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Twelve-year-old Willow would rather blend in than stick out. But she still wants to be seen for who she is. She wants her parents to notice that she is growing up. She wants her best friend to like her better than she likes a certain boy. She wants, more than anything, to mush the dogs out to her grandparents’ house, by herself, with Roxy in the lead. But sometimes when it’s just you, one mistake can have frightening consequences . . . And when Willow stumbles, it takes a surprising group of friends to help her make things right again.
Using diamond-shaped poems inspired by forms found in polished diamond willow sticks, Helen Frost tells the moving story of Willow and her family. Hidden messages within each diamond carry the reader further, into feelings Willow doesn’t reveal even to herself.Diamond Willow is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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When her first solo dogsled trip to her grandparents ends with a terrible crash that blinds her father’s favorite dog, Roxy, she sets to making sure that Roxy will live out her days with care and not undergo euthanasia—a decision that leads to an amazing revelation about her family.| Read Full Review of Diamond Willow
A diamond willow branch is pretty special but middle schooler Diamond Willow, named after the natural wonder, doesn’t feel very special at all.May 09 2008 | Read Full Review of Diamond Willow
Through the use of concrete poetry, Diamond Willow tells the story of a little girl living in a small Alaskan town with her family and their dogs.Aug 06 2008 | Read Full Review of Diamond Willow
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