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4 out of 5
Based on 751 Ratings and 233 Reviews

Book Description
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, is showing him ways to put his jumbled feelings on paper. And suddenly, Lonnie has a whole new way to tell the world about his life, his friends, his little sister, Lili, and even his foster mom, Miss Edna, who started out crabby but isn't s... More
Book Information
PublisherDemco Media
BindingTurtleback (21 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages100
Publication Date09/29/2004
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About Jacqueline Wilson (Author, Other Contributor) : Jacqueline Wilson is a published author and an editor of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Jacqueline Wilson include Girls in Love.
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4/26/2009 SJ Kessel said:
Woodson, J. (2003). Locomotion. New York: SPEAK. Locomotion consists of the poems written by eleven-year-old Lonnie, who is living in a foster home, separated from his sister. Through his poems, Lonnie works to rediscover his voice, his home and his family. Also central to Lonnie’s story i... more

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3/26/2008 Paula Kay McLaughlin said: Jacqueline Woodson makes every word count in this beautifully written story of a young boy’s survival after the death of his parents. I have read and re-read this book and I’m in awe of how her use of “white space” adds another layer of meaning to the words it separates.
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