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Author: Sharon Creech
ISBN13: 978-0061892325
Title: The Great Unexpected
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Language: English
Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (September 4, 2012)
Pages: 240

The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech

The Great Unexpected book. From Newbery Medal winner and bestselling author Sharon Creech comes a grand, sweeping yarn that is a celebration of the great and unexpected gifts of love, friendship, and forgiveness. Humorous and heartfelt, this is a story of From Newbery Medal winner and bestselling author Sharon Creech comes a grand, sweeping yarn that is a celebration of the great and unexpected gifts of love, friendship, and forgiveness.

until the last 50 pages or so. The ending was not what I was anticipating. I don't know what I WAS anticipating but I definitely feel dissatisfied. I'll be reading more Sharon Creech in the near future, for sure. This was probably a weird book to start with; I plan to backtrack and read some of her classics. I thought that this book was a great book, it was really meaningful to me especially because of the theme. This theme is all about how if you really want to perservere in your life, now matter your past you should always look forward rather than back. This is a great lesson for people who have had or might be having a hard life. I reccomend this book for those people. This was a great book and it tought me a great lesson.

Sharon Creech, the author of 15 children’s novels, including the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons, has a deft touch. She sets up her two main characters’ mind-sets by describing what each girl visualizes when looking back at earth from a fantasy trip to the moon. Naomi, the cleareyed narrator, sees a million billion people, every one of them with problems, all running here and there and screaming for help. The Great Unexpected does have a few bumps. My 10-year-old was confused by its two intertwined story lines. Some plot points wrap up too hastily. But we both loved this fantastical story, especially the way Creech captures the magical in-between state of a girl’s maturing. We need not rush into realism; it comes soon enough for us all. Even Naomi figures this out. I didn’t want to know everything that was already known; I wanted to leave room for possibilities.

Her books have received awards in both the . and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler. Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. My daughter and I enjoyed reading this book immensely. Sharon Creech has such a way of drawing the young reader in! This book particularly was very mysterious, and the story unfolded so well. She also has a wonderful ability to make the story funny, which resulted in quite a bit of uproarious laughter for us. My daughter is very particular about the books she reads, and she could not put this one down!

The Great Unexpected. 0 5 Author: Sharon Creech Narrator: Erin Moon, Heather O’Neill. I had big thoughts to match the big wind. As two very different worlds are woven together, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech celebrates the gossamer thread that connects us all, and the great and unexpected gifts of love, friendship, and forgiveness.

The Wanderer by Sharon Creech. Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life. The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech. Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff. House of Secrets: Battle of the Beasts. Printed in the United States of America. For information address HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022. Documents Similar To The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech. Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech.

The Great Unexpected. As nine-year-old Dennis confronts the ghost of his uncle Arvie, Arvie's eccentric antics and wonderful wordplay keep the reader laughing. Absolutely Normal Chaos.

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who's That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in upstate New York.

Sharon Creech is one of America's most accomplished children's writers. She won the Carnegie medal for Ruby Holler, a quirky tale about two orphans called Dallas and Florida. Even better was Love That Dog, an uncategorisable but brilliant novel made entirely of poems, arranged in the form of a diary. It remains one of the finest and most original children's books of recent years. Gradually, these two strands of the book come together, as the connections between them are revealed. The result is something very different from most current children's fiction – a gently timeless atmosphere to which few modern authors aspire. The Great Unexpected is certainly worthwhile, as all Creech's books are, but perhaps she can go further still with the unique verse-novel form that so perfectly matches her gifts. SF Said's The Outlaw Varjak Paw is published by David Fickling Books.

From Newbery Medal winner and bestselling author Sharon Creech comes a grand, sweeping yarn that is a celebration of the great and unexpected gifts of love, friendship, and forgiveness. With a starred review from Kirkus Reviews calling it an "enchanting tale to treasure," The Great Unexpected captures the heart and the imagination.

