The Naming of Tishkin Silk

By: Glenda Millard

Illustrator: Patrice Barton

Griffin Silk lives with his dad, his grandmother, and his five older sisters. "[A]nd soon Mama will come home and bring my little sister," Griffin tells his new schoolmates. "It wasn't really a lie. He'd imagined it in his head so many times that he almost believed it himself." Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9780374354817

JLG Release: Dec 2009


Sensitive Areas: None,
Topics: Names , Family , Missing a loved one , Friendship , Bullies , Coming to terms with death , Self-acceptance

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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Horn Book

Gentle, homeschooled Griffin Silk faces classmates for the first time after his mother goes off to cope with an unnamed sadness. New friend "Princess" Layla helps ease Griffin's path both in school and at home, as his large, bohemian family finally finds a way to acknowledge their recent loss. A moving and sensitive story illustrated with warm blac Gentle, homeschooled Griffin Silk faces classmates for the first time after his mother goes off to cope with an unnamed sadness. New friend "Princess" Layla helps ease Griffin's path both in school and at home, as his large, bohemian family finally finds a way to acknowledge their recent loss. A moving and sensitive story illustrated with warm black-and-white drawings.

Junior Library Guild


• A touching look at a boy, his family, new friendship, and coming to terms with loss.
• Griffin and Layla are both likable, and it’s rare and refreshing to see a sensitive boy character.
• Griffin’s worries are realistic and understandable.
• The story’s resolution is satisfying; the naming ceremony provides comfo

• A touching look at a boy, his family, new friendship, and coming to terms with loss.
• Griffin and Layla are both likable, and it’s rare and refreshing to see a sensitive boy character.
• Griffin’s worries are realistic and understandable.
• The story’s resolution is satisfying; the naming ceremony provides comfort and closure for the characters and for the reader.
• Lovely, gentle illustrations bring characters to life and enhance the story.

Book Details

ISBN

9780374354817

First Release

December 2009

Genre

Fiction.

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

5 1/8" x 7 5/8"

Page Count

112

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.3; Points: 2;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 6.6; Points: 5;

Lexile

Level 930L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None,

Topics

Names, Family, Missing a loved one, Friendship, Bullies, Coming to terms with death, Self-acceptance,

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