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Miss Little's Gift

By Douglas Wood
Illustrated by Jim Burke

“This tribute to the author’s second-grade teacher will resonate with those who struggle with reading.” — Publishers Weekly

Douglas is the youngest, smallest, and newest student in his second-grade class, and he doesn’t like reading. He doesn’t like sitting still. And he doesn’t like Miss Little, especially when she makes him stay after class, forcing him to sound out lines and blobs and squiggles when he’d rather be throwing a football. Luckily Douglas likes the pictures in the book Miss Little has chosen for him, pictures that remind him of the lake his family visits every summer. Author Douglas Wood — the boy in the story — alludes to scenes from The Little Island, the first book that enticed him to read, in a tale that will appeal to many children with ADHD.

  • A sweet and inspiring story that deals with ADHD in a non-didactic way
  • A picture book memoir from award-winning and best-selling author, Douglas Wood
  • This story about a boy learning to read is perfect for classrooms with struggling readers

About the author

Douglas Wood is the author of Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth, a recipient of the Christopher Medal, and the best-selling Old Turtle. He is also an artist, musician, naturalist, and wilderness guide. He lives in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

About the illustrator

Jim Burke has illustrated many celebrated picture books, and is the author-illustrator of Take Me Out to the Ball Game. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

ISBN: 9780763698379
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2017
Dimensions: 222 x 258mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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