The Word Collector by Evelyn Dunbar Webb
Our special children’s author today is Evelyn Dunbar Webb who has dropped in to share her wonderful book, The Word Collector. If your grandchild is a bit shy, but loves reading and writing words, I’m sure he or she will enjoy Priscilla’s adventure.
The Word Collector
Priscilla is a word collector. She collects all sorts of words.
The problem is, although Priscilla collects lots of words, all she does is write them in large notebooks. She never, ever shares her words.
And because of this, she never, ever makes friends.
She wants to make friends, but she doesn’t know how.
She needs help.
But who can help her?
Read Priscilla’s adventure with word collecting to find out how she solves her problem, and, in the process, discovers how to use the words she has collected.
First in a grammar and composition series for 6- to 11-year-olds, The Word Collector features Priscilla, a word collector too shy to share her words, making it difficult for her to make friends. Written and illustrated in a style that captures and keeps students’ interest, the story encourages a love of language—and a willingness to help others—as it reviews the four main parts of speech: noun, verb, adverb, and adjective.
Drawn from lessons and activities used in the classroom, the Word Collector series is designed to complement traditional textbooks, with topics covering all eight parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, word families, and sentence structure. Each title offers a companion workbook ideal for student practice, with puzzles and focused activities aligned with Virginia and Common Core Language Arts standards.
This book is ideal for traditional classroom and home-school settings.
Meet the Author
A lifelong reader, writer, and logophile, Evelyn Dunbar Webb is the recipient of numerous awards for her children’s stories, poetry, and essays, including the Writing for Children – San Gabriel Writers’ League Award (2004); the Margaret I. Raynal Fiction Award (2001); the Margaret Walker Memorial Poetry Award (2001); and the Helen Calvert Ekphrasis Award (2000). After more than four decades as a mother, business owner, English teacher, and workshop instructor, she returned to her first love—spinning tales—in 2016.
When she is not writing, she spends her days reading, drawing or gardening. A native of Connecticut now living in rural central Virginia, Evelyn shares a home with her husband, thousands of books (many of which are hand-me-downs), and the occasional grandchild.
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Or her website – Evelyn Dunbar Webb