in a very natural way -- without sounding as if you were teaching them a lesson.  Well done…”

Ellen Fockler

Current School Library Consultant at Fockler Library Consulting, LLC

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