Girl Coming In For a Landing

  • Girl Coming In For a Landing
    A Novel in Poems
    April Halprin Wayland
    Juvenile Nonfiction - Poetry - Humorous | Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | August 2002 | $ 14.95 | 0-375-80158-8

    About this book

    Funny, poignant, and completely real–a novel of poems that follows a year in the life of a teenage girl.

    You walk into class–
    my head clears.

    No kidding.
    You are my aspirin.

    One girl. One school year. All poems. From friends to first dates, school dances to family fights, this inspiring collection captures the emotional highs and lows of teen life with refreshing honesty and humor. With an authentic voice full of wit and insight, Girl Coming In for a Landing is just like high school: impossible to walk away from unchanged.

    "Dazzling...zings right to the heart. I can't imagine a warmer companion through adolescence."
    -Sid Fleischman

    "Honest, heartfelt, poignant."
    -Sonya Sones

    "An undivided pleasure to read."
    -Michael Cart
    Author Biography

    April Halprin Wayland has been a teacher, a corporate marketing manager, a fiddle player, a walnut farmer, and an aqua farmer, but she has always been a writer. An award-winning poet and the author of a number of books for young readers, she lives with her family and an odd assortment of animals in Southern California.

    Elaine Clayton is the illustrator of many books for young readers.


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  • I am going to see if my library has this book.

    My library does. Yay! I have a dd who isn't a huge reader. Something like this may interest her.