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Weslandia

Weslandia WESLANDIA honors the misfits and the creators among us Enter the witty intriguing world of Weslandia Now that school is over Wesley needs a summer project He s learned that each civilization needs a

  • Title: Weslandia
  • Author: Paul Fleischman Kevin Hawkes
  • ISBN: 9780763610524
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • WESLANDIA honors the misfits and the creators among us.Enter the witty, intriguing world of Weslandia Now that school is over, Wesley needs a summer project He s learned that each civilization needs a staple food crop, so he decides to sow a garden and start his own civilization, that is He turns over a plot of earth, and plants begin to grow They soon tower above hiWESLANDIA honors the misfits and the creators among us.Enter the witty, intriguing world of Weslandia Now that school is over, Wesley needs a summer project He s learned that each civilization needs a staple food crop, so he decides to sow a garden and start his own civilization, that is He turns over a plot of earth, and plants begin to grow They soon tower above him and bear a curious looking fruit As Wesley experiments, he finds that the plant will provide food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation It isn t long before his neighbors and classmates develop than an idle curiosity about Wesley and exactly how he is spending his summer vacation.

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    1. I remember this book coming out when I was still in primary school. I remember pawing through the pages and--for the first time--being impressed by the art. I remember marvelling at Wesley's great ideas and the creation of his own civilisation. I remember, hoping against hope, that the little pot of dirt I left on the verandah would catch some of the seeds that Wesley had. I remember wondering what I would do if I ever got my hands on a piece of Weslandia.When I was younger, I was a geek like We [...]

    2. At the beginning of this school year, a teacher told me she was planning on using this book when she started teaching ancient civilizations. So, I went to the library and checked it out.Inside the book, I found this note:Now, being from a rather small town, I recognized both the names on the note, and I know that this person also teaches ancient civilizations in a different school district. (I'll have to ask if the school ever coughed up the money to buy the books themselves I hope so, but quite [...]

    3. I loved this picture book about a little boy, Wesley, who doesn't fit in. He doesn't eat junk food or hang out with the "cool" boys. He actually learns something in school. When school gets out Wesley decides he needs a summer project. Magically, some unique seeds float in the air overnight and land in his backyard. The plant grows and it is unlike any plant ever seen. Wesley creates Weslandia, his own civilization using this plant and the products he makes from it.It's a great story for kids to [...]

    4. We ADORED this book it totally honors those of us who don't "fit in" with the rest of the world. It also promotes what I call leadership education. very, very inspiring and uplifting.

    5. An imaginative book with lovely illustrations and great story. If only these kind of problems were solved so easily.

    6. Delightful! I love how Wesley uses things he has learned to make his own summer fun and a lot of friends.

    7. Weslandia by Paul FleischmanThis is such a great book! Paul Fleischman tells a story about how being different is not only okay but great things can come from it. Wesley is different from his town and he knows it. The people in the town want everyone to exactly alike; same haircut, interests, hobbies, etc. Wesley does not fit the mold and doesn’t try to. The story line is creative and inviting. The illustrations are filled with bright, vibrant colors and details. The illustrations really paint [...]

    8. Weslandia by Paul Fleischman is an enchanting tale of a boy who didn't fit in with those around him in his community or even at school. He was bullied and misunderstood by his parents and other adults for his "unnormal" behavior. When given the opportunity to create a summer project Wesley took his opportunities to its fullest. He used his knowledge from school to create a land of his own creation; a place where he could fit in. His land grew and grew to the point where Wesley could create every [...]

    9. This book is fantastic simply because it has captured a premise that is unintuitive and overlooked, and yet was as much a part of my childhood daydreams as any over-done stories of fairies, witches, or wizards.Weslandia tells the story of a young boy, Wesley, who decides to wait for it make his own civilization. Starting from a staple crop, and building up slowly through architecture, writing, language, art, and so forth, Wesley builds the civilization of Weslandia. When I read this, I suddenly [...]

    10. Wesley is a young boy that isn't afraid to stray from the status quo. Even his parents think he is a little bit odd. So what does Wesley do over his summer vacation? He builds his own civilization, complete with his own language. Everyone is completely blown away when he begins to grow plants in his own backyard that are unknown to man. It soon turns into a business and place for children of all ages to play. Soon, the summer comes to an end and Wesley has to go back to school, where he was prev [...]

