Izzy Kline has butterflies : a novel in small moments

by Ain, Beth Levine,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
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So many moments, both big and small, make up a year. Beth Ain chronicles them all in this heartwarming novel in verse, perfect for back to school--no matter what that looks like!

It's a new school year, and Izzy Kline is having some feelings. There are plenty of reasons for the butterflies in her stomach to flap their wings. There's a new girl in her class who might be a new best friend. The whole grade is performing Free to Be . . . You and Me --and Izzy really wants a starring role. And new changes at home are making Izzy feel like her family is falling apart. First-day jitters, new friends, an audition . . . How many butterfly problems can one kid take?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A year in the life of fourth-grader Izzy Kline, told in buoyant free verse, is set against the backdrop of Marlo Thomas' Free to Be . . . You and Me. Izzy and her classmates begin the year by listening to the album, watching the television special, and preparing a musical adaptation. Life lessons in the identity exploration project coincide and at times collide with her own life as she grapples with her parents' recent divorce and the shocking news that her best friend has cancer. Ain's deliberate pacing and line breaks give honest deference to the sometimes difficult but astute observations Izzy makes: Guilt, I think, / is when something feels good and bad / at the same time. Free to Be . . . You and Me might be too dated for today's younger readers to connect with, and it is a large part of the novel. Despite the outdated reference, Ain's verse format is ideally suited to the novel's examination of profound concepts while maintaining a lighthearted tone.--Kling, Caitlin Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fourth-grader Izzy Kline takes readers through a year of vulnerability, self-searching, and triumph, narrating in brief and incisive free-verse poems. Though Izzy's two former best friends ignore her as the school year begins, Izzy's confidence gradually builds, as does her friendship with independent-minded Quinn, who can be bossy, but everything she does "makes everything/ everyone else does look/ less interesting." Izzy's free-association poems give readers a direct line into her whirlwind worries and wonderings: working on a map project for school, she confides that after her father announced that he was moving out while he was helping her with a leaf project, it left her "afraid of projects,/ because of what someone might tell you right/ in the middle of one." Izzy's thawing relationship with her father is one of many heartwarming threads in Ain's (the Starring Jules series) story; others include an unexpected revelation that cements her bond with Quinn, her push-and-pull rapport with her older brother, and the validation provided by her class's preparation to perform Marlo Thomas's "Free to Be... You and Me." Ages 8-12. Agent: Jill Grinberg, Jill Grinberg Literary Management. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Novels in verse.
First day of school -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
First day of school -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 161 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780399550805
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