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Book Title: Creole|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 391 KB
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The author of the book: Stephen Cosgrove
Edition: Price Stern Sloan
Date of issue: March 24th 1978
ISBN 13: 9780843105520
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Reader ratings: 5.9
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This was the very first Stephen Cosgrove book I ever read and to this day it is one of my favorite books ever!
"On a foggy, foggy morning in the land of the swamp, from a battered, speckled egg, Creole was born."
Thus, begins a lovely tale about friendship and making snap judgements. All the animals of the swamp are afraid of Creole because of her size and her looks and they just don't see the heart of gold shining beneath. Poor Creole seems doomed to loneliness until one small alligator with a stutter takes a chance and finds that friendship can change, not just you, but everything around you.
This story is one that all of us can relate to in one way or another. Not fitting in - feeling like the whole world is judging you. Stephen Cosgrove is a master at telling stories that either have a moral (like this one) or touch a cord with in your heart (like this one, too) and make you think. Hopefully, you also walk away a better person from it, too.
For me, this book is particularly special. I was in 5th grade and about 10 years old. We had just moved to town the year before and so I knew what it was like to be the "new" kid. Enter a young girl named Kjirsten. She was not only new but she was from Czechoslovakia and spoke with a thick accent. We became best friends and even wrote a play that the teacher let us produce and put on for the other students. At the end of the year I found out that Kjirsten's family were moving again. Before she left she gave me this book. It was a small paperback version and in the back she had written this inscription:
Michelle, thanx for being such a good friend. This story kinda remined me of us, I the Creole, and you the little alligator. Thanx for discovering me and getting to know all about me, and still be my friend. God Bless you, Kjirsten
I am 48 years old now. It is a bit worn and faded now but that book still holds a special place in my bookcase. Thanx Kjirsten - for being such a lovely friend and for introducing me to a wonderful author.
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