Maggie Stephens's stutter makes school especially hard. She will do almost anything to avoid speaking in class or calling attention to herself. So when her unsympathetic father threatens to send her away for so-called "treatment," she reluctantly agrees to her mother's intervention plan: a few weeks in the fresh air of Wildoak Forest, visiting a grandfather she hardly knows. It is there, in an extraordinary twist of fate, that she encounters an abandoned snow leopard cub, an exotic gift to a wealthy Londoner that proved too wild to domesticate. But once the cub's presence is discovered by others, danger follows, and Maggie soon realizes that time is running out, not only for the leopard but for herself and the forest as well.
Told in alternating voices, Wildoak shimmers with beauty, compassion, and unforgettable storytelling as it explores the delicate interconnectedness of the human, animal, and natural worlds.
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The Arrow creates a love of reading and writing through literature!
Our year-long program is delivered in 10 month-long lesson plans, released one month at a time.
Each handbook is based on a novel and immerses your child in the world of:
Find out why the Arrow has been the most popular writing program in Brave Writer history!
It's possible to learn grammar and literary devices naturally, in conversation, through playful activities. We show you how!
Our program uses copywork and dictation as the key tools to learn punctuation, spelling, and grammar naturally in context. We teach you four methods for applying those practices to literature and writing.
Each handbook contains:
Notes to go with a selected read aloud (book not provided)
Four passages taken from the novel for copywork and dictation, one per week
Easy-to-follow instructions to teach writing elements found in the passages
Playful grammar and punctuation activities that kids love
A simple, delightful writing exercise
Nine comprehension questions
Book club party ideas
Copywork passages on separate printable pages
Four-color design that looks gorgeous on tablets or printed at home
The Arrow program comes with guidelines to help you implement the practices of copywork and dictation, as well as a planning tool and a writing skills tracker to help you stay attuned to your child's progress.
The Arrow is delivered to your Brave Writer online account once per month on the 15th (starting in July). Each handbook is four-color, about 40-50 pages, is a non-consumable PDF, and can be used with multiple children (no need to purchase additional copies).
Find related books in the Brave Writer Book Shop: Amari and the Great Game, Wildoak, It Ain't So Awful, Falafel, The Game of Silence, A Rover's Story, Honestly Elliott, Freewater, Peter Lee's Notes from the Field, Alias Anna