Saturday, January 09, 2010

Eggs by Jerry Spinelli

Published in 2007. 220 pages.

Although Eggs is "realistic fiction" for middle grade students, it has the same somewhat-tall-tale-esque characters that Spinelli's Stargirl (one of my all-time favorite books) and Maniac Magee (the 1991 Newbery Award winner) do. In addressing the themes of loss and friendship, Eggs is both dark and hopeful. A good discussion could develop by exploring the symbolism of eggs. I love the starkness of the cover!


1 comment:

  1. This is another one on my list. I'm glad you liked it!