the Love of Autumn
by Patricia Polacco
Kids Wings Award Book
you ever had a new teacher who just graduated from college?
Have you ever wondered if she had a pet?
Have you ever wondered if she had a boyfriend?
If you have, you will love For
the Love of Autumn!
a young teacher just out of school adopts a little kitten
and names her Autumn. The kitten shares Danielle's life,
playing and curling up with her in the evening with a bowl
of popcorn. Soon, Danielle takes a teaching job in Port
Townsend, WA, a seaside village. Together they are happy.
introduces Autumn to her class and tells her students about
her life with the kitten. Their lives are perfect together,
would you do if your teacher tells you one day that Autumn
has disappeared on a stormy night? Do you think you could
help her find Autumn?
will be so surprised when you find out what happens when
Autumn finally reappears and how she introduces your teacher
to the love of her life!
and illustrator Patricia Polacco creates beautiful, full-page
water color illustrations that add visual details to the
story. Written at a 3-4th grade level, For
the Love of Autumn is a great read aloud and a terrific
gift for your class's student teacher. Of course, that would
be a perfect gift if it came with a REAL kitten!