Item description for The Well : David's Story by Mildred D. Taylor...
Overview When the drought hits their community, the Logan family welcomes all their neighbors to use their well, yet despite their generosity, Charlie Simms continues to insult the two young Logan boys because they are black, and tension begins to mount. Reprint.
Publishers Description During a drought, the Logan family shares their well water with all their neighbors, black and white alike. But David and Hammer find it hard to share with Charlie Simms, who torments them because they are black. Hammer's pride and Charlie's meanness are a dangerous mixture, and tensions build and build. Narrated by young David Logan, Cassie's father in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, this extraordinary story is filled with characters and events so real that they're unforgettable.
"Taylor has used her gift for storytelling and skillful characterization to craft a brief but compelling novel about prejudice and the saving power of human dignity." -- "School Library Journal," starred review
Citations And Professional Reviews The Well : David's Story by Mildred D. Taylor has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1149
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 530
Publishers Weekly - 09/21/1998
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 715
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 771
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 1021
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.84" Width: 5.18" Height: 0.27" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1998
ISBN 0140386424 ISBN13 9780140386424 UPC 051488005995
Availability 0 units.
More About Mildred D. Taylor
Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including The Road to Memphis, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, The Land, and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Her books have won numerous awards, among them a Newbery Medal (for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry), four Coretta Scott King Awards, and a Boston Globe--Horn Book Award. Her book The Land was awarded the L.A. Times Book Prize and the PEN Award for Children's Literature. In 2003, Ms. Taylor was named the First Laureate of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature. Mildred Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia for two years and then spent the next year traveling throughout the United States, working and recruiting for the Peace Corps. At the University of Colorado's School of Journalism, she helped created a Black Studies program and taught in the program for two years. Ms. Taylor has worked as a proofreader-editor and as program coordinator for an international house and a community free school. She now devotes her time to her family, writing, and what she terms "the family ranch" in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Mildred D. Taylor currently resides in Boulder, in the state of Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Well : David's Story?
This Book Is Da Bomb Feb 7, 2007
This book was a very good book, i think the book could be a little bit longer, but it was a good book. The well has some bad language so i would not recomend this book for youngsters. It isbetter for older kids.
realy GOOD book Feb 2, 2007
This book is realy good but not good for young ages. It has violence and bad language. It shows how black people weretreated by whites, and it makes you angry but you keep turning the pages. If you get this book you will like it.
Really good book... Feb 1, 2007
This book is good if you want to know more about how black people were treated. It has some bad language and it will make you mad but you keep reading.
the well Jan 31, 2007
i thought this book was great! it had a lot of action in it. I would not recomend this book for people that are young, beause it has a lot of bad language in it. But i would recomnend it for people 11 and older. Their is a fight between a black and white kid. And if you would like to learn about what they did in the olden days to colored people then this would be a good book to read. the fight was started when Hammer and David come across a white kid. And the white kid knocks David down, and if you want to know the rest of the story you will have to read the book. =P
The Well Jan 31, 2007
I thought it was a great book, it had a lot of action in it. I would recomend it for anybody but it has a lot of bad language in it so be carefull. There is a fight between a couple of black kids and a couple of white kids, in the end brains win over fists. The fight starts when a couple of white people think they are better than all black people, are they right or wrong? Read the book to find out. :)