The Resource Willa Bean's cloud dreams. | Willa Bean's cloud dreams, by Cecilia Galante ; illustrated by Kristi Valiant, (overdrive ebook)

Willa Bean's cloud dreams. | Willa Bean's cloud dreams, by Cecilia Galante ; illustrated by Kristi Valiant, (overdrive ebook)

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Willa Bean's cloud dreams
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Willa Bean's cloud dreams
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by Cecilia Galante ; illustrated by Kristi Valiant
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eng
Summary
Willa Bean, who wants to master flying before starting school at Cupid Academy, celebrates her unconventional looks and unique personality, but struggles to accept that cupids learn how to fly at different times
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Willa Bean's cloud dreams
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Summary
Willa Bean, who wants to master flying before starting school at Cupid Academy, celebrates her unconventional looks and unique personality, but struggles to accept that cupids learn how to fly at different times
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  • Grades 2-4 Willa Bean, a young cupid, lives in a pink, fluffy world made up of polka-dot clouds connected by feather bridges. She sure stands out, with silky white wings and wild hair that grows sideways instead of straight down. But Willa Bean stands out in another way, too: she can’t fly, and her first day of Cupid Academy is tomorrow. What if she is the only cloud-bound cupid? Spirited and quirky, Willa Bean resembles Beverly Cleary’s Ramona—and, like Ramona, Willa Bean’s transition to school life does not go smoothly. But with the support of her family, her best friend, and her pet owl, Willa Bean begins to adjust, and it’s not long before she is following the Cupid Rule, which requires kindness toward others. It’s also not long before she is flying. Aimed at readers transitioning to chapter books, this title features simple text and plenty of black-and-white illustrations. Willa Bean, making her debut in the Little Wings series, is sure to appeal to fans of Daisy Meadows’ Rainbow Magic books. -- Harold, Suzanne (Reviewed 12-15-2011) (Booklist, vol 108, number 8, p57)
  • The Little Wings series opens with this humorous adventure that introduces a strong-willed fledgling cupid whose mop of messy hair, “million-bajillion” freckles, and purple wings set her apart from her peers. Willa Bean’s unorthodox features don’t bother her a whit (a welcome nod toward embracing difference), but something else does: she’s starting class at Cupid Academy but hasn’t learned how to fly. That Willa Bean will surmount this problem isn’t in doubt, but Galante (The Summer of May) has fun getting there—it’s pretty easy to love a heroine who uses her unruly locks to store her snacks, as well as various treasures she finds in the clouds. The cupids’ cutesy talk (“Nope, nope-ity, nope, nope, nope!”) has a cartoony chirpiness that may test adults’ patience, but Galante’s sense of humor often hits the mark (after being called out for shouting when she has her climactic epiphany, “Willa Bean lowered her voice to a whisper-scream”). Burgeoning solo readers should find it easy to identify with iconoclastic Willa Bean’s foibles, exuberance, and school-day woes. Finished art not seen by PW. Ages 6–9. (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed October 17, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 42, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10044614
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • [Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • RL: 2.6
  • 006-009
Literary form
fiction
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  • 0
  • 4
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Little wings
Series volume
1
Target audience
primary
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by Cecilia Galante ; illustrated by Kristi Valiant
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Willa Beans cloud dreams
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Willa Bean's cloud dreams. | Willa Bean's cloud dreams, by Cecilia Galante ; illustrated by Kristi Valiant, (overdrive ebook)
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http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=04323E49-2E97-43C5-BDE9-DD513E50D169
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  • Print version:
  • "A Stepping Stone book."
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04323e49-2e97-43c5-bde9-dd513e50d169
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unknown
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multicolored
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ocm774394593
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unknown
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1 online resource (44 p.)
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online
Isbn
9780375869471
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unknown
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ill.
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)774394593

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