I think that if you are going to read this book you definitely need to be able to pull out deeper meanings. Her daughter, Rose, thought those stories might make a good book, and the two created the beloved Little House series. I also think mother-daughter book clubs would enjoy Borrowed Names. Atkins writes with a unique ability to draw you in with her poems and keeps you interested through out the book. I was moved by the lives of these women. The first is of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter. It talked about the amazing things they did, and how their daughters were invovlved.
Novels in free verse are weak, puling things, neither fish nor fowl nor good red meat, and the list of the ones that are not is very, very short. When I first began reading, I thought the poems about Rose Wilder Lane would be my favorites, as I loved the Little House series and wanted to learn more. I certainly didn't expect to enjoy it, but I did. I wondered: one pair worn by swinging hoes and holding back horses, another by scrubbing laundry and hair, and another by running scientific experiments. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. And that just doesn't do justice to this book. Who is a daughter without a mother? I had been meaning to read this all year.
Written in free verse, each poem expresses the complicated feelings that the daughters of these extraordinary women have for their mothers. Laura Ingalls was born in Wisconsin, but in a few years she called many other places home. What kind of home did these mothers provide for their daughters? Writing with understated drama and quiet power, Atkins enables readers to understand these six women and their mother-daughter relationships in a nuanced and memorable way. I liked that the stories were told through free verse. I was most moved by Laura Ingalls Wilder- what a life! Full disclosure - I know Jeannine and heard her read a poem from this book at a writers retreat last summer. Sara Breedlove, the daughter of former slaves, wanted everything to be different for her own daughter, A'Lelia.
J walker, Marie Curie, and their daughters. I certainly didn't expect to enjoy it, but I did. It was lovely and poignant, but when she described the book as a collection of poems about mothers and daughters, in the voices of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C. Walker's becoming the first African American millionaire by supplying a personal need This is a tremendous novel in verse about three prominent women in history who achieved beyond expectations while influencing their daughters and ours through osmosis and happen to share the same birth year, 1867. It can topple governments, inspire impossi I am wrestling with how to review this book. But that makes this book sound like a History Lesson or medicine or something else not entirely pleasant, but good for you.
Soon, Mama says, but Rose is hungry. All of the women in this book were very strong and powerful during a time late 19th early 20th century when women couldn't do everything a man could. Not only are the stories beautifully told in verse, but I learned new things about these women, one of which I had never heard of, one I know because of her books I love, and one I know only because of my meager science knowledge. Marie Curie became the first person in history to win two Nobel prizes in science. It was hard to read some of the feelings of the daughters towards their mothers- anger, embarrassment, selfish. Little is saved but old dresses, silverware, and a platter decorated with a sheaf of wheat, bordered with a prayer: Give us this day our daily bread. Each have many, many obstacles to overcome, and are not always successful.
Details gathered meaning as I lingered over them, and I came to love what was small and tangible as much as the grand or public moments. The stories of these six women unfold in this beautiful work of narrative poetry. Like how Rose inspired her mom Laura Ingalls Wilder to write a childerens book. It wasn't really there--I thought it was pretty realistic, and it didn't make me love Laura any less or dislike Rose any more, which was pleasant. She told stories of those days to her daughter Rose, and together they wrote those stories in books that are read and loved today. Marie Curie left home to study science.
I loved learning so much about all of them and will definitely recommend this book to my students. . The poetic verse oozes beauty and grace. Casting them in free verse was gratuitous. Borrowed Names is the story of these extraordinary mothers and daughters. Pa scrubs dirt from his hands.
The poems in Borrowed Names dive into the historically rich lives of three mother-daughter pairs Laura Ingalls and Rose Wilder; Madame C. Borrowed Names is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. I feel like I should say specific things about the writing: language simple and evocative, with differentiated voice for each character, settings described sparingly but effectively. Marie Curie's daughter, on the other hand, was determined to follow in her mother's footsteps. Borrowed Names is also an exquisitely honest account of how any creative endeavor, be it raising a daughter or writing or starting a business or exploring the scientific frontier, can be both richly rewarding and emotionally turbulent.
Read, enjoy, then write really long reviews about it for me to read. I picked this up at the library today because I spotted it on an endcap. Marie Curie became the first person in history to win two Nobel prizes in science. She told stories of those days to her daughter Rose, and together they wrote those stories in books that are read and loved today. My favorite character is Rose, the daughter. I wasn't aware of this connection before picking up the book, and so I thought the premise behind it a series of verse biographies of all six women a little odd until reading about the common birth year in the introduction. Recommended for poetry fans, mothers and daughters, biography fans -- anyone, really.
Judy Blume has a knack for this; so does Beverly Cleary. Marie Curie became the first person in history to win two Nobel prizes in science. Curie was so dedicated to science she became ill from her experiments. If you love reading about amazing strong women this book is perfect for you! I think girls would like it a lot more than boys. Real poetry has power like no other words have power.