Halfway Wild

Laura Freudig

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ISBN: 9781934031483

Halfway Wild

  Author:   Laura Freudig  
  Artist :   Kevin Barry    
  Publisher:  Islandport Press

On some days, there’s just not a good word for the way you feel. If your socks are sagging and your pants are wrinkled, what do you call it? Maybe you’re feeling like a turtle. Maybe you’re feeling halfway wild. Writer Laura Freudig describes those feelings in this poetic and playful picture book that connects children, not just to feelings and emotions, but also to animals and the quirks and patterns of the natural world. We follow a family throughout a day as they march through meadows like ants, dive to the depths like seals, play hide and seek like fireflies, and chatter like raccoons, until, at last, “when the house is still and all we can hear are the soft, slow breaths of the ones we love, we’re a family of bears.” Illustrator Kevin Barry blends the real with the fantastic in illustrations that will make young readers marvel, dream, and lean in for a closer look.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781934031483
Item ISL078
PublisherIslandport Press
PublisherIslandport Press
Published on April 30 2017
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Hardcover
Dimensions10(in) x 8(in)
Shipping weight344(g)
Laura Freudig lives on an island along the Maine coast with her husband, six children, two ducks, fifteen chickens, one dog, and one wild cat. She has spent most of her life on Maine islands. Laura has written more than two dozen short essays and two books. Her work has been published in The Bar Harbor Times and The Haverhill Gazette. She has also worked at AMC Outdoors and Windswept House Publishers. When she's not spending time with her children, she enjoys singing and gardening.