Cynthia Leitich Smith, Author-In-Residence

by Dianne White on October 1, 2010

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From the time he was born, Holler had a voice s0 LOUD, pecans fell from the trees and cacti sprouted more needles. No matter where he went or how hard he tried, Holler’s voice was a burden. Hush! his friends and family scolded.

Holler knew, sure enough, that he could learn to be quiet in the quiet times. But would anyone ever appreciate his exuberant voice?

Paired with the vibrant art of Barry Gott and just the right amount of “knee-shakin’, earth-quakin’ LOUD,” this rollicking tall tale, set in the Southwest, is one kids won’t want to miss!

From Cynthia Leitich Smith:

The idea for HOLLER LOUDLY came when I was having dinner in a sushi restaurant, and one little boy was being very LOUD. I thought about that, about how sometimes it’s better to be quiet and sometimes it’s better to be LOUD. And then I realized that being LOUD could be a superpower. Being LOUD could even save the day!

Read, “What’s Your Story, Cynthia Leitich Smith?” HERE.

Visit the Tool Box HERE for Holler Loudly‘s Teacher’s Guides.

For more books by Cynthia, visit her website HERE.

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Cynthia Leitich Smith October 1, 2010 at 7:39 am

Thank you for your kind hospitality, ReaderKidz! I’m happy to respond to any comments!

ReaderKidZ October 1, 2010 at 8:24 pm

We’re so pleased to “holler loudly” about your new book. Thanks for being one of our featured Authors-In-Residence!

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