Jan 06, · Her vocals on this track are totally impassioned, just the outpourings of a woman completely controlled by love. The track has a great structure, and I especially like the rhodes break in the track, which is accompanied by the male vocals going "give it up, give it up, give it on up, smack dab in the middle." Epic dance music, period/5(99). site1skuK site1prodK K site1skuK Shawnee Press Smack Dab in the Middle (New York Voices Series) INSTRUMENTAL ACCOMP PARTS Arranged by Darmon Meader Skip to main content Skip to footer. Smack Dab In The Middle Lyrics: Pick me a town in any clime / People like a rockin' time / Stay awake both day and night / And everybody's feeling good and right / Then throw me / Smack dab in the.
The cardinal that comes to sit in the nearby bushes. The hummingbird I see enjoying my flowers. And the furry caterpillar inching along the patio while my dog scratches at the window trying to reach it. These things have always been outside my window, but they seem to hold more meaning and enjoyment for me now.
With less distractions, I have time to stop more often and watch the cardinal and hummingbird and caterpillar a few minutes longer. The old familiar saying, "Take time to smell the roses" has taken on a whole new meaning for me.
I've discovered that doing this very simple thing, not only brings the surprise of more appreciation for the the "little things," but also another surprise - a greater sense of peace and calm in my life as well as an attitude of awe for the creation all around me.
And this leads to yet another surprise - a greater sense of thankfulness for blessings big and small. So, in these days, when "normal" doesn't seem like it will be showing up anytime soon and the "slowness" of my life often brings me many moments of frustration, I let the cardinal and hummingbird and caterpillar, that are right outside my window, remind me to appreciate the wonderful surprises that "slowness" brings. This month, we're sharing our thoughts about happy surprises we experience as authors.
What popped into my mind as I pondered this topic was that despite spending tons of time on social media, young readers still verbally recommend books to each other.
No matter how much promotion authors do online, I believe the best way for a book to gain an audience is for one reader to tell another: "You have to read this! It was amazing! This makes me want to read more books. All I want to say is thank you for writing this book. By the way it was published on my birthday! Two heartwarming and happy surprises in this note: 1 that she didn't like to read, but after reading my book, it made her want to read more books, and 2 her friend recommended it to her.
To me, that's the ultimate stamp of approval. Once upon a time when I visited schools in person, I was always thrilled to see some type of personal reader recommendation program such as book trees where kids wrote mini reviews, a favorite book swap event, or a bulletin board where students listed their top reads.
I'm willing to bet that recently, you heard about a book from a friend, or told a friend about a book you loved, insisting he or she read it. Even as technologically connected as we all are, I hope that word-of-mouth book recommendations never go away. Nothing can replace a book passed from friend to friend with a personal rave review. Visit her at micheleweberhurwitz.
As we explore how the unexpected might inform our writing, it becomes all the more challenging to stay motivated given the current crisis. One way to keep my head in the game is webinars. Many of us have been through the excitement of having a new book released this past spring and summer. And many of us have paired that excitement with the disappointment of having to cancel in person launch events and book promotion activities. We did it all online instead and it was fine.
A bit underwhelming, but we survived. So, it was a special treat to have an outdoor socially-distanced book signing Books are meant to be shared with an audience of appreciative potential readers. The park setting hearkened back to days of old when story tellers gathered around the campfire and regaled those in attendance with their folktales, yarns, and stories meant to be passed on.
Instead of a campfire, nature provided the heat. But there was enthusiasm, appreciation, and gratitude for such a small thing to make the day a happy surprise. A family with two children who hadn't been formally invited, stayed to listen. People applauded, pleasantries and kind words were exchanged, treats handed out and books signed. It was a welcome relief to be outside sharing my story for others to pass on. Have a book coming out this fall?
Don't despair, go to the nearest picnic grove and read to those assembled. It's why we write in the first place, isn't it? As memory serves, the first panel shows a father and his angelic child. Very powerful stuff. I wanted to post that cartoon near my computer as writing inspiration. No problem, I thought. The man who created it has won a Pulitzer Prize, has written an Oscar-winning short film, and is one of the most prolific and celebrated satirists in the country.
In the kidlit world, he is best known for, among other books, The Man in the Ceiling and, especially, for illustrating The Phantom Tollbooth. Piece of cake, right? Mark Taylor - Trombone 1. Mark Taylor - Trombone 3. John Wasson - Trombone 1.
