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Peace, Locomotion Hardcover – January 22, 2009
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When last we saw our hero, twelve-year-old Lonnie Collins Motion (or Locomotion to his friends), he was living with his new foster mother Miss Edna, while his nine-year-old sister Lili is living with another woman. There's no one Lonnie really loves quite as much as his sister, but he doesn't get to see her half as much as he would like. In lieu of seeing her, he writes her letters that he hopes to someday give to her when she's older. Of course Lonnie is still mourning the death of their parents thanks to a fire years ago.Read more ›
As time passes and Lonnie continues to write to his sister, his writing changes s he grows and matures in to his surroundings. Lonnie starts to really understand the meaning of family, understanding that it can go beyond his sister as he learns to let others in.
If you have never read or listened to a Jacqueline Woodson book I highly recommend that you do. I first read her last year with I Hadn't Meant To Tell You This, and found her writing to be a steady smooth gathering of words that made it hard to put her book down. In this instance, I listened on audio and I am so glad I chose this format.
This audio was read by Dion Graham and he was the perfect voice for Lonnie (Locomotion). I really enjoyed how Dion gave the 12-year-old feel to Lonnie's voice, the excitement, the sorrow, even when he was angry.
Within this short story you really get the feel for how important teachers are to kids. When teacher tells Lonnie what a great writer he is, he blooms, and not only improves in his already great writing, but in his other classes as well. When we is told that is not a poet, he crumbles.... and both sides of this is reflected well.
Written as a series of letters, I found this short audio to be a perfect listen and a new dimension to experience with Woodson. If this book would have been large I can see where it may have drug out and become too much, yet in a short amount of time Woodson bundled up a young foster boys life into a careful package of hope, love, and peace.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was a very good book sequel to locomotion Jacqueline Woods on did a great job expressing the feelings of everyone.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I had to cry because it reminded me of my Mama but it was an excellent book. : ) I recommend it to a friendPublished on August 22, 2013 by A. Marquez
It was a good book!it was very emotional you can tell they poured their heart and soul into this bookPublished on February 24, 2013 by Cymone Richard
It was an awesome book. I got so addicted to it that I had to ask my teacher if I could bring my kindle to school. She said yes so I did.Published on February 6, 2013 by Ladybug
I am a fifth grade teacher, teaching in an area with very little cultural diversity. I found the book Locomotion in a recycling center and read it all on a cold snowy afternoon. Read morePublished on May 16, 2010 by S. Everett
This middle grade book is what I would term a "quiet" book. It's not a fast-paced, plot-driven story, but rather a story that gently unfolds as you turn each page. Read morePublished on January 25, 2010 by The Book Nosher
Lonnie is in one foster home, and his beloved little sister Lili is in another. Lonnie deals with missing her by writing her letters which he saves, planning to give them to her... Read morePublished on December 12, 2009 by Kemie Nix