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With its bouncy, fun-to-read text and charming watercolours, High in the Sky follows a child's energetic and wildly imaginative adventures - all while riding on a tire swing. This book will delight young and old alike! And, at the end of the story, there are fun and creative educational activities that children, parents and educators will enjoy. Visit ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published November 27th 2015 by Skipping Stone Press
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Sandra
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Some times the world seems too small for this boy... He then hops on his tire swing, and dreams of different places. After a few swings he is in a jungle in Africa, or in a rocket ship. Or maybe skating on ice, or riding a surf board, or even in a roller coaster. Everything is possible.

High in the sky is a celebration of dreams written in verse. The text flows smoothly, and contains a good amount of vocabulary, but it is easy to understand at the same time. The illustrations are pretty, with
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Karlene Froling
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A story that most people can relate to.

I loved swinging as a child and now an adult I still do.

Here’s a story that follows a young girl on an imaginary adventure. And guess what, it all took place on a swing while going as high as she could go.

Once again, here we have a beautiful and well written story by the author and wonderful illustrations that marinate the text. Recommended
Mina Anguelova
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very charming, nice little book about how one can find freedom in his imagination, just swinging on a swing. The text is lovely and well written. The illustrations are in soft watercolors, simple and nicely done. There is a traditional/classic feeling to this book. One can see it was done with much love and care. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.
Sara Reber
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
High in the Sky by Kathleen Gauer is a really cute book. I read it with my 2 1/2 year old niece and she kept asking me to read it again.

I enjoyed this story. It reminded me of the stories my grandparents used to tell about the days from their childhoods. On the lazy days my grandparents would go outside and play in their tire swings and dream. For hours, they were somewhere or someone else and then they would get up and go into the house and do chores. The words in the story flowed together
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Toronto writer Kathleen Gauer's writing background includes children's books, published poetry and articles, working as a contributing Associate Editor for Spires Magazine (a community focus publication serving Etobicoke) for 15 years, and as an Arts Columnist for the Etobicoke Guardian newspaper. Currently retired, she was an Educational Assistant in Special Education with the Toronto District ...more