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by Pamela Porter

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  • ISBN 0888996942
  • ISBN13 978-0888996947
  • Language English
  • Author Pamela Porter
  • Publisher Groundwood Books (August 9, 2005)
  • Pages 176
  • Formats azw lrf doc lrf
  • Category Children
  • Subcategory Growing Up and Facts of Life
  • Size ePub 1802 kb
  • Size Fb2 1958 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 338

It is 1965, and 12-year-old Emaline, living on a wheat farm, must deal with a family that is falling apart. When her dog, Prince, chases a hare into the path of the tractor, she chases after him, and her father accidentally runs over her leg with the machine, leaving her with a long convalescence and a permanent disability. Even worse, from Emaline’s point of view, is that in his grief and guilt, her father shoots Prince and leaves Emaline and her mother on their own.Despite the neighbors’ disapproval, Emaline’s mother hires Angus, a patient from the local mental hospital, to work their fields. Angus is a red-haired giant whom the local children tease and call "the gorilla." Though the small town’s prejudice creates a cloud of suspicion around Angus that nearly results in tragedy, he just may hold the key to Emaline's coming to grips with her injury and the loss of her father.

The author, Pamela Porter, is from New Mexico but immigrated to Canada with her husband whose family tradition of farming in Saskatchewan went back generations

The author, Pamela Porter, is from New Mexico but immigrated to Canada with her husband whose family tradition of farming in Saskatchewan went back generations. The book was inspired by many of the stories Porter would hear from her husband and his family about their lives on the farm. At the centre of this lyrically written story, is Emaline, a twelve-year-old girl who survives a farming accident. In the aftermath of this tragedy, however, she loses her dog and indirectly, her father.

Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). Pamela's first novel in verse, The Crazy Man, received the TD Children's Literature Award, the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and the Governor General's Award, as well as several children's choice awards. It was also named a Jane Addams Foundation Honor Book and won the Texas Institute of Letters, Friends of the Austin Public Library Award for Best Young Adult Book.

The Crazy Man is a 2005 Canadian children's novel written by Pamela Porter. This realistic family novel told in free verse has received many awards and was selected for the Governor General's Literary Award. The story is about a girl named Emaline who lives on a farm. Emaline's family falls apart after a terrible tractor accident. After chasing her beloved dog, Emaline's father accidentally runs over her leg with a tractor leaving her permanently disabled

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Pamela Porter's poems celebrate a world awaiting discovery. Pamela Porter is the author of the multiple award-winning novel The Crazy Man and three previous volumes of poetry: Stones Call Out, The Intelligence of Animals and CATHEDRAL. She opens this new collection with a poem entitled "An Offering" in which she brings to the ceremony "poems, for every season-of dreams born,, burning, broken" and, in particular, one that "begins like a perilous grace" to develop as "naked and tender and wanting. Throughout, one hears and sees images that connect both the poet and reader to other dimensions.

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Especially recommended for teens, this book may help with sympathetic understanding through difficult times.

Pamela's first novel in verse, The Crazy Man, received the TD Children's Literature Award, the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and the Governor General's Award, as well as several children's choice awards. Pamela lives near Sidney, . with her husband, children and a menagerie of rescued horses, dogs and cats.

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MrCat
Such a great book about understanding differences and coming to terms with life changes. I loved the writing style and the short chapters/verses. Highly recommended for a reluctant reader!
Sardleem
It was a great book it's very touching and it has a good story behind it great book for everyone
Ichalote
This is an excellent book, it gives a thoughtful insight into mental illness. Especially recommended for teens, this book may help with sympathetic understanding through difficult times.
Maridor
I loved it so much I'm not sure where to begin. It was the first novel-in-verse I've ever read and finished--it was beautiful, breathtaking, touching, sad, heartwarming, funny, sweet, poignant...and also easy to read and lacking in the pretension I had found in other novels-in-verse I had tried to read in the past. Truly one of my favourites of the year!

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Kirimath
Bought what was advertised as a new copy. Arrived with a note in it from someone’s Grandma.