Chasing Redbird

Chasing Redbird Zinny Taylor ExplorerIt started out as an ordinary summer But the minute thirteen year old Zinny discovered the old overgrown trail that ran through the woods behind her family s house she realized

  • Title: Chasing Redbird
  • Author: Sharon Creech Marc Burckhardt
  • ISBN: 9780064406963
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Zinny Taylor ExplorerIt started out as an ordinary summer But the minute thirteen year old Zinny discovered the old, overgrown trail that ran through the woods behind her family s house, she realized that things were about to change.Right from the start, Zinny knew that uncovering the trail would be than just a summer project It was her chance to finally make peoplZinny Taylor ExplorerIt started out as an ordinary summer But the minute thirteen year old Zinny discovered the old, overgrown trail that ran through the woods behind her family s house, she realized that things were about to change.Right from the start, Zinny knew that uncovering the trail would be than just a summer project It was her chance to finally make people notice her, and to have a place she could call her very own But than that, Zinny knew that the trail somehow held the key to all kinds of questions And that the only way to understand her family, her Aunt Jessie s death, and herself was to find out where it went.From Newbery Medal winning author Sharon Creech comes an intricately woven tale of a young girl who sets out in search of her place in the world and discovers it in her own backyard.

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    About "Sharon Creech Marc Burckhardt"

    1. Sharon Creech Marc Burckhardt

      I was born in South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, and grew up there with my noisy and rowdy family my parents Ann and Arvel , my sister Sandy , and my three brothers Dennis, Doug and Tom.For a fictional view of what it was like growing up in my family, see Absolutely Normal Chaos In that book, the brothers even have the same names as my own brothers Our house was not only full of us Creeches, but also full of friends and visiting relatives.In the summer, we usually took a trip, all of us piled in a car and heading out to Wisconsin or Michigan or, once, to Idaho We must have been a very noisy bunch, and I m not sure how our parents put up with being cooped up with us in the car for those trips The five day trip out to Idaho when I was twelve had a powerful effect on me what a huge and amazing country I had no idea then that thirty some years later, I would recreate that trip in a book called Walk Two Moons.One other place we often visited was Quincy, Kentucky, where my cousins lived and still live on a beautiful farm, with hills and trees and swimming hole and barn and hayloft We were outside running in those hills all day long, and at night we d gather on the porch where stories would be told I loved Quincy so much that it has found its way into many of my books transformed into Bybanks, Kentucky Bybanks appears in Walk Two Moons and Chasing Redbird and Bloomability Bybanks also makes a brief appearance by reference, but not by name in The Wanderer.When I was young, I wanted to be many things when I grew up a painter, an ice skater, a singer, a teacher, and a reporter It soon became apparent that I had little drawing talent, very limited tolerance for falling on ice, and absolutely no ability to stay on key while singing I also soon learned that I would make a terrible reporter because when I didn t like the facts, I changed them It was in college, when I took literature and writing courses, that I became intrigued by story telling Later, I was a teacher high school English and writing in England and in Switzerland While teaching great literature, I learned so much about writing about what makes a story interesting and about techniques of plot and characterization and point of view I started out writing novels for adults The Recital and Nickel Malley were both written and published while I was living in England these books were published in England only and are now out of print But the next book was Absolutely Normal Chaos, and ever since that book I have written mainly about young people Walk Two Moons was the first of my books to be published in America When it received the Newbery Medal, no one was surprised than I was I m still a little bit in shock.After Walk Two Moons came Chasing Redbird, Pleasing the Ghost, Bloomability, The Wanderer, and Fishing in the Air I hope to be writing stories for a long, long time.I am married to Lyle Rigg, who is the headmaster of The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey, and have two grown children, Rob and Karin Being with my family is what I enjoy most The next best thing is writing stories Sharon Creech

    870 thoughts on “Chasing Redbird”


    1. With profound insight, Sharon Creech reminds all of us how insular our world is as a child. Twelve year old Zinny spends the summer uncovering a path she found that leads from her farm to the shores of the Ohio River. With each foot of dirt and weeds she pushes away she gains insights into her family she had always taken for granted and understands that many of her childhood assumptions are untrue. Zinny assumes her words and actions affect the huge life issues she witnesses throughout her child [...]


