Time of Wonder

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  • Paperback
  • 64 pages
  • Time of Wonder
  • Robert McCloskey
  • English
  • 03 February 2017
  • 0140502017

About the Author: Robert McCloskey

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Time of Wonder Out On The Islands That Poke Their Rocky Shores Above The Waters Of Penobscot Bay, You Can Watch The Time Of The World Go By, From Minute To Minute, Hour To Hour, From Day To Day So Begins McCloskey S Classic Story Of One Summer On A Maine Island The Spell Of Rain, The Gulls And A Foggy Morning, The Excitement Of Sailing, The Quiet Of The Night, The Sudden Terror Of A Hurrican, And, In The End, The Peace Of The Island As The Family Packs Up To Leave Are Shown In Poetic Language And Vibrant, Evocative Pictures

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10 thoughts on “Time of Wonder

  1. Ronyell says:

    When I first read this book as a child, I did not really care for this book since I thought that this book was too boring to sit through However, when I read this book later on as an adult, I realized that this book was a truly moving book Time of Wonder is a Caldecott Medal award winning book from the great mind of Robert McCloskey and it is about how a family spends their time on the islands enjoying the beauties of the island Time of Wonder may seem a bit too boring for smaller childre When I first read this book as a child, I did not really care for this book since I thought that this book was too boring to sit through However, when I read this book later on as an adult, I realized that this book was a truly moving book Time of Wonder is a Caldecott Medal award winning book from the great mind of Robert McCloskey and it is about how a family spends their time on the islands enjoying the beauties of the island Time of Wonder may seem a bit too boring for smaller children, but it is truly one of Robert McCloskey s most beautiful and moving books ever created Robert McCloskey has done a great job at making the story extremely dreamy and beautiful as he describes the girls adventures on the island in a dreamy and poetic fashion, giving the story a beautiful feeling, the type of feeling you get when you go to a wonderful place Robert McCloskey s illustrations are much different in this book than in his other books since the images are actually colored instead of the usual black and white images that he usually uses for most of his books Robert McCloskey s illustrations are truly realistic and beautiful as he shows images of the island showing its beauty towards the two girls The images that stood out the most in this book are the images of the ferns growing and the images of the hurricane coming towards the island The images with the ferns growing shows the ferns uncurling themselves from the ground, which is truly a beautiful sight and the images of the hurricane coming to the island shows the storm making a strong wind that violently blows at the family s house and you can see the waves being blown so violently and the family being blown by the wind as the father tries desperately to close the door.Smaller children might be bored with this book since the beginning is a tad bit too slow and the action does not really come around until the scene of the hurricane coming to the island Also, the length of this book is much longer than most picture books and many small children might become bored with this book Parents might want to read one section of the book for the first day and then read the second section of the book the next day so that way children would not become so easily bored Time of Wonder is a beautiful and enchanting book about enjoying the true beauty of nature that will have many children respecting nature so muchI would recommend this book to children ages five and up due to the slow beginning.Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  2. Kathryn says:

    Absolutely beautiful This sparkling story transports you to Penobscot Bay, Maine where you experience the joys and wonders of the changing seasons, from the gentle unfurling of the ferns as spring draws to a close to the fun of swimming in the height of summer to the awesome power of a hurricane as autumn draws neigh I love that the story feels timeless in one sense, with all the connections to nature, night and day, the changing tides, the passing seasons Yet it s also a wonderful glimpse in Absolutely beautiful This sparkling story transports you to Penobscot Bay, Maine where you experience the joys and wonders of the changing seasons, from the gentle unfurling of the ferns as spring draws to a close to the fun of swimming in the height of summer to the awesome power of a hurricane as autumn draws neigh I love that the story feels timeless in one sense, with all the connections to nature, night and day, the changing tides, the passing seasons Yet it s also a wonderful glimpse into the era in which it was written, capturing the 1950s in the clothing, the cars, little nuances here and there and perhaps, most notably, a time when families were able to take long vacations together, spending an entire school break at a vacation house Even though the illustrations are excellent, and won the Caldecott Medal, it was the story itself that captivated me most I just loved how it was told, and the words,than the illustrations, are what transported me to Penobscot Bay and, oh, how I d love to visit in person one day I wasn t sure at first how I felt about the story being in second person narration yet the characters were both girls it seemed to me it would beinclusive if one was a boy and one a girl, to address all of the you s in the readership Thank you to my GoodReads friends who explained to me that McCloskey had two daughters so the book was likely for them, and with them in mind It feels evenspecial to me, now, thinking of it like a father telling a story to his daughters, reminiscing about past summers, or perhaps painting a picture of a summer vacation to come Very sweet

  3. Book Concierge says:

    On an island off the coast of Maine, in Penobscott Bay, two girls and their parents find much to enjoy about the sea, the shore, and the forests Even a hurricane force gale is a source of awe and wonder But when summer is over, it s time to pack up and move back to the city McCloskey is probably best known for Make Way for Ducklings, but I think I like this book evenHere the reader explores an island with two girls We watch a summer shower approach, and get wet when it begins to sprin On an island off the coast of Maine, in Penobscott Bay, two girls and their parents find much to enjoy about the sea, the shore, and the forests Even a hurricane force gale is a source of awe and wonder But when summer is over, it s time to pack up and move back to the city McCloskey is probably best known for Make Way for Ducklings, but I think I like this book evenHere the reader explores an island with two girls We watch a summer shower approach, and get wet when it begins to sprinkle on a foggy morning we watch the lobster fishermen going out to check their pots Ferns unfold under the trees, and when the fog lifts we go for a sail in the bay, accompanied by dolphins who frolick next to our sailboat We join other kids on the beach, diving into the water, building forts and sand castles We enjoy a summer unfettered by schedules or school work, exploring the natural world.Of the Caldecott winners I ve read so far, this has the absolute best illustrations They are simply beautiful in color, detail, scope, feel Some are bright at a summer day, others muted by fog The stars sparkle in the night sky, and the waves pound the shore during a storm I particularly loved how McClosky showed a coming rain cloud approaching across the bay, shading one island after another Just lovely images

