Jonathan Auxier’s Sophie Quire will make readers feel as though anything is possible and that wonder awaits all of us who are brave enough to turn the page or brave enough to stop, look and listen to the world around us. If wonder and delight aren’t enough to open this book, then do it for “no nonsense” reasons such as teaching students how to incorporate sensory details into their writing. The sensory details Auxier uses to describe the pleasure of handling and opening a book will send students running for the oldest, dustiest, thickest book on the library shelves. So dim the lights, open the cover and join Sophie on her search for The Book of Who, The Book of What, The Book of Where and The Book of When.
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