    11. Wesley is a boy who doesn’t seem to fit in with others. He lives in a boring neighborhood where everyone has the same haircut, grows the same crops, and lives in the same style home. Wesley decides to grow his own crop. When he does so, he ends up creating his own civilization. He names it Weslandia. He has edible food, creates his own clothing, language system, and games. Soon, the children of the neighborhood are less interested in picking on Wesley and more interested in participating in We [...]

    12. WeslandiaAuthor: Paul FleischmanReading Level: Ages 6-10Fleischman, Paul (1999) Weslandia Cambridge Mass: Candlewick PressWeslandia follows the story of a boy who does not conform and keeps true to himself. He plants a garden, which grows wildly. From this garden, the boy creates a civilization and culture of his own.From the get-go, one notices how fantastically illustrated the town is. You know instantly that the book will be vivid and imaginative. The illustrations are lush and a feast for th [...]

    13. Wesley really does march to the beat of his own drummer, and he's happy doing it.Pity he's stuck in the doldrums of conformist suburbia. Even his parents aren't happy with a quiet, studious kid who doesn't get into trouble - they keep bribing him to wear the idiotic fashions and hairstyles of his classmates instead!Wesley's not very popular, actually, which is a pity because he's really a pretty awesome kid. For his summer project he decides to start his own civilization. By an amazing coinciden [...]

    14. A 5-6 yr old kid (with stained-blue lips) at the library walked up to us and said "hey guys?" then handed this book to us. Completely random. He then handed my youngest two tattered board books. The cover art of Weslandia intrigued me, so I added it to our checkout pile without even browsing it and thanked the kid (who my older daughter decided was Weird with a capital W).Was this kid a book fairy?! To my surprise this is exactly the type of book I'd have hoped to stumble upon. Wesley wonderfull [...]

    15. Wesley does not fit in with the other children in his neighborhood or with what his parents consider "normal". Wesley begins to create his own civilization over summer break.This book would be great as a social studies book when learning about civilizations. The main character begins with a plant that he can use in many ways. He then uses this plant for food, clothing, shelter, and lotions. Another way to use this book is to talk about bullies. The main character is kind of “odd” and does no [...]

    16. A celebration of creativity and marching to the beat of your own drummer. With its giant plants and unique world, it reminds me a bit of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

    17. I read this book as it was being used in a class where I was working. I think it is an intelligent story with interesting illustrations. It lends itself nicely to a variety of subjects / issues covered in primary curriculum.

    18. Pretty brilliant book; stands the test of time. I loved it.A bullied, ingenious boy.What did he do on his summer vacation? Oh, built a backyard civilization based on one staple crop.

    19. I wish i could give this book 10 stars. it is the best picture book EVER!!! it totally left me wanting to make my own civilization

    20. Man, I wish kids would read this and create a new civilization, this one sucks. Seriously, who devised the 40 hour work week?

    21. Weslandia is a story about an odd ball named Wesley. He is quirky, inventive, and does not readily follow the main stream of people and things around him. He enjoys learning and despite the pressure of others around him, he is true to himself.I was very very VERY excited to read this book, after reading what the premise of the story was about and seeing other favorable reviews. Before reading it myself, I purchased it, completely confident that this was a book that I wanted in my collection. I w [...]

    22. SummaryWesley does not fit into the world around him so over the summer he decides to create his very own civilization. EvaluationThe vocabulary in this book is excellent and would provide many opportunities for students. The story is engaging and the pictures are very descriptive. Some examples of the vocabulary include civilization, tormentors, morale, scope, domain, scornful, myriad, and aromatic. Teaching TipsAfter reading this book to students, I would challenge students to create their own [...]

    23. I found interesting the part when Wesley used the resources to make many things. (Bieber)I liked it because Wesley did not have to buy things, he could make them himself. (Federica)I found interesting the beginning of the story when the wind blew in the garden and made the plants grow. (Nunu) I enjoyed the part at the end when Wesley had more friends and they were using the things that he created. (Amber) I enjoyed the part when Wesley made the suntan lotion from natural resources. I think he wa [...]

    24. I am struggling with how I feel about this book. The pictures and premise are fabulous but there are some anachronism that put me off. I also think this book would work for children who might be considered too old for picture books. It could lead to great discussion about civilization, culture, and how they develop.

    25. Very cute book. I was teaching a lesson about communities and cultures today where children actually made their own civilization. A lot of the same vocabulary words were in this story. Could be a follow up.

    26. It was awsome! It is an amazing story about a boy who is an outcast and he makes a staple food plant for himself and all of the people who were bullying him at school wanted to come over and look . All of those kids liked Wesley as part of their group when school started again.

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