Book Reviews of Arthur, for the Very First Time

Arthur, for the Very First Time
Arthur for the Very First Time
Author: Patricia MacLachlan, Lloyd Bloom (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780590465304
ISBN-10: 0590465309
Publication Date: 11/1986
Pages: 116
Edition: Reissue
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
Great pre-teen book!
It's by the same author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.

"The story has a deep tenderness, a gentle humor, and a beautifully honed writing style."
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This was a sweet and gentle book that I think young girls especially will take to. Arthur is 10 and introverted, his parents fight a lot and there is a new sibling on the way that Arthur is not exactly thrilled about. He listens and observes and writes everything in his faithful journal. Then he is sent to spend the summer with his kooky aunt and uncle on their farm. He meets Moira, a young neighbor, who's adventurous and reckless and who challenges Arthur "do" not just "write about it". And in time he does. Some rather weighty issues are tackled here, but with a very gentle hand. I really enjoyed this endearing and thoroughly believable book.