    2. Creech knows how to tell the story of someone coming to terms with family, self, and painful (often devastating) loss. The details are always interesting along the way, and the writing clear and un-self-conscious.I did have a little trouble with this book, though, because of the whole Rose component of the story. By "trouble" I mean I'm a pushover for that kind of thing and can easily be manipulated into any emotional corner desired. Was I a mess when we discover what's stored at the cabin? Big [...]



    3. Our local library children's book club selected this book for their June 2016 discussion. It's a fast read and really grabs at the reader's heart strings. I liked that Sharon Creech weaves familiar names and places from other stories like Walk Two Moons and Absolutely Normal Chaos. The tale is sweet, yet melancholy. It is filled with longing and remembrance and even the hurt from missing our loved ones. But it also really shows how we all need some solitude at times and that the quiet can help s [...]


    4. I loved this book so much! It was such a beautiful story about a girl who lost her Aunt Jessie. The book is called Chasing Redbird because Jessie's husband Nate, called her Redbird. Along the way Zinny Taylor finds a hidden trail. I loved this book because it was really interesting and adventurous to read.


    5. Chasing Redbird is written by Sharon Creech, and is about thirteen-year old Zinny Taylor who lives in Kansas on her families farm. She grows up with her two older brothers and her Aunt "Redbird" and Uncle Nate. She grows up becoming best friends with her cousin Rose all her childhood until she suddenly dies, of whooping cough at a young age. Zinny spends almost every second she can trying to find a way to get away from her family and the seldom privacy of her small rural town, where everybody kn [...]


    6. SUMMARY: 13 year old Zinny Taylor has nothing to call her own. She soon finds a trail in which she uncoversSSAGE: From far below came the mournful train whistle, and I instictively turned in the direction of the farm, thinking of the ash tree and the cardinals and Aunt Jessie and Uncle Nate. My family would be clattering around the dinner table, and I wondereed if anyone would notice I was gone. Out flew another scene: my parents getting up early that morning to see me off. And another: Sam slur [...]


    7. After Zinny's Aunt and cousin die there's a lot of mysterious! For starters what is she doing that's a crime? Why did this boy give her a ring? Where did it go and why did the cops come and say he stole it? Whats going on why is Zinny trespassing? Why is the girl dead in the dresser? Read this book to find out whats happening! I recommend this book to everyone who likes mysteries!!This book can be found in almost every library!! Level V


    8. This is one of my favorite books! I loved how they used different animals and plants as symbols. I also liked how it told you all of Zinnie's feelings and thought because it added to the mood of the story.


    9. Eh. Just struck me as a really dysfunctional group of people and a family that doesn't have enough time for itself. There's no real resolve to anything, and the end feels like Zinnia's just getting herself entangled with a boy who's trouble. Not too impressed with this one.


    10. 3,5 starsAnother of my pre-teen/teen reads. I liked it less than the other book I read from her, but—anyway—I'd recommend it for young readers.


    11. 5 stars! Ich, Zinny Taylor has been a fantastic read - it actually had everything in order to get me hooked. Zinny Taylor and her six brothers and sisters are growing up on a farm in Kentucky and the 13-year-old teenager is different from the other kids - she is collecting a varity of things, is spending a lot of time outside of her family and is far from talkative. When Jake Boone gets back to town and starts making Zinny a number of exciting gifts, she is sure that he is using her in order to [...]


    12. What? I'm surprised that this is the same author as Walk Two Moons.well I guess I'm not surprised, but the difference in quality could not be any different! It's another quirky girl finding herself after a loved one leaves her life. But this book was just odd! I don't even want my kids reading it. The plot was weird and the lessons were not what I want my kids reading.The aunt and the whole drawer thing is off, but it's even worse that she kept her dead baby in one. And then the creepy shrine an [...]


    13. Ini mengisahkan tentang seorang gadis bernama Zinny Taylor yang tinggal di pinggiran kota kecil Bybanks bersama keluarga besarnya. Ia merasa terasingkan dalam keluarganya sendiri, ini dikarenakan dia memiliki 6 saudara, 3 adik laki - laki, seorang adik perempuan dan 2 kakak perempuan. Mereka adalah Will, Ben, Sam, Bonnie,May, Gretcheen. Namun May kakaknya yang menyebabkan dia tidak betah di rumah, karena May selalu mengatai Zinny aneh dan pelit. May terkenal sangat cantik. Banyak teman laki- lak [...]


