Item description for A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood...
Overview Text and illustrations describe some of the special places that one can go to be quiet and alone and to imagine, such as a woods, a seashore, a library, or inside oneself.
Publishers Description ""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.
Citations And Professional Reviews A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 349
Publishers Weekly - 02/04/2002 page 75
Booklist - 02/15/2002 page 1023
Kirkus Review - Children - 03/15/2002 page 429
School Library Journal - 07/01/2002 page 102
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 349
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Studio: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.28" Width: 10" Height: 0.41" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2002
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0689815115 ISBN13 9780689815119
Availability 3 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 16, 2017 06:01.
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More About Douglas Wood
Music, books, and nature are three prominent themes in Wood s life. Though he started as a poor reader in elementary school, his second grade teacher, Miss Little, instilled in him a life-long love of books and reading. Raised in a family of musicians, Doug grew up playing violin and piano. In teaching himself to play guitar and banjo, and write songs, he found his own personal form of musical expression. One of the North Country s most experienced wilderness experts, Douglas Wood makes his home by the Mississippi River in rural Minnesota."
Douglas Wood currently resides in St. Cloud Sartell Sartell, in the state of Minnesota. Douglas Wood was born in 1951.
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Quiet Place?
Outstanding Feb 21, 2007
Douglas Wood is a breath a fresh air in our consumeristic world. He offers children a view of life that treasures the simple pleasures, and appreicate each moment life has to offer. A real find for children - AND adults.
A wonderful book! Mar 21, 2004
A Quiet Place is a wonderful book to help kids realize that it is good for them to be quiet and think. With all the noise they experience during the day and their constant activities (including music, television, computers, electronic toys, etc.), it is so important for them to be able to think in quiet and daydream. This book gives wonderful examples of the different places a boy goes in his thoughts, and it shows him imagining himself to be different people or animals. For example, when walking on the beach he becomes an explorer discovering a lost continent, when laying in the snow he's a sleeping polar bear, when climbing a hill he becomes a mountain climber on top of the world, when visiting a museum he's an artist admiring his own masterpiece. It is extremely well written and captivating, and the illustrations are beautiful. I came upon this book at the library and am now on-line to order it for my 6 and 4 year old boys (who loved it).
Timely and Moving Mar 19, 2002
This story beautifully balances a child's inner self-esteem with a wonderful sense of adventure. The young boy in the book looks for "a quiet place" to escape from the intesity of the outside world. My son and I have read it every night for the last week, just before bed. Wonderful writing, truly breathtaking illustrations. The author's earlier work, GRANDAD'S PRAYER'S OF THE EARTH, is one of our favorites.