The kinetic energy of the aptly named Locomotion (the nickname of Lonnie Collins Motion) permeates the 60 poems that tell his sad yet hopeful story. Lonnie’s. Finalist for the National Book Award Jacqueline Woodson is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature When Lonnie was seven. When Lonnie Collins Motion was seven years old, his life changed forever. Now Lonnie is eleven and his life is about to change again. His teacher, Ms. Marcus.

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What makes this memorable is the authenticity of Locomotion’s voice in the poems. I liked the way this book was written in all poetry. A book of poetry that jadqueline a great story would be an excellent way to introduce students to poetry. Lonnie Collins age 11 lost his parents in a tragic fire four years ago and since then he has been under the care of Miss Edna, who apparently does not like boys.

I’m loclmotion me and sometimes I maybe make a little bit of noise.

Readers, though, will recognize Lonnie as a survivor. From School Library Journal “Lonnie Collins Motion, the Locomotion of the title, is a New York City fifth grader with a gifted teacher who assigns her class to write different forms of poetry. Other books in the series. It is narrated by an 11 year old boy named Lonnie Collins Motion, who is nicknamed Locomotion. Lonnie fills his poetry book about his life, both currently and in the This book was well written and kept my attention the whole time.

I found this little treasure tucked away in the Ws at a used bookstore. How if you turn in your TV, that’s what you see-people with lots and lots of stuff not having to sit on scratchy couches in Miss Edna’s house.


Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

Woodson has created such a powerful voice through Lonnie and it’s such an achievement to have written a story out of poems. This novel in jacsueline about a 6th grader who uses his poetry notebook to reflect and express his innermost thoughts deserves a place in every classroom library. Want to Read saving…. His foster mother, Miss Edna, is growing on him. It’s got a plot that keeps you going — she’s very good at timing, so that things are revealed gradually but not in an annoying or obvious way — and the poetic form, I imagine, serves a secondary purpose: This National Book award winning story tenderly, poignantly, wonderfully tells the tale of Lonnie Collins Motion.

As the reader progresse APA Citation: Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson is the story of Lonnie, nicknamed Locomotion, an eleven year old boy who has been living with Miss Edna, his foster mom since his parents passed away in a licomotion when he was seven. Reading through it, I also discovered ways of how to write personal narratives; this is why I rated the book with five stars.

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I think the concept of presenting a novel in free verse is fascinating. No one can understand what he’s going through.

Nov 27, SaraJane rated it really liked it Shelves: A teacher in my church congregation likes to find books like these for kids who aren’t great readers and are self-conscious about it. Lonnie, the boy, has lost his parents when he was young, and he doesn’t know where his sister is. I would definitely recommend this book! Feb 23, Jacquleine Wlodek rated it really liked it Shelves: She’s already raised two sons and she seems to know what makes jacquelinf tick. Sometimes the best books choose us.

Marcus is teaching Lonnie how to become a real poet, and now he keeps on writing poems everyday. When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. He remembers the tinkle of his mother’s laughter and the smell of her Hibiscus talc. This young boy named Lonnie is stuck with his thoughts with nowhere to put them except paper.


I would definitely read this book to my students! Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Jan 29, Locomofion rated it really liked it Shelves: Gradually Lonnie reveals through poems that at age seven, his parents died in a fire, leaving him and his younger sister, Lili, orphaned. When he was seven, his life changed jacquelibe because his parents died.

I think this book would be appropriate for 5th or 6th graders. I would definitely recommend this book to teachers to read to their students!


How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. They really feel like an 11 year old’s poems with the real insights that can be jaccqueline in a person’s poetry. Destined to be one locpmotion my top reads ofI highly recommend this one! Locomotion was the same. With both of this aspects together, I think that the books teaches a lot of thing about poetry, for example, it teaches you how to write different types of poems through dialogues between Lonnie and some educators in the school.

My friend Georgia put this into my hands last year after she completed her term abroad in the US. I truly appreciate the fact that this book address foster care and kids who are struggling with the loss of a parent.