Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Children's Book Week Winner: Jake L.!

May 12 - May 16 is Children's Book Week, and David R. Godine, Publisher is celebrating literary conversations with elementary school kids. We asked students to respond to the question "Why do you love reading?" Every day this week we'll publish a winning entry. In addition to getting published by a real publisher, we'll also send each winner a free book, and they'll get to read their entry on Friday, 5/16 at Porter Square Books. Here is today's winner. Congratulations, Jake!

Art from Pizza in Pienza

Whoa! I say as I'm falling down and down a deep dark hole right into the world of an interesting story. Bam! I land in the world of the book. Once I land in the book, thoughts and images of it are racing through my head like mad, faster and faster until it's the end of the period in class and I have to close the amazing and absolutely wonderful adventure.
Why do I love reading books? I mean who wouldn't want to fall into a hole and have a near death experience with a Yellow Spotted Lizard from Louis Sachar’s Holes? I'll always be looking forward to the next time I can fall down that deep dark hole into a book.
- Jake L., Fourth Grade
 

18 comments:

  1. Man! Your story is great! I think you will be a famous author!

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    1. That is so nice and you are right he is a great writer.

      Sincerely
      KK

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  2. Dear Jake,

    When I read your story it felt like an author wrote it. It was amazing! I like when you used a onomatopoeia not just once, but twice in your story. My favorite part was when you said "Once I land in the book, thoughts and images of it are racing through my head like mad" because know I want to sit down and read a book so images of the pages of the book can go " through my head like mad". Overall your story was amazing and I am happy that you are a winner.

    Sincerely
    KK

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  3. Congrats on wining I like how you say reading is like falling into a deep dark hole.

    Student#9becca

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  4. Thanks Irmuun! Also... Yay! I'm a published writer!

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  5. Nice jake! I agree who dosent want to have a near death expirience with yellow spotted lizards!

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  6. Congratulations on winning the contest! I like how you say that you fall into a deep hole in the story.

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  7. Congratulations on winning the contest! I like how you say that you are falling into a deep hole in the story.

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  8. Congratulations on winning the contest! I like the part where you say that you are falling in a hole in the story.

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  9. mr awesomeness edoMay 14, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    nice job Jake! I really like the good detail in the begging.

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  10. cool soccer/baseball lover number 23May 14, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    i really enjoyed reading your book you really showed how you feel when you are reading a book you showed alot of examples of how you felt while you are reading

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  11. Hello Jake,
    Congrats! How does it feel to be a published writer? Did you like to write your story about why you love reading? I think that your piece certainly was pretty darn good. Will you be a writer when you grow up or do you want to do something else? Either way, you are a very good writer!

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  12. Amazing job Jake. I like it when you said "I mean who wouldn't want to have a near death experience with a yellow spotted lizard from Louis Sachar's Holes?"

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  13. I am proud of how hard you worked on this piece, Jake. You made edits carefully and used your creativity to bring in the reader. Well done!

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  14. Jake your writing is awesome, Iike the part when you said "I mean who wouldn't want to fall into a hole and have a near death experience with a yellow spotted lizard from Louis Sachar's Hole's."

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  15. Nice Job Jake its really a great piece of writing

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  16. You are really good at writing

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