Wondrous Rex

by Patricia MacLachlan

On Sale: 03/17/2020

Wondrous Rex

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Wondrous Rex

by Patricia MacLachlan

On Sale: 03/17/2020

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About the Book

Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan has written a magical and funny tale about the joy found in using words, sharing stories, and loving a wondrous dog: Rex.

Grace’s aunt is a writer. She works with words every day and teaches Grace interesting words like “melancholy” and “delirious.”

But Lily is often “flummoxed” by her writing. Her stories don’t go anywhere, her desk is a mess, and her writer’s group can’t help.

So Lily posts an ad for an assistant: A writer of books needs an assistant, a coach, a helper, for inspiration and some magic!

The next day, Grace opens the door, and there is Rex: a Labrador retriever who will change Grace’s life, and Lily’s. The word “amazing” is an everyday word for Rex, who inspires Lily, and helps Grace find the words to write her own story.

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Critical Praise

"MacLachlan spins from simple words an enigmatic, gentle . . . tale. Sweetly magical." - Kirkus Reviews

"A charmed (and charming) dog, a language-loving girl, and an innate aunt-niece bond are among the alluring threads that MacLachlan (Dream Within a Dream) deftly weaves into this taut novel. MacLachlan again proves her gift for shaping endearing and credible characters—even a magical canine—in this bright yet reflective story." - Publishers Weekly

"Newbery-winner MacLachlan's spare but elegant prose touches on themes of self-confidence, the writer's craft, and the sense of well-being that can come from pet ownership. With a large - Booklist

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062940988
  • ISBN 10: 0062940988
  • Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
  • On Sale: 03/17/2020
  • Pages: 96
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books

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