Ride the Butterflies

Ride the Butterflies

Back to School With Donald Davis

Book - 2000
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Experience flashes of recognition in moments that transcend Donald Davis's childhood stories. Maybe it's because his mother was a teacher. Or maybe it's because he has spent most of his life in classrooms - as a wide-eyed first grader, a naive college student, a seminarian, and now as a visiting writer in residencies across the country. There's something about school that infuses the work of Donald Davis and he has collected his all-time favorite school stories in the book. Whether we're traveling around the world with Miss Daisy, the fourth grade teacher who was integrating arithmetic, geography and English before the term "whole language" ever surfaced; or watching in awe as a classmate conjugates malaprops in Miss Vergilius Darwin's Latin class; or driving a school bus and learning about segregation - we experience flashes of recognition in moments that transcend Donald Davis's childhood stories. These coming of age tales will teach readers the importance of caring, citizenship and respect.
Publisher: Little Rock, Ark. : August House, c2000.
ISBN: 9780874836066
Branch Call Number: FIC DAV
Characteristics: 94 p.


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Oct 03, 2010

One of the most delightful books I have rad this year. It would make a wonderful selction for One Read


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