Out on the islands that poke their rocky shores above the waters of Penobscot Bay, you can watch the time of the world go by, from minute to minute, hour to hour, from day to day So begins McCloskey s classic story of one summer on a Maine island The spell of rain, the gulls and a foggy morning, the excitement of sailing, the quiet of the night, the sudden terror of Out on the islands that poke their rocky shores above the waters of Penobscot Bay, you can watch the time of the world go by, from minute to minute, hour to hour, from day to day So begins McCloskey s classic story of one summer on a Maine island The spell of rain, the gulls and a foggy morning, the excitement of sailing, the quiet of the night, the sudden terror of a hurrican, and, in the end, the peace of the island as the family packs up to leave are shown in poetic language and vibrant, evocative pictures.
Time of Wonder Out on the islands that poke their rocky shores above the waters of Penobscot Bay you can watch the time of the world go by from minute to minute hour to hour from day to day So begins McCloskey s
When I first read this book as a child, I did not really care for this book since I thought that this book was too boring to sit through However, when I read this book later on as an adult, I realized that this book was a truly moving book Time of Wonder is a Caldecott Medal award winning book from the great mind of Robert McCloskey and it is about how a family spends their time on the islands enjoying the beauties of the island Time of Wonder may seem a bit too boring for smaller children, but [...]
Absolutely beautiful This sparkling story transports you to Penobscot Bay, Maine where you experience the joys and wonders of the changing seasons, from the gentle unfurling of the ferns as spring draws to a close to the fun of swimming in the height of summer to the awesome power of a hurricane as autumn draws neigh I love that the story feels timeless in one sense, with all the connections to nature, night and day, the changing tides, the passing seasons Yet it s also a wonderful glimpse into [...]
On an island off the coast of Maine, in Penobscott Bay, two girls and their parents find much to enjoy about the sea, the shore, and the forests Even a hurricane force gale is a source of awe and wonder But when summer is over, it s time to pack up and move back to the city McCloskey is probably best known for Make Way for Ducklings, but I think I like this book even Here the reader explores an island with two girls We watch a summer shower approach, and get wet when it begins to sprinkle on a [...]
This is the very first book I remember, and when I read it, the voice in my head is my father s It s also the very first book that I read all by myself I don t remember learning to read, but this book is wrapped up in the magic of reading for me And its magnificence is perhaps one of the reasons I m the reader I am today McCloskey s words and watercolors combine to make magic His turns of phrase are memorable and delightful The feelings of a childhood s summer are herein captured with both playf [...]
This is a wonderful story about a summer on an island in Penobscot Bay, off the coast of Maine The illustrations are terrific and the story, while a bit long, is enchanting.I would recommend reading this in a few installments with children so as to keep their interest Our girls got quite a bit bored with it despite the exciting hurricane and exploring its aftermath , but I hope they will give it another chance someday This book was selected as one of the books for the January 2015 Quarterly Cald [...]
Beautiful, evocative watercolors and a sweet, atmospheric story.
My son and I absolutely loved this book It s not much than an account of magical summers spent in an island off the New England coast There s everything from foggy mornings that obscures everything to lazy summer afternoons spent diving off the rock at the end of the island to evenings spent wandering around in the boat There s even an end of the summer storm after which it s time to head back home and to school It truly sounds like a time of wonder, well loved and wonderfully described and ill [...]
Summary and Critique Upon finishing Time of Wonder, one feels as though they have lived through an entire summer at Penobscot Bay The author s use of the word you allows readers to picture themselves as part of the story, picturing the tides coming in going, feeling the salty breeze, building castles in the sand, and searching for tiny creatures along the shore The poetic words in this story lend to this feeling as one is not reading a story as much as they are reading a feeling or an experience [...]
I read this book today because I m sad because I broke up with my girlfriend Sunday because I m unemployed and don t feel good enough So I m home alone, pacing around the apartment, reading this book aloud, and I m getting soaked into it Then the phone rings, and it s the most personable telemarketer you could ever imagine My dad handles the gas bill, I told her eventually When will he be home Well, usually around 2 ish Alright, she said, we ll call back around 3 so he has a chance to sit down a [...]
A really nice time in the summer and where as a family better to spend it on an Deer island Getting ready for a hurricane and then the cleanup Unfortunately the summer is coming to an end so they have to go back to their regular home It is always great to take a scenic tour before you leave.
It seems appropriate to end Summer Reading 2016 with an old favorite in my house Written in 1957, this classic story is about one family s summer vacation on one of the many islands around Penobscot Bay, Maine.It isn t really a story as much as it is a chronicle of observations about different aspects of island life and the activities of two sisters on the island, all narrated in the third person from the point of view of one of the girls It begins with dark clouds moving across all the islands [...]
