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Riassunto: "One of those truly distinguished books that offers many rich layers for readers to reflect upon." -- School Library Journal, Starred
Sixteen-year-old Courtney was paralyzed in the accident. Never again will she walk, dance, run, or even leave the convalescent home where she lies in a bed, surrounded by the elderly and dying.
Or will she? When the elderly Elva asks her new roommate to read to her from the 1910 edition of Baedeker's Italy, Courtney reluctantly agrees. Each afternoon, for a short time, the two escape back in time from the darkness of winter in North Dakota. Where there seemed none, together they will find adventure, poetry, beauty, love, and most of all, hope.
Review: This hauntingly beautiful story is written in dialogue--a sort of play for the reader's mind's eye. As the curtain rises on the quiet drama, Courtney, 16, and Elva, 88, lie in adjacent beds in a nursing home where the TV hasn't worked for years. Courtney has a severed spinal cord and will never walk again. Her parents are dead, and she has been left here all alone, full of anger and bitterness. Elva, on the other hand, in spite of her advancing age and failing eyesight, is sustained by her memories of poetry, art, literature, and love. But her recitation of poems and references to great books and plays draw only sullen silence from Courtney. Eagerly, Elva entreats the young girl to pass the time by joining her on an imaginary trip to Italy, reading aloud from a 1910 Baedeker guide--a trip Elva had always promised her long-dead husband Emmett. At last, out of boredom, Courtney agrees, and the three of them begin by arriving on a steamship in the Bay of Naples. At first Courtney is resistant, and soon becomes actively destructive as she discovers the power she wields as imaginary tour guide. But gradually, in a bittersweet ending, Courtney succumbs to the liberating joys of letting the mind run free.
Paul Fleischman has earned accolades for several other equally innovative works: the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise, a Newbery Honor for Graven Images, the Scott O'Dell Award for Bull Run, and places on several honor lists for Whirligig. (Ages 11 and older) --Patty Campbell
Titolo: Mind's Eye
Casa editrice: Laurel Leaf
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Laurel Leaf, 1999. Condizione libro: Good. Reprint. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP8472892
Descrizione libro Laurel Leaf, 1999. Condizione libro: Very Good. Reprint. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP9479328
Descrizione libro Laurel Leaf, 1999. Condizione libro: Good. Reprint. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94014430
Descrizione libro Laurel Leaf. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0440229014I3N00
Descrizione libro Laurel Leaf. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Codice libro della libreria G0440229014I4N00
Descrizione libro Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. light scuffing, one page with a bent corner. A novel in play form in which sixteen-year-old Courtney, paralyzed in an accident, learns about the power of the mind from an elderly blind woman who takes Courtney on an imaginary journey to Italy using a 1910 guidebook. Codice libro della libreria 31756
Descrizione libro Laurel Leaf, 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Creasing to spine. Shelf/edge wear. No apparent marks. Delivery Confirmation with every order. Codice libro della libreria mon0000131018
Descrizione libro Laurel Leaf, 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0440229014
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97804402290184.0
Descrizione libro Laurel Leaf, U.S.A., 2001. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0440229014. Codice libro della libreria 162786