The Word Collector

The Word Collector

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From the beloved bestselling creator of The Dot and our own Happy Dreamer comes an inspiring story about the transformative and profound power of words.
A New York Times Bestseller Named an Outstanding Literary Work for Children by the NAACP Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. Some people collect art. And Jerome? Jerome collected words . . . In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him -- short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower. From the creator of The Dot, I Am Human, and Happy Dreamer comes a celebration of finding your own words -- and the impact you can have when you share them with the world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 216 x 236 x 13mm | 363g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0545865026
  • 9780545865029
  • 18,644

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Some people collect stamps.
Some people collect coins.
Some people collect art.
And Jerome?
Jerome collected words . . . In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome realizes the magic of the words all around hi
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Praise for The Word Collector: A New York Times Bestseller Named an Outstanding Literary Work for Children by the NAACP Peter H. Reynolds always manages to walk a delicate line with his books - make that a couple lines: weighty but not weighed down. Universal yet kid-centric. No easy feat.-Travis Jonker, School Library Journal Capture[s] the beauty of words and the wonder of sharing them with others...enchanting. --Kirkus [P]acks a powerful punch...capture[s] both the joy of learning and the power of kindness. --School Library Journal Praise for Happy Dreamer: The message of acceptance and patience comes through clearly, and the exhortation to 'carve your own path' and 'show the world who you are' will be appreciated by anyone who has ever felt misunderstood. -- Booklist Celebrates individuality, self-expression, and the joys of being a dreamer . . . a liberating validation of dreaming as restorative, comforting, and powerful, while giving kids full license to be themselves. -- Publishers Weekly A sweet gift to praise spirited individuality, this choice encourages readers to dream big. Let those sparkles fly! -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Dot: * Simplicity itself, like the dot in the title, this small book carries a big message. -- Booklist, starred review * In this engaging, inspiring tale, Reynolds (illustrator of the Judy Moody series) demonstrates the power of a little encouragement. . . . Reynolds pulls off exactly what his young heroine does, creating an impressive work from deceptively simple beginnings. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review * With art that seems perfectly suited to the mood and the message of the text, Reynolds inspires with a gentle and generous mantra: 'Just make a mark.' -- School Library Journal, starred review It may speak to formerly artistic young readers who are selling their own abilities short. -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for Ish: * Ish. . . encourages readers to see the world anew. -- School Library Journal, starred review
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About Peter H Reynolds

Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many books for children, including The Dot, I Am Human, Happy Dreamer, The Word Collector, Say Something!, and his forthcoming picture book, Be You! His books have been translated into over 25 languages around the globe and are celebrated worldwide. In 1996, he founded FableVision with his brother, Paul, as a social change agency to help create stories that matter, stories that move. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, with his family. Visit him online at peterhreynolds.com.
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3,125 ratings
4.31 out of 5 stars
5 55% (1,713)
4 29% (916)
3 11% (343)
2 3% (85)
1 2% (68)
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