This children's book author is a wonderful and creative storyteller. She has written so many books over the years. Her tales of family and her heritage seems to pour out of her books in colorful illustrations and words. I did have the opportunity to hear her speak and I really enjoyed her stories about her family and how she admits there is a fine line between fact and fiction. Are her stories true. Maybe. Maybe not she says! Books are bits and pieces of memories and our own impressions about people and events. Ps. This is a sweet book and love story. ;)
This is one of Polacco's best. The story starts cheerful, turns sad, and ends ecstatic! And most of it centers around a sweet kitten turned cat. This is also a story of romance and true love. Near the end one can see the person-to-person love coming, but the way Polacco weaves the young teacher's, Ms. Danielle Park's, emotional relationship with her kitten AND her, surprising, future husband is endearing, sort of surprising, and definitely satisfying. I think the listener/reader will clap at the end.
I love Patricia Polacco books, they are all great. I bought this one for my grandcat who is a therapy cat. Children enjoy reading to him and he seems to like being read to. I think both he and the children will enjoy the story and the illustrations in this book. Lovely story!
The first one I got came extremely damaged, the paper cover was wrinkled and had obvious signs of water damage...which was clearly from the warehouse seeing how nothing else in the box was damaged and the box was in perfect condition with no water damage or dents. I called Amazon, they quickly appologized and rushed me a new one, even though I didn't need a rush on it. The second one came in good condition and quickly, no complaints with service or replacement.
You'll want to go out and adopt a kitten after reading For the Love of Autumn. This charming storybook brings to life the joy and fun of having a kitty for a pet.
The story is about Danielle, a young teacher with a kitten named Autumn. The gray kitty shares Danielle's life, pouncing at her ankles as she walks, and curling up with her in the evening with a bowl of popcorn. When the young woman gets a new job in a seaside village, Autumn "helps" her pack and move into her new cottage. Autumn disappears one stormy night and Danielle's students help her find the kitten, and her true love, as well.
The heart of this book, as in other Patricia Polacco books for kids, is in the illustrations. The delicate full-color watercolors bring the story to life, and capture tiny moments like Autumn leaping toward a dragonfly on a flower. The faces of Danielle and her students show such expression. Even without the depth in the story, the book is worth it just for the artwork.
I bought this for my daughter, Autumn. It is a lovely story about how a kitten brings two single people together, sharing the love of a kitten. It goes through a range of emotion, and is not a short picture book, but the story flows and teaches a lesson. It is an excellent addition to your library from renowned author, Patricia Polacco, a great children's writer.