Song for a Whale by Lynne KellyIn the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf girls connection to a whale whose song cant be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.
From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But shes the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like shes not very smart. If youve ever felt like no one was listening to you, then you know how hard that can be.
When she learns about Blue 55, a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales, Iris understands how he must feel. Then she has an idea: she should invent a way to sing to him! But hes three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him?
Full of heart and poignancy, this affecting story by sign language interpreter Lynne Kelly shows how a little determination can make big waves.
Fascinating, brave, and tender...a triumph. --Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan
Beautifully written and such an important story for kids with big struggles in their lives. I fell into Iriss world from the first chapter. Lynne Kelly does an amazing job telling the story from Iriss perspective. --Millicent Simmonds, actress, Wonderstruck and A Quiet Place
Quick-moving, suspenseful...this remains a satisfying, energetic read. Iris adventures will engross readers. --Kirkus Reviews
This finely crafted novel affectingly illuminates issues of loneliness, belonging, and the power of communication. --Publishers Weekly
Comparing the Similarities of the Major Themes in Warm Bodies and Romeo and Juliet
Classics — whether they are novels, plays, or epics — offer us great characters, interesting plots, and lots of things for discussion … but sometimes they can be a little tough to tackle. If done well, these contemporary versions can have a huge impact and impart the same wisdom that made the earlier story gain its classic status. Jessica Miller and I decided to find and examine some great pairs of classics and their contemporary rewrites to see if they are successful … or maybe not. There are two families in Verona, a town in Italy where Shakespeare set most of his plays. When we enter the story, the violence between the youths of the families has escalated to the point where the Prince of the city has had to intervene. Meanwhile, some of the Montague cousins and family friend Mercutio have discovered that the Capulets are having a party and decide to crash. They implore Romeo, the son of the Montague patriarch, to join them.
What if Juliet was a post-apocalyptic scavenger, Romeo was a zombie who ate Paris' brains, and Mercutio was a monosyllabic Rob Corddry? Zombie romcom Warm Bodies takes us to a post-apocalyptic future in which zombies stalk the Earth eating human brains—at least until one walking corpse, R, falls for Julie, one of the last living girls. But put aside the nods to Shakespeare. Warm Bodies is a funny and soft-hearted film that plays far more on zombie- and date-movie tropes than it does on the Bard, and puts an optimistic spin on the undead apocalypse. At its basis, this is a movie about how to be alive, told through the lens of a zombie's awakening. Oh right, I'm dead.
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June March February January October RSS Feed. English History About Contact. Romeo, a Montague, sees Juliet and instantly falls in love with her. The same thing happens for her but they both know that their families would never approve of them getting married. They go behind their parents backs and marry anyway.