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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (695 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia MacLachlan Narrator: Jenna Lamia Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Every school day feels the same for fourth graders Lucy and Henry and Evie and Russell and May. Then Ms. Mirabel comes to their class—bringing magical words and a whole new way of seeing and understanding.

From beloved author Patricia MacLachlan comes an honest, inspiring story about what is real and what is unreal, and about the ways that writing can change our lives and connect us to our own stories—word after word after word.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Showing great respect for both her readers and her craft, Newbery Award winner MacLachlan makes every word count in Lucy’s smooth-flowing, economical narrative. Though a number of characters cry along the way, the story is anything but sad, and even poignant is too soppy an adjective for the swift, subtle depiction of characters’ realizations, revelations, and connections. A memorable chapter book.”


  • “The author has put much of herself and her belief in the power of art in this charming fictional account.”


  • “The writing produced by the characters effectively complements their development, and the novel's message that everyone has a story in them should inspire readers to explore that idea firsthand.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A Selection for the 2010 Summer Indie Next List for Kids

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/10/2014

    " Wonderful short book by the author of Sarah, Plain and Tall. Meant for children in grades 3-5, but great for adults, too. The characters learn from a visiting author that all of them have the ability to express themselves through writing. As they reveal their feelings about the events in their lives, they grow closer to their classmates and to their parents/teachers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary | 2/8/2014

    " I was expecting something else from this book. Although I enjoyed the short read, I was hoping for more information about working with children who love to read and/or write. I am developing a curriculum for 8-12 year old kids on the love of reading, writing and perhaps illustration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Missy | 2/8/2014

    " Endearing and inspiring little book on writing for elementary age children. I read in one half hour setting at the breakfast table. Upon completion I wanted to promptly take out a wide-ruled notebook and pencil and WRITE! Awe, to be so open and sweet and willing again. Maybe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 2/1/2014

    " Great kids book - I'm going to read this to my students to start the school year! "

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