Ludie's Life

Ludie's Life

Book - 2006
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Cynthia Rylant returns to her home state of West Virginia with this powerful and evocative collection of poems. In a heartbreaking narrative that flows like a novel, we follow Ludie from childhood to falling in love and getting married, through the birth of her own children, and on into old age. This is the story of one woman's experiences in a hard-scrabble coal-mining town, a story that brims with universal themes about life, love, and family-and all of the joy, laughter, heartache, and loss that accompany them.
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., [2006]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780152053895
Branch Call Number: 811.54 R983L
Characteristics: 116 pages ; 19 cm


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VaughanPLTiziana Jun 14, 2019

A wonderful picture book that explores the beauty of life we find around us every day, seen through the eyes of the world's animals (elephants, monkeys, whales, dogs, cats, etc). This inspiring book can be enjoyed by all readers.

Jun 11, 2019

A beautiful book about nature, love and growth.

ArapahoeStaff2 Aug 09, 2017

I loved the quiet, simplistic text that leads to critical thinking and profound meaning. I also greatly appreciated the beauty in the pictures.

Aug 08, 2017

What do you love about life? Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel provide an answer that applies to all of us. Beautiful illustrations.

Jul 12, 2017

Rylant does a wonderful job expressing complex emotions in the warmly illustrated book on the purpose of living. It is good for preschoolers to High Schoolers to adults trying to understand feelings, including happiness, awe, pride, love as well as, sadness, depression, difficulty, fear and why it’s important to wake up each day. It is a good bedtime or Storytime book. The text almost serves as a starting point for further discussion about these topics in a heartfelt and positive way. As the text states, “Remember this: in every corner of the world, there is something to love," and this book is one of those things.

debwalker May 31, 2017

Existentialism for children! And beauty for troubled times.


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