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Book Title: Girl Coming in for a Landing: A Novel in Poems|
The author of the book: April Halprin Wayland
Edition: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Reader ratings: 3.7
Date of issue: August 13th 2002
ISBN 13: 9780375901584
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You walk into class—
my head clears.
You are my aspirin.
One girl. One school year. All poems. From friends to first dates, school dances to family fights, this inspiring collection captures the emotional highs and lows of teen life with refreshing honesty and humor. With an authentic voice full of wit and insight, Girl Coming In for a Landing is just like high school: impossible to walk away from unchanged.
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Read information about the authorApril Halprin Wayland's next picture book, MORE THAN ENOUGH--A Passover Story, illustrated by Katie Kath, comes out from Dial Books for Young Readers in March 2016.
Her picture book, NEW YEAR AT THE PIER--A Rosh Hashanah Story, won the Sydney Taylor Gold Award for Younger Readers and received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. It is an affectionate, celebratory story of forgiveness and what a boy learns at the pier on the Jewish New Year.
Her novel in poems, GIRL COMING IN FOR A LANDING, won the Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Honor Award for Childrens Poetry, was a Junior Library Guild selection, was nominated as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and was nominated for ALAs Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers.
The operative word of her website is whimsy--it's full of writing exercises and resources, as well as information on Tashlich and on forgiveness
April also posts about poetry on the blog TeachingAuthors with five other children's authors who teach
Her poems are widely published in CRICKET Magazine and anthologies and have won the SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Poetry multiple times (garnering honors four times and winning it twice).
Other works include her NAPPA gold award-winning CD of stories, and numerous picture books (Scholastic and Knopf).
She gives workshops across the US and throughout Europe, and has been on the faculty of the UCLA Extension Writer's Program teaching Writing the Picture Book for Children since 1999.
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