Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Book Review: Raymie Nightingale

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE by Kate DiCamillo is a charming middle-grade story of friendship, adventure, and hope.
Raymie Clarke hasn’t heard from her father since he took off with a dental hygienist. By doing a few good deeds and learning to twirl a baton, Raymie hopes to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, get her photo in the paper, and receive a congratulatory call from her dad. Along the way she develops unusual friendships and learns to deal with her loss in an unexpected way.
Librarians will find a huge audience for this quiet story that combines tragedy and sadness with adventure and compassion. This is sure to be a popular read-aloud choice. Look for this title on the “best of 2016” lists.
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Published by Candlewick Press on April 12, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.

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