Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a "wolfish" mood -- growling, howling and acting very strange. It's a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary,... show more
Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a "wolfish" mood -- growling, howling and acting very strange. It's a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint Bloomsberry on the bedroom walls, transforming them into a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and swing "so that what was down could climb up." Before long, Virginia, too, has picked up a brush and undergoes a surprising transformation of her own. Loosely based on the relationship between author Virginia Woolf and her sister, painter Vanessa Bell, Virginia Wolf is an uplifting story for readers of all ages.
Publish date: March 1st 2012
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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As always with children's books, I make the disclaimer that I have no idea if the book is any use with children. However, I thought the story of Virginia as told by her sister was charming and found a compassionate way of telling children about moods and people who may be affected by them. The cha...
I like myself a nice picture book every once and a while, and this one was really cute. I don't really know that much about Virginia Woolf herself, but I know enough to know that little girl this book is about is based off her, loosely. Virginia is in a "wolfish" mood. This means she howl, growls...
Vanessa's sister Virginia acts like a wolf. I have no idea if kids would like this, but as someone who admires/sorrows for Woolf, I think the extended metaphor really works. Poor woman.Ahwoooo!Library copy.
I absolutely adored Kyo Maclear's Virgina Wolf. Illustrated by the extremely talented Isabelle Arsenault, this is the story of sisters Virginia and Vanessa as battle Virginia's sadness and anger with imagination and colorful art.I love that this book has the potential to inspire and guide not only t...
Children will obviously not understand the references to Vrginia Woolf's life in this story, but they will appreciate the story of one sister using her imagination to help another out of a "wolfish" mood.