In early 2001, I developed a bad case of reader's block. Thankfully, Creech's Love That Dog was published on July 24, 2001. Jack and Miss Strechberry broke the curse.
Ms. Creech's newest book, The Unfinished Angel (2009), is the perfect read-aloud. Ms. Kouri read it to her 4th graders. Here's what her students e-mailed me:
"I loved the voice of the angel, especially how she said LOAF instead of LOVE."
"I loved everything the angel said. It was just funny. I love the way she talks."
"I've never read a story like this before. It is awesome!"
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Sharon Creech shares the inspiration for The Unfinished Angel.
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