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The Skywriter

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lands one boy at the realization that outgrowing your toys doesn’t necessarily mean outgrowing your imagination.Grown-up Charles dreams of a plane that forms letters in the air, taking him to “fabulous lands where warm breezes blew, and everything shone with diamond light.” Why not? For in the world of his childhood anything was possible. Dream

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 16th 2008 by Roaring Brook Press
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It's good to know I wasn't the only child who thought toys and stuffed animals had feelings and could hear me. I always felt a duty, a responsibility, to keep them so they would always have a family. This book is something like that. A boy and his older sister have a baby brother coming and toys must be cleared away. Can they give up the plane that writes messages in the sky and the three wooden men who love to fly that plane?

The story here is simple but eloquent, but it's the illustrations by D...more
Matt Guendel
I really enjoyed this book and it made me think of myself as a kid. Every boy goes through the stage where they play with their toys and aren't limited with their imagination. Those days were great. I use to be able to play for ours just like Charles, the main character in this book. I also remember the day I had to give my toys away. Even though I hadn't played with them for years it was still a really sad day. The same thing happens to Charles in this story. The illustrations in this book are...more
A sweet story about the power of imagination when we are young. Illustrations are lovely and well-suited to the text.
"toys, pretending, growing up, second hand toys (velveteen rabbit)"
A precursor to Toy Story. :)
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