Girl Coming in for a Landing by April Halprin Wayland

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You walk into class—
my head clears.

No kidding.
You are my aspirin.

One girl. One school year. All poems. From friends to first dates, school dances to family fights, this inspiring collection captures the emotional highs and lows of teen life with refreshing honesty and humor. With an authentic voice full of wit and insight, Girl Coming In for a Landing is just like high school: impossible to walk away from unchanged.


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About April Halprin Wayland

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April Halprin Wayland has been a teacher, a corporate marketing manager, a fiddle player, a walnut farmer, and an aqua farmer, but she has always been a writer. An award-winning poet and the author of a number of books for young readers, she lives with her family and an odd assortment of animals in Southern California.Elaine Clayton is the illustrator of many books for young readers.
 
Published August 13, 2002 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 144 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Fiction

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“Rehearsal” says in its entirety: “This music is so / amazing, it builds a nest / of tears in my throat.” She notes wryly when an annoying boy stops hanging around her “And lately I have missed / being annoyed.” Clayton’s (Three Rotten Eggs, p.

Jun 15 2002 | Read Full Review of Girl Coming in for a Landing

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girl coming in for a landing is a novel in poems written by April Halprin Wayland and takes a new approach to the tried and tested novel format.

Dec 27 2006 | Read Full Review of Girl Coming in for a Landing

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