A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood

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"Sometimes a person needs a quiet place."
A place that's far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life -- a place that isn't ringing or talking or roaring or blaring or playing. But sometimes that place isn't easy to find.
You could look under a bush in your own backyard, where the world seems far away...and you could be a pirate on a desert island.
Or you could sit on an old stump in the woods amidst the glittering sunlight and mossy shadows and be a timber wolf.
You could look by the sea or in the desert or in a cool dark cave, but if none of these places are right, you could come home and discover another quiet place.
Perhaps the very best quiet place of all -- the one that's inside of you.

In poetic and gently philosophical prose, acclaimed author Douglas Wood explores what it's like to find that special place where we all can think our own thoughts and feel our own feelings. Dan Andreasen brings exquisite imagination and thoughtful wonder to words that will inspire readers of all ages to seek out their very own quiet place.

About Douglas Wood

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Douglas Wood is the author of When a Dad Says “I Love You,” The Secret of Saying Thanks, and A Quiet Place as well as the New York Times bestselling Can’t Do series. His books Old Turtle and Old Turtle and the Broken Truth were both international bestsellers. Additional titles include No One But You, illustrated by P.J. Lynch; Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed The World, illustrated by Barry Moser; and Where the Sunrise Begins, illustrated by K.Wendy Popp. Douglas lives in a cabin in the woods of Minnesota. A studied naturalist, he shares his knowledge of nature as a wilderness guide.Jennifer A. Bell is a children’s book and greeting card illustrator. She graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design and worked for several years as a product designer before establishing herself as a freelance illustrator. She lives with her husband and son in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Published April 15, 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“You might find an old stump for a chair / or a mossy log for a couch.” Rendered in deep green, dusky blue, and brown, the portrait on the opposite page reveals the boy as he imagines himself “a timber wolf, / the gray ghost of the forest.” Later, the boy visits a museum and imagines himself an a...

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"The author suggests numerous spots for solitude from ponds to museums, then interjects a boy's fantasies into the mix," said PW .

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Readers will relate to the ruddy-cheeked, blond city-dweller, who—with hands clamped tightly over his ears—yearns for respite from "whistles shrieking and/ grown-ups talking and/ engines roaring and/ .../ grown-ups talking...."

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