Wondrous Rex by Patricia MacLachlan audiobook

Wondrous Rex

By Patricia MacLachlan
Read by Cassandra Morris

Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins 9780062940988
0.91 Hours Unabridged
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Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan has written a magical and funny tale about the joy found in using words, sharing stories, and loving a wondrous dog: Rex. Grace’s aunt is a writer. She works with words every day and teaches Grace interesting words like “melancholy” and “delirious.” But Lily is often “flummoxed” by her writing. Her stories don’t go anywhere, her desk is a mess, and her writer’s group can’t help. So Lily posts an ad for an assistant: A writer of books needs an assistant, a coach, a helper, for inspiration and some magic! The next day, Grace opens the door, and there is Rex: a Labrador retriever who will change Grace’s life, and Lily’s. The word “amazing” is an everyday word for Rex, who inspires Lily, and helps Grace find the words to write her own story.

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Summary

Summary

Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan has written a magical and funny tale about the joy found in using words, sharing stories, and loving a wondrous dog: Rex.

Grace’s aunt is a writer. She works with words every day and teaches Grace interesting words like “melancholy” and “delirious.”

But Lily is often “flummoxed” by her writing. Her stories don’t go anywhere, her desk is a mess, and her writer’s group can’t help.

So Lily posts an ad for an assistant: A writer of books needs an assistant, a coach, a helper, for inspiration and some magic!

The next day, Grace opens the door, and there is Rex: a Labrador retriever who will change Grace’s life, and Lily’s. The word “amazing” is an everyday word for Rex, who inspires Lily, and helps Grace find the words to write her own story.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“MacLachlan spins from simple words an enigmatic, gentle…tale. Sweetly magical.” Kirkus Reviews
“Spare but elegant prose touches on themes of self-confidence, the writer’s craft, and the sense of well-being that can come from pet ownership. This book will please younger readers and inspire would-be wordsmiths.” Booklist
“A charmed (and charming) dog, a language-loving girl, and an innate aunt–niece bond are among the alluring threads that MacLachlan deftly weaves into this taut novel…[A] bright yet reflective story.” Publishers Wekely

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Author

Author Bio: Patricia MacLachlan

Author Bio: Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal. Her novels for young readers include Arthur, For the Very First Time; The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt; Skylark; Caleb’s Story; More Perfect than the Moon; Grandfather’s Dance; and Word After Word After Word. She is also the author of many much-loved picture books, including Three Names; All the Places to Love; What You Know First; Painting the Wind; Bittle; Who Loves Me?; Once I Ate a Pie; I Didn’t Do It; and Before You Came, several of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.91
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English