The Wild Book by Margarita Engle

Into the Wild

Read The Wild Book Online Free - Fefa struggles with words. She has word blindness, or dyslexia, and the doctor says she will never read or write. Every time she tries, the letters jumble and spill off the page, leaping and hopping away like bullfrogs. How will she ever understand them?But her mother has an idea. She gives Fefa a blank book filled with clean white pages. "Think of it as a garden," she says. Soon Fefa starts to sprinkle words across the pages of her wild book. She lets her words sprout like seedlings, shaky at first, then growing stronger and surer with each new day. And when her family is threatened, it is what Fefa has learned from her wild book that saves them.

Title : The Wild Book
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ISBN : 0547581319
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 130 pages


Heather rated it ★★★★☆

November 05, 2011

Review of an advance copy: This book, featuring Margarita Engle's lovely free-verse, is based on the life of Ms. Engle's grandmother. 11-year-old Fefa (Josefa) has dyslexia. The local doctor calls it "word blindness" and suggests that Fefa will never be able to read or write. Fortunately, Mamá has...

Cindy rated it ★★★★★

December 08, 2012

I love Engle's verse novels of Cuban history and this one is based on her grandmother's experience growing up with "word blindness" or dyslexia as we know it today. A blank book, a gift from her mother, helps the girl have a place to explore language. A wild book. My sixth grade girls keep raving...

Donalyn rated it ★★★★☆

April 03, 2012

Fefa cannot read because she suffers from "word-blindness" or dyslexia. Her mother gives her a blank book to write her own words. Scrawling her wild words into the book gives Fefa growing confidence and provides her insight that saves her family at a crucial moment. Based on Engle's grandmother's...

Carol rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 20, 2012

This book is about the author's grandmother who grew up in Cuba in 1912. She has dyslexia and tries to get her words out with poems and uses this to tell her story. I really like the idea of this book and the subject matter but to be honest I got kind of bored about half way through and lost inte...

Kris rated it ★★★★☆

October 30, 2016

This book is a beautifully written free verse novel, and I felt like I had a better grasp on the struggle people with dyslexia have after I read it. I also learned about the situation in Cuba in the early 1900s, which I was completely unaware of before. I gave it four stars instead of five becaus...

Ms. Arca rated it ★★★☆☆

October 21, 2017

I loved the cover (snatched it up in the library just because of it!) and the concept behind the book as well (dyslexia, grandmas story, Cuban characters..). I thought the execution was just okay.

KK rated it ★★★★☆

November 06, 2017

Third grade and up- could even read isolated verses

Christine rated it ★★★★★

January 10, 2013

Fefa struggles with words. She has "word blindness", or dyslexia, and the doctor says she will never read or write. Every time she tries, the letters jumble and spill off the page, leaping and hopping away like bullfrogs. How will she ever understand them? But her mother has an idea. She gives Fe...

Tasha rated it ★★★★☆

January 03, 2013

Told in poems, this is the story of Engle’s maternal grandmother and her struggle with dyslexia. Known as Fefa, her grandmother was diagnosed with “word blindness” and told she would never read or write. Luckily, Fefa’s mother has an idea. She gives her daughter a blank book to fill with words, a...

Brandi rated it ★★★★☆

September 04, 2012

The Wild Book is a novel in verse by two-time Pura Belpré winner, Margarita Engle. This fictionalized account of her grandmother’s struggle with dyslexia takes readers to Cuba, 1912. While the book is fiction, it is inspired by the stories Engle heard from her grandmother. This story is rich wit...

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