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Izzy Kline Has Butterflies Hardcover – March 7, 2017
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"Beautiful and real. Once you've entered Izzy's head you won't want to leave.” – Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers
"A heartwarming story about life’s happy moments, frightening flashes, and annoying boys.” – Elly Swartz, author of Finding Perfect
"Captures the soap opera that is fourth grade with honesty, humor, and heart." -- Kirby Larson, Newbery-Honor Wunning author of Hattie Big Sky
"Charming… Recommended for middle grade readers who are graduating to chapter books and in search of characters to love.” – Melanie Conklin, Kidliterati blog and author of Counting Thyme
"Bright and believable, just right for young middle graders." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Buoyant. Ain’s verse format is ideally suited to the novel’s examination of profound concepts while maintaining a lighthearted tone." – Booklist
"Izzy Kline takes readers through a year of vulnerability, self-searching, and triumph… Heartwarming." – Publishers Weekly
"A well-rounded portrait of a thoughtful and unique main character. Ain makes use of all a poet’s tools—repetition, rhythm, rhyme, distillation, silence, and ambiguity… The authenticity of Izzy’s voice demonstrates that fourth grade is fourth grade, no matter when.” – The Horn Book
About the Author
Beth Ain grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she and her best friend were free to finger-paint in the basement, and make plays, and get in and out of fights and hysterical fits of laughter, all to the soundtrack of Free to Be . . . You and Me. She is glad to have friends and family who encouraged her to be creative with her memories. She is the author of several books for children, including the Starring Jules series. She lives in Port Washington, New York, with her husband and two children. Visit her online at bethain.com.
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The author, Beth Ain, understands children, she seems to be able to read their minds. This is important when you are telling the story of a year in the life of Izzy. Izzy has a brother, James, a mother and father. We learn about her family in bits and pieces in this book. We learn about her friends, and how Izzy looks at life. Izzy is a perceptive nine year old. This book starts at the beginning of the new school year, and it goes through the last day. I was sorry to see this book end, and so was my granddaughter.
The author, Beth Ain, has a wonderful writing style. At first it seems strange, but then as you are reading, you realize this is a conversation that Izzy has with her people or it is a conversation in her head. Any way, we know what is coming, because each chapter starts with a headline, Science, Rehersal, Monday Morning Quarterback, and so on. We learn what is important to say, and what can be left unsaid. I say, Cheers for Izzy, look forward to the next book.
Highly Recommended. prisrob 01-27-17
Izzy Kline is going to fourth grade, and she's nervous about it. She spends her time wondering what the year is going to entail for her - who will be her friend? Will she get the lead spot in the school play? Will the things going on in her home go back to normal? Will the butterflies in her tummy settle down any time soon?
Izzy Kline Has Butterflies is a very well written book that tells the story of Izzy Kline's life as a new fourth grade student. Since the story is told over the course of the year in small moments (such as recess or during normal days at home), we really get to take a look into Izzy Kline's day-to-day life without only focusing on the bigger moments (I really love books like this, because I always feel like I get to know the characters better that way).
As far as Izzy's character goes, I found it easy to follow along with her during the second half of the book, because in the first half she seemed to jump around from one thing to the next a bit quickly. However, once I really got a feel for her story telling, it was easy to laugh along with her and experience all of the emotions she felt, like feeling excitement for the big play that she wanted to play the lead in so badly.
Unfortunately, the book was a little short, which was a bummer, but since it's written in verse for middle graders, it probably works better to make younger readers stick with the book and really enjoy the writing style. I think this is a brilliant way to introduce younger readers to falling in love with poetry and novels in verse.
Speaking of verse - the entire book is written in verse, and it really makes it a breeze to read through and quite enjoyable, as well. When novels are written in verse, they tend to carry a lot of emotion in the words they contain, making it easy to get attached to the characters and the story. This is also only the second book written in verse for middle grade readers that I've come across, so I have to say that I was impressed by this one! It's definitely a book that I would share with my own daughters.
Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!
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