My daughter and I have read Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey, as well as his book One Morning in Maine, which features a slightly older Sal and her baby sister Jane In Time of Wonder, Mr McCloskey does not name the two sisters who are summering on a Maine island, but his watercolor pictures look a great deal like Sal and Jane as I would imagine them as older girls I loved this book growing up and I love it now I, too, wanted to see rocks that had been scarred by glaciers not realizing th [...]
I couldn t help comparing this to The Ox Cart Man Each tells the story of a year in the life of a family, but McCloskey includes wonder with the routine The hurricane adds drama, but even in the mundane the language gives life to the story rather than recording the events like an accountant for a strict miser that takes away food for each word used and adds a lash for any imagination McCloskey s poetic language flows in spirit with the marine world he portrays The rhythmic progression animates h [...]
I am so glad I revisited this book, particularly as the season noticeably turns from Indian Summer to winter s eve with reports of snow in the valley within a couple of days.What child and adult doesn t delight in the vacationing, the exploring, the discovering of a place other than one s own year round home Although I haven t been to Maine, my visit to Nag s Head, North Carolina, gave me some of the feel of a beachy living Somehow I couldn t compare this East Coast beach experience that I did e [...]
o Summary This is a very in depth picture book that is beautifully written It talks about the islands around Maine It is a book about the summer spent at Maine and all of the adventures at the ocean, beach, and surrounding areas It also talks about a huge storm that occurs and all the clean up and adventures of the aftermath o Grade level 5tho Appropriate classroom use This is a good book to read after a summer break where kids may have went to the beach They could relate to it that way Also cou [...]
Time of wonder by McCloskey Robert Genre fiction, picture book Reading level P up grades Format goodTime of wonder by Robert McCloskey is a book that really makes the reader feel like they are experiencing what the book is illustrating For example when the book says now take a deep breath this makes the reader actually take a deep breath because the reader doesn t know what is about to happen once the page is flipped This book can make many children relate to the story because many times trips d [...]
Caledcott Medal 1958 Robert McClosky paints a portrait of a languid summer spent on a Maine island, surrounded by the natural beauty of nature and wildlife, lobster boats and sailing schooners These are the halcyon days, and McClosky s art beautifully captures this bygone time in bright and tranquil art and rhythmic prose Summers end is marked by the onset of a hurricane, which transforms the landscape of the little island and unearths relics from the past As summer ends and the family prepares [...]
This was a fairly interesting story, I liked the poetic elements and how the author incorporated so many sights and sounds that you almost felt like you were there, almost The illustrations were nice as well A pretty good book, but probably not one I d recommend Taken from my book reviews blog reviewsatmse 2008
My five year old son picked this book out from the library this week What a beautiful book The text was too long for my active little boy to sit through right now, but we ll revisit this book in another year or so.
This isn t quite up there with Make Way for Ducklings or Blueberries for Sal as far as the story goes, but I loved the illustrations Made me want to visit Maine for the summer My favorite picture was the group of kids jumping off a giant rock.
Caldecott Medal 1958 Beautiful book that celebrates a child s wide eyed time in nature I know it s set in Maine, but it reminds me of Washington s San Juan islands Softly colored illustrations set the gentle tone.
A fun book to read about a summer in Maine The illustrations are what really make this book and tell as much of the story as the words For and for further exploration suggestions satia 2010 12 cal
I love this book but my kids just are not interested We have read it many times And yes.we will read it many
This is a beautiful book except is too dull and long for a little kid I practically went hoarse reading it and then almost fell asleep reading it It just goes on and on and on.
Children s stories and illustrations do not get any better that this We revisited this as part of our Beautiful Feet Teaching Character through Literature curriculum.
Beautiful book Read it years ago Brings you back to a different time.
I Time of wonder by Robert McCloskey is a Caldecott winning story that takes place on the coast of Maine Throughout it you experience different sensory details about living in this region It follows a family during a summer and details their fun, beautiful experiences like boating and swimming as well as their bad ones like when a hurricane comes It s a story full of a general sense of happiness and closeness of a family.II The theme of this story is one of natural beauty Each page details somet [...]
I don t normal put children s books on my because if I did, I would have to put a whole heck of a lot of toddler s books on there these days but this one is a bit longer and is by one of my all time favorite children s authors, but is a book I have never read until now I grew up loving Homer Price a whole lot, and while this one is not as long and is evocative of McCloskey s time living in Maine than the small town America of Homer Price, this book nonetheless captures the awe and wonder of bei [...]
This book focuses on a trip to an island right off the coast of Maine with two girls and their parents The illustrations are colorful and look almost like paintings made by watercolors in addition to light sketches Each page takes you along their journey and their adventure The illustrations played close attention to each detail displayed within the pages As the reader, I felt as though there was an intimacy through the text that allowed me to feel as though I was there in the story with the cha [...]