    14. If I could, I would give this book 2 1/2 starts. I'm not sure if I liked it or not. I didn't really like the characters. I found Zinny was selfish in many ways. I understand that she was dealing with grief, but the whole thing seemed really contrived. I didn't like Jake, and I wouldn't want my daughter to date him - ever. He is dishonest, but then again, so is Zinny. I didn't like that Zinny was friends with Sal. That part bugged me. I loved Walk Two Moons, and I didn't want Zinny interloping on [...]


    15. I only picked up 'Chasing Redbird' because it was short but let me tell you that I did not regret it! When it first started, I thought it was yet another "soulful" and "depressing" novel about yet another girl experiencing hard life and whining about it because she couldn't deal with it. Read it and done that. But, no'Chasing Redbird' surprised me in a lot of ways. 1) It grew on me.2) It intrigued me and made me actually want to read it.3) I totally understood the character.4) It made me cry.5) [...]


    16. This book was a good book. It was one of my favorite childhood books, but I was suprised at how different I remembered the plot. Sharon Creech does an awesome job describing the exact thought of each character as well as the relationships between characters. The main character, Zinny, is a little younger than myself so I thought it got a little slow at times. I especially liked the ending because more action happened with Zinny and her secret trail. I recommend this book to younger adults or any [...]


    17. A little girl named Zinny has always wondered what was outside her little village. Being responsible for her cousins death and causing her uncle into depression she now realizes that she can't do anything write and doesn't deserve life. Until she discovers a hidden trail to a secret ghost town. After another mysterious death Zinny knows what to do and the only way is to commit a crime.FictionLevel: V


    18. This is classic Sharon Creech, in the very best way. A nice blend of coming of age, romance, and a touch of magical realism. Also nicely melancholy, but with moments of humor as well. The voice of Zinnie is exceptionally strong, perhaps the most so of any of Creech's books I've read. A little slow in some spots, but highly recommended nonetheless.


    19. I enjoyed reading this book, because it's about self discovery,forgiveness, and learning how to love and trust others. The book has it's ups and downs, but I recommend this book to those who love to read good books.I didn't really like how there was so much death in the book, it made even more depressing. Overall, the book was enjoyable.


    20. I thought this book was just ok. I wouldn't say that it was a bad book---I just wouldn't recommend it as a "good read". I do like how she writes.if you want to read a really good book by this author read "Walk Two Moons"!! I loved that!!


    21. A coming-of-age-tale about a girl who finds herself while out clearing and old historical trail. I am a big Sharon Creech fan, but this is definately not her best. There are some cute characters and nice moments, but lots of plot holes and huh? situations.


    22. Creech has an interesting way of writing. If you've read, Walk Two Moons and liked it, you'll probably like this one too. I didn't care for the ending. I think I'm really picky about my endings. I'd say more but I don't want to ruin it for anyone.





    23. Hey guys,Welcome to my review of Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech. This wasn't my first time reading this but I figured since I haven't read in a while I should read something I know I like in order to fall back in love with it. Lately I've been having this thing where I cannot get myself to start reading a book but once I start I can't put it down. Sharon Creech is my favorite middle grade author and I love all of her books. I was introduced to her in the fourth grade by my teacher, who was the [...]


    24. 1. Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical2. Copyright Date: 19973. Age level of interest: Grades 3-64. Reading level: 5.25. Brief Description: Zinnia Taylor, a thirteen year old girl, lives in rural Kentucky with her family and next door to her Aunt Jessie and Uncle Nate. She desperately wants time to herself to work on an overgrown trail and have something she can call her own. When her Aunt dies, she tries to help her Uncle Nate cope with the many changes in his life.6. Two Characteristics: 1. Co [...]


    25. Another book during my Creech spree, Chasing Redbird was quite a magical tale!I loved the way things were described, always magical and mystical, with hidden meanings layered on top of each other like a cake. It keeps you guessing, almost like a mystery novel. One moment you think one thing, believe it with all your heart, and the next moment, you feel so foolish because how could I not have seen that?I love how independent Zinny becomes through the course of this book, but also grows ever close [...]


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