A Talent for Quiet

Category: Academic Wings
Author & Photographer: Kim Chatel www.kimchatel.com
Print ISBN: 9781935137566, 1935137565
eBook ISBN: 9781935137573, 1935137573
DVD ISBN: 9781935137580, 1935137581

Reanie is a shy girl. She has a new step dad whose shoulders seem to fill their small house. Afraid to disappoint him, she retreats to her room whenever Bill asks her to play. But when he invites her on a photo safari in the creek, Reanie can't resist. As the father and daughter splash through the water, they encounter many creatures. Bill teaches Reanie how to handle a camera, and her new step-dad doesn't seem so strange anymore.

Illustrated with Kim Chatel's stunning photography, this is more than a story. It is a journey with Reanie as she finds her voice and her artistic talent. The back of the book includes five non-fiction pages about photography: a glossary of terms, tips on taking better pictures and historical tidbits about photography.

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More books by KIM CHATEL:

A Talent for Quiet
Rainbow Sheep
Burgher and the Woebegone
Clip-Clop, Tippity-Tap: French Vocabulary on the Farm
Horse Camp

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Instead of using illustrations, the author's book is filled with beautiful photography of the wildlife you find in and around a river. I liked that change of pace. The book contains details on photography making it suitable for any child with an interest in taking photographs. All in all, it's a well-written, emotional story that I hope leads to a series. I'd like to see more of Reanie as her relationship with her stepfather grows.
--Review by Round Table for Kids: Round Table for Kids

This is a warm, simple story with a quiet tone that matches its title. The photographs are beautiful and will stimulate young minds. At the end of the book there’s a glossary, interesting facts about photography, and tips on how to take great pictures. This would make a wonderful educational gift for those children who love photography and taking pictures, as well as to those who have a new step parent. Highly recommended.
--Review by Mayra Calvani http://mayrassecretbookcase.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-review-talent-for-quiet-by-kim.html

Kim Chatel has many talents! Not only is she a published author, but she also does amazing fiber art (see my review on her first children's book, Rainbow Sheep,here), and she's an accomplished photographer. Her newest children's book, A Talent for Quiet, showcases her lovely photographs, while enhancing a tale of a little girl who is learning to accept and bond with her new stepfather.
--Review by Heidi http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ReviewsbyHeidi/668884/

This story is heartwarming and shows that children can have wonderful relationships with good and kind step-parents. These relationships can help the child to develop new interests, hobbies, and self-confidence. This book has fabulous photos and will spark interest in photography for readers of all ages. There are even a few tips on starting photography as a new hobby.
--Review bye Terri Forehand http://heartfeltwords4kids.blogspot.com/2009/04/book-review.html