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Up / by Jim LaMarche.

By: LaMarche, Jim.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, ©2006Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0811844455; 9780811844451; 1428712437; 9781428712430.Subject(s): Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Psychokinesis -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Fathers and sons -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Fishers -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction | Psychokinesis -- Fiction | Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Brothers -- Fiction | Fishers -- Fiction | Brothers | Fathers and sons | Fishers | Psychokinesis | Self-actualization (Psychology) | Self-realization -- Fiction | Psychokinesis -- Fiction | Father-son relationship -- Fiction | Brothers -- Fiction | Fishers -- FictionGenre/Form: Children's stories -- Pictorial works. | Children's stories. | Fiction.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.L15957 | Up 2006Summary: Tired of being called Mouse and staying home while his brother helps on their father's fishing boat, Daniel proves himself when a problem arises that he can solve using his newly-developed, extraordinary talent.
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CML Easy Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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Tired of being called Mouse and staying home while his brother helps on their father's fishing boat, Daniel proves himself when a problem arises that he can solve using his newly-developed, extraordinary talent.

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PreS-Gr 3-Once again, LaMarche laces workaday reality with a little bit of magic. Daniel longs to join his father and older brother on the family fishing boat, but every day they leave him behind to help his mother instead. Between Michael's taunts and the whole family's condescending use of the pet name "Mouse," Daniel finds himself in an especially defiant mood during lunch one afternoon. "Someday I'll be so strong," he mutters, and, fueled by the sheer force of his will, an oyster cracker hops from the surface of the table in agreement. Delighted and surprised, the boy quietly cultivates his strange new talent, and soon he graduates from bathtub toys and fishbowls to much bigger, heavier objects. Levitation is a neat trick, but Daniel figures it's not really that useful-until the day a whale beaches itself on the shore and he gives it the boost it needs to ease back out to sea. The soft acrylics capture the low light, palpable chill, and blue-gray color scheme of Daniel's fishing village. This is an inspiring and (yes) uplifting title about pursuing one's own talents and possibilities.-Catherine Threadgill, Charleston County Public Library, SC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jim LaMarche has been mixing magic with the everyday since 1992, when his illustrations for Laura Krauss Melmed'sThe Rainbabies earned him international acclaim, winning the Prix de Bologna in 1993. He is the father of three boys and lives with his wife in Central California.

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