2013 Sakura Medal Books

The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

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9 thoughts on “The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

  1. This book made me think of Like Water for Chocolate because the food was necessary for the plot.

  2. I felt sorry for the girl in this book. Even though her father ‘borrowed’ or ‘stole’ her money, I am sure that he still loved her and did not want to hurt her. I really liked how she had a dream the whole time. I also had a dream when I was young and worked hard to make it come true.

  3. It`s so sad for Groovy (Eleanor) that her dad is sent to jail…..I wouldn`t want that to happen to me because I would be crying everyday. I would miss him ALOT!
    Also I couldn`t beleive that her father used her money on a game! But still I know in his heart that he is deeply sorry about it. Lastly when her mother told her to sold her delicious chocolate strawberries I would love to buy some because I love fruits dipped in chocolate! ^_^

  4. I LOVED this book. But it made me cry often…
    I like this because the author used a lot of interesting word choices to explain Groovy (Eleanor)’s feelings. I’m thinking to try out the chocolate covered strawberries I actually copied down how to make it…

  5. I just really like his book I had to comment again! Anyway this book is really good. I really felt bad for Eleanor when she wasn’t in the mood of cooking because of her Dad. It was her favorite thing to do so she must have felt really bad.

  6. When I read this book I thought is was a n great book!
    Feelings:
    I thought it is really sad for Eleanor because her mood wasn’t good for cooking because of her dad. At last I really thought it was happy for Eleanor because her dad came back out of jail.
    Comments to the author:
    I loved all your adjectives that you used because it has a lot of interest.
    Wonderings:
    I wonder why Frankie’s mother wouldn’t bring Frankie with her to fish all around the world?
    I wonder why Eleanor’s mom put her husband in jail but said that she missed him.
    Summary:
    I thought the summary is that all the people can see the swallows come early. I think that Marisol loves to sketch birds because the swallows com to the swallow each year so she has a chance to sketch the swallows that flies through. This year (for the book) the swallows have came early so thats why I think that this author had named this book The Year the Swallows came Early. Eleanor’s best recipe is chocolate covered strawberries. It is really sad that Eleanor’s dad had all the money he took from the money in the bank and lost it just for a game. Frankie’s parents went to fish all around the world without Frankie so that is why he is really sad. I had felt really sad for all the characters.

  7. When I read this book I thought it was a great book!
    Feelings:
    I thought it was really sad for Eleanor because her mood wasn’t good for cooking because of her dad. At last I really thought it was happy for Eleanor because her dad came back out of jail.
    Comments to the author:
    I loved all your adjectives that you used because it has a lot of interest.
    Wonderings:
    I wonder why Frankie’s mother wouldn’t bring Frankie with her to fish all around the world?
    I wonder why Eleanor’s mom put her husband in jail but said that she missed him.
    Summary:
    I thought the summary is that all the people can see the swallows come early. I think that Marisol loves to sketch birds because the swallows come to the swallow each year so she has a chance to sketch the swallows that flies through. This year (for the book) the swallows have came early so that’s why I think that this author had named this book The Year the Swallows came Early. Eleanor’s best recipe is chocolate covered strawberries. It is really sad that Eleanor’s dad had all the money he took from the money in the bank and lost it just for a game. Frankie’s parents went to fish all around the world without Frankie so that is why he is really sad. I had felt really sad for all the characters.

  8. I enjoyed this book and read it

  9. I really enjoyed reading The Year the Swallows Came Early because I felt happy and sad in some parts of the book. I felt sad when I found out Eleanor’s dad stole her money just to bid on a horse. I was very happy that finally now Groovy talks more with her mom.

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