  4. Melody says:

    This is the very first book I remember, and when I read it, the voice in my head is my father s It s also the very first book that I read all by myself I don t remember learning to read, but this book is wrapped up in the magic of reading for me And its magnificence is perhaps one of the reasons I m the reader I am today McCloskey s words and watercolors combine to make magic His turns of phrase are memorable and delightful The feelings of a childhood s summer are herein captured with bo This is the very first book I remember, and when I read it, the voice in my head is my father s It s also the very first book that I read all by myself I don t remember learning to read, but this book is wrapped up in the magic of reading for me And its magnificence is perhaps one of the reasons I m the reader I am today McCloskey s words and watercolors combine to make magic His turns of phrase are memorable and delightful The feelings of a childhood s summer are herein captured with both playfulness and gravitas There s a hurricane, and there are bellyflops There are cranky old men and cranky old seabirds It s all happening here, all the time And it s always waiting for me to come back

  5. Dolly says:

    This is a wonderful story about a summer on an island in Penobscot Bay, off the coast of Maine The illustrations are terrific and the story, while a bit long, is enchanting.I would recommend reading this in a few installments with children so as to keep their interest Our girls got quite a bit bored with it despite the exciting hurricane and exploring its aftermath , but I hope they will give it another chance someday This book was selected as one of the books for the January 2015 Quarterl This is a wonderful story about a summer on an island in Penobscot Bay, off the coast of Maine The illustrations are terrific and the story, while a bit long, is enchanting.I would recommend reading this in a few installments with children so as to keep their interest Our girls got quite a bit bored with it despite the exciting hurricane and exploring its aftermath , but I hope they will give it another chance someday This book was selected as one of the books for the January 2015 Quarterly Caldecott discussion at the Picture Book Club in the Children s Books Group here at Goodreads

  6. Moses Operandi says:

    Beautiful, evocative watercolors and a sweet, atmospheric story.

  7. Chaitra says:

    My son and I absolutely loved this book It s not muchthan an account of magical summers spent in an island off the New England coast There s everything from foggy mornings that obscures everything to lazy summer afternoons spent diving off the rock at the end of the island to evenings spent wandering around in the boat There s even an end of the summer storm after which it s time to head back home and to school It truly sounds like a time of wonder, well loved and wonderfully described My son and I absolutely loved this book It s not muchthan an account of magical summers spent in an island off the New England coast There s everything from foggy mornings that obscures everything to lazy summer afternoons spent diving off the rock at the end of the island to evenings spent wandering around in the boat There s even an end of the summer storm after which it s time to head back home and to school It truly sounds like a time of wonder, well loved and wonderfully described and illustrated We read this several times when we had it out of the library

  8. Kiera Burnett says:

    Summary and Critique Upon finishing Time of Wonder, one feels as though they have lived through an entire summer at Penobscot Bay The author s use of the word you allows readers to picture themselves as part of the story, picturing the tides coming in going, feeling the salty breeze, building castles in the sand, and searching for tiny creatures along the shore The poetic words in this story lend to this feeling as one is not reading a story as much as they are reading a feeling or an experi Summary and Critique Upon finishing Time of Wonder, one feels as though they have lived through an entire summer at Penobscot Bay The author s use of the word you allows readers to picture themselves as part of the story, picturing the tides coming in going, feeling the salty breeze, building castles in the sand, and searching for tiny creatures along the shore The poetic words in this story lend to this feeling as one is not reading a story as much as they are reading a feeling or an experience The illustrations lend to this feel as they are not entirely crisp and allow the reader to form them in a way that best complements their imagination With beautiful illustrations and cheerful colorings, readers feel that they are in fact at the beach, hoping that summer will never end This older book is timeless in that it provides readers with a universal experience and carries them to another world.Classroom use I would use this book to introduce students to the writing prompt, Tell a story about a vacation you took, or describe your favorite place I think this book is an excellent example as it shows students how to make the reader feel as though they are on the vacation as well.Genre Contemporary Realistic FictionFormat Picture BookReading level Grades 1 2Theme ExplorationTopic Summer, VacationGender, race ethnicity, socioeconomic status This book depicts a family from a higher SES as they have a separate vacation home on a lake in Maine They are also both white, suggesting a correlation between SES and race

  9. Abraham says:

    I read this book today because I m sad because I broke up with my girlfriend Sunday because I m unemployed and don t feel good enough So I m home alone, pacing around the apartment, reading this book aloud, and I m getting soaked into it Then the phone rings, and it s the most personable telemarketer you could ever imagine My dad handles the gas bill, I told her eventually When will he be home Well, usually around 2 ish Alright, she said, we ll call back around 3 so he has a chance to I read this book today because I m sad because I broke up with my girlfriend Sunday because I m unemployed and don t feel good enough So I m home alone, pacing around the apartment, reading this book aloud, and I m getting soaked into it Then the phone rings, and it s the most personable telemarketer you could ever imagine My dad handles the gas bill, I told her eventually When will he be home Well, usually around 2 ish Alright, she said, we ll call back around 3 so he has a chance to sit down and have some coffee I finished the book, and I felt better like there s boats, and hurricanes, and friendly people out there just waiting to be hugged and How d you do d

  10. Deania says:

    A really nice time in the summer and where as a family better to spend it on an Deer island Getting ready for a hurricane and then the cleanup Unfortunately the summer is coming to an end so they have to go back to their regular home It is always great to take a scenic tour before you leave.