Humorous and heartfelt, this is a story of pairs—of young Naomi and Lizzie, both orphans in present-day Blackbird Tree, USA, and of Sybil and Nula, grown-up sisters from faraway Rook's Orchard, Ireland, who have become estranged.

Young Naomi Deane is brimming with curiosity and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. She knows all the peculiar people in town—like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. Just like that. A strangely charming Finn boy. And then the Dingle Dangle man appears, asking all kinds of questions. Curious surprises are revealed—three locked trunks, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boy—and soon Naomi and Lizzie find their lives changed forever.

As two worlds are woven together, Creech reveals that hearts can be mended and that there is indeed a gossamer thread that connects us all.

Reviews: 7
As an adult, I am a big fan of Sharon Creech and how she appeals to girls 9 years and up. This was not her best work. She usually captures the way girls think and feel like no one else- this one missed the mark a bit. The usual twist was not there and it moved slowly.
My niece who is an avid reader really loved this book!
good book
This is the fourth book that my daughter and I have read this summer. We thoroughly enjoyed every word in this book. The author has a very lyrical, almost poetical style of writing. She has a beautiful way sf phrasing things that makes the reader want to absorb each word.
Also,, the pacing is flawless. The story is a mystery that floats back and forth between characters in America and characters in Ireland. The mystery unfolds gradually throughout the story which keeps the reader engaged and entertained (thus the perfect pacing). Each chapter either adds plot elements or reveals important elements.
The story really revolves around three sets of sisters. All three sets have argued over a boy (Finn). The result of this competition over a boy is what drives the mystery. There are also several smaller mysteries (the ravens, the strangers in town, the four old people) that interconnect throughout the story. The lines connect and unravel as the various stories are solved.
The end of the story is very satisfying. The resolution of the mystery speaks to the interconnectedness of life (the butlers brother is the grumpy older "unfortunate" one armed man in town who once received a letter from Naomi which he treasured for always). All the characters share strange unlooked for connections. This adds a warmth that is not immediately apparent but blossoms between all the characters. The world at the beginning of the story is a cold, rather unfeeling place for the characters. By the end, we discover a community and a home for all of them.
Now for the characters - Naomi is the heart and the main line of the story. We follow her through to the conclusion of all the mysteries.The story and the other characters reactions are perceived through her viewpoint. Her emotions and reactions feel very authentic for a young person. A good example of this is her jealousy regarding that Finn Boy. Her emotions are most vivid though at the death of her foster father, Joe. They felt so raw and real. The reader is completely immersed in her shock, pain, and then gradually feeling him still with her.. My daughter had said that Naomi was a person of few words because she had experienced so much pain in her life. She carried a heavy burden that kept her quiet. I felt that this was true. She loved that at the end of the story, Naomi's burden was beginning to lessen and she was able to feel more joy.
The other characters came across as more flat. For instance - Lizzy (a character affected by the story deeply) never really grows or changes. By the end, we see her content finally. She has a home, plenty to eat, a future, and a sister in Naomi. Yet, we do t see this contentment or happiness change her at all. She talks too much and annoyed me a bit. My daughter loved this character. She said that Lizzy was unique and quirky - her own person.
Nula (foster mom) comes across more as a narrator voice than an actual participant in the story. She tells the stories (in a beautiful way) but strangely seems unmoved by the "unexpected" events. She just seems to go along with whatever happens in the story.
In conclusion, this is Naomi's story and was mesmerizing.
Great book !
Rocky Basilisk
I bought this book and didnt even read what it was about, just based on the reviews. i absolutely loved it from beginning to end. there arent many books i can read that i like from the very beginning, and that is basically the only way i will finish a book. it has to catch my attention from the start. i could not wait to see what happened next. this book was absolutely amazing.
This book was a delight to read aloud to my grandson. We enjoyed the wonder of how everything connected in mysterious ways. It was fun to use different character voices, and the author made it easy to find the character's voices with skillful use of dialect.
Not as interesting as some of her other very fine novels. She does always have a very important story to tell that evokes empathy from the reader. This one was just a little more obscure.