- 出版社: Puffin (1976年9月30日)
- 外文书名: 蓝色杨柳
- 丛书名: Newbery Library, Puffin
- 平装: 176页
- 读者对象: 8 - 12 岁
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0140309241
- 条形码: 9780140309249
- 商品尺寸: 13 x 1.2 x 19.7 cm
- 商品重量: 204 g
- ASIN: 0140309241
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Blue Willow (英语) 平装 – 1976年9月30日
"This story, told with sensitive beauty, should widen the horizons of those who read it."--The Horn Book
Doris Gates was a librarian and writer of children's fiction. Blue Willow was groundbreaking in its use of realistic storytelling for children. Doris Gates is also known for her collections of Greek mythology, including A Fair Wind for Troy.
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Janey's treasured Blue Willow plate is her means of hanging onto the past with hope for the future. The plate recalled days when her family owned their own home and farm, and when her own mother was alive. It gave to Janey hope that she might once again have the joys of stability, sufficient food and clothing, and rest from the grinding poverty that oppressed her, her father and step-mother.
This book has excellent lessons to teach: of friendship that reaches across cultural and financial borders; of learning to love and accept someone who doesn't always show their love back to you; of exciting horizons that a caring teacher opens up to a knowledge-hungry pupil; and the meaning of courage defined by faithfulness in hard times, regardless of the cost.
Janey is 10 at the opening of the story; I would recommend the book to those nine and up. It is a touching classic that needs to be read by young people, to provoke a deeper thoughtfulness about life, and thankfulness for what they have.
When I was a little girl, I found this book in my school library. I had a rough life, but nothing like this little girl. In the days before Caesar Chavez, these migrant worker camps were just down the road. The life lesson I learned from this book, has been learned by every child I have given this book to, it's that good. When my youngest grandchild developed and interest in my library, I went to get him a copy of this book, only to find I had given my last copy away.
In this day and age of interactive technology, there is still something transporting about paper. The feel of the page between your fingers, the weight of the book, there is something comforting and calming about old technology. Books are fragile and I have found that books teach respect. So, when kids look through my library they engage, if they fall in love with reading great, with paper books, even better.
What gets them is, like the Boxcar Children, these are real people, just like them.
I'm not sure I would agree that it is the "young version of The Grapes of Wrath"... but it is worth a discussion in a classroom.