My reading aloud The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan continues with chapters eight and nine. Chapter eight is 3:27 and chapter nine is 3:39.
Sylvan is stubborn about taking his medicine. Flora wonders if Sylvan really left Teddy. She worries what will happen after the storm ends.
And, today was a bonus! I went to hear Patricia MacLachlan, the author of The Poet’s Dog, speak at a bookstore. Yes, this was the real deal! She has written a new children’s book, The Hundred-Year Barn, which is absolutely wonderful. If you love barns, history, and family stories, you will enjoy this book. It feels like reading Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney.
I greeted her, and she was thrilled to know I was reading her book aloud on my blog. It is a privilege to talk books with authors.
So glad you got to meet Patricia! Her books are wonderful. Love the videos of you reading on the hearth, too.
Thanks so much, Marcia! It was such a treat. Her new book is fabulous, too.
Yes, I bought it for my library, a lovely book! 🙂
I’m so glad you did! Did it remind you of Miss Rumphius?
What a wonderful combination… you get to meet the author and she gets to know how popular she is!
I think that’s a great combination!
I enjoyed the two chapters, and the new book looks delightful too. The cover is gorgeous!
Best wishes, Pete.
I’m glad you enjoyed them, Pete. Things ramp up next, and the storm is over. The new book is gorgeous and a lovely story. Best to you.
Sigh. So touching . . .
I know… thank you, Pam.
Books… They’re the greatest.
What a great opportunity, Jennie!
It was, Becky!
My how serendipitous! The book, the author, the reading aloud…
BTW: love your socks. Are they colorful caterpillars? Can’t quite tell.
It was, Laura. 🙂 And the socks are crayons, not caterpillars. Perfect teacher socks!
How great to talk with the author.
It really was, John. I knew you would get that. 🙂
Chapter 8 is particularly good. “Curmudgeon” is one of my favorite words, and the poem, “He, The Poet’s Dog” was delightful. What a thrill that you got to meet Patricia MacLachlan! Did she say what the inspiration was for The Poet’s Dog, by any chance?
I felt the same way, Liz. That poem gave my heart a pang. She did not say what her inspiration was, but she talked about her love for dogs. I was thrilled!
I can imagine!
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Here is another wonderful post on reading aloud from the excellent teacher, Jennie!
Thank you, Charles!
Two wonderful readings, Jennie. I can see your weather has changed.
Thank you, Robbie. The cold weather is creeping in, but I’m hanging on to those last warm days.
With you as an lecturer it would be a pleasure going back to university too, Jennie! Wonderful readings, and a lovely surprise meeting the author of the book. Michael
Thank you for your kind words, Michael. 🙂
There is nothing like meeting the author of one of your favorite books. Then you find out she has another wonderful book. I’m so happy that happened to you. I love this story.
You said it all, Marlene. That’s just how it was, on all counts. Who gets the opportunity to meet the author of a favorite book and find out she has another wonderful book? I am a lucky person. I feel blessed. Thank you!
How exciting to meet Patricia MacLachlan! I’m sure she was delighted to meet you too.
It was very exciting! She is a funny and witty lady.
With much wisdom too. 🙂
Oh my! I could listen to you read all day. I just returned from a visit to Canada where I visited a number of schools, libraries bookstores and coffee shops and read from my latest book. I tried my best to read as well and in such a relaxing manner as you do. How wonderful to actually meet Patricia MacLachlan. 😍
That’s so nice, Darlene. Thank you! I think my reading voice is more animated, or less relaxed, when I read picture books in the classroom. Yes, it was wonderful to meet Patricia MacLauchlan.