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Bottom Line Blues - Full Score. Don't Git Sassy - Full Score. Fly By Nightfly. Or…a person could just enjoy it on its own. I enjoyed it twice. As I do with most mysteries, I raced through the first reading to see how it would end, then went back a second time to savor this story of hope all the more.
Dec 26, Mary Lou rated it it was amazing. This intriguing mystery has Smack Dab In The Middle (Instrumental) a middle schooler longs for in adventure, being understood by family, needing to feel independent, discovering the wonders of nature, realization of one's gifts, and self- validation.
As a science teacher and Nature guide, I have seen the difference a day in the woods makes in a child. The experiences of twelve-year old Cricket in the fast-paces pages of these short chapters are bound to captivate any child and encourage him or her to explore the natural world. I This intriguing mystery has all a middle schooler longs for in adventure, being understood by family, needing to feel independent, discovering the wonders of nature, realization of one's gifts, and self- validation.
I recommend it to parents and grandparents seeking meaningful ways to connect with the children in their lives. It is a beacon of hope in the quest to get students to put down their screens and relate to an exciting natural world while giving positive examples of understanding adults in their lives. Jul 10, Thomas Long rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: middle grade to adult.
Cricket is believable as a character as are all the other folks in this debut novel. Cricket pulls off a stay in the woods that would intimidate most modern 12 year olds. She has been taught survival tactics by her late father and is well on her way to finding strategies to deal with more grown-up life as it comes. I found the end notes regarding Ms. Hackl's hands-on research for this novel show a true dedication to authentic writing. Her information regarding the town setting and real-life artist Bob showed a talent for using the right and real ingredients to make this tasty novel.
Hackl's use of poetry from both Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson may have young readers scrambling to find their parents' college anthologies in the attic. I'm not sure that I read the same book as the other reviewers on GR. I thought this was very slow, sad, and implausible. I did not much enjoy Cricket the main human characterwho spends the entire novel preparing to be reunited with her mother, after fleeing into the woods from her Aunt.
The book lacked structure and cohesiveness, perhaps because it was dealing with some aspects of mental illness and loneliness. Not for me. I got this book for my granddaughter, but I read it first. I hope she enjoys it as much as I did. Jul 06, Shannon Minninger rated it it was amazing.
I wish I had met Cricket when I was her age! What an inspiration she is! I adored this book! It reminded me so much of the novels I read as a kid. The ones you couldn't wait to get back to A way to escape and have an adventure. The young protagonist, Cricket, is such a great character Unique, intelligent, with a strong, clear voice.
The plot is fun to read and wonderful. Cricket's adventures are well written, immersive and interesting. A great book to curl up with and I adored this book! A great book to curl up with and get lost in. My grandchildren loved it as well. Highly recommend. Jul 09, Shannon Wilson rated it it was amazing. Set in the thick woods of an abandoned ghost town, Smack Dab immediately draws you into a delightful story of intrigue and excitement. When the lead character, Cricket, is thrust into a challenging season of life by losing both parents - her father dies unexpectedly and her mother runs away, dealing with her own grief and mental instability- Cricket is left in the marginal care of her colorful Aunt Belinda.
Along the way, Cricket learns much about her own resourceful and brave spirit and begins to further appreciate her inherited artistic gifts. Dealing with themes of mental illness, coming of age, abandonment, and grief, Smack Dab carries strong overthemes of compassion and forgiveness. This is a wonderful read for dreamers of all ages, especially juvenile and young adult.
For all who experience healing through adventure, nature, and art, this book will find a special place. Smack Dab is a wonderful read and terrific gift for any young friend. Sep 24, Renata rated it it was amazing. Author Jo Hackl brings together local art, the outdoors, and history through explorations in Mississippi.
Learn about a secret room, Smack Dab In The Middle (Instrumental), and a real-life ghost town. The world could certainly use more Crickets, as well as stories about strong young girls. This one will stay with you for a long time. May 28, Michele Brinn rated it it was amazing. The main character, Cricket, along with her shoulder-pet cricket, Charlene, were charming and engaging.
This is a book written for young adults. The themes of mental health, living without parents, family discord, survival are adult issues that all too often affect the young. The author approached these issues in an age-appropriate, realistic, charming manner. Respect for the environment, nature, poetry and music also Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe written by Jo Watson Hackl was a joy to read.
Respect for the environment, nature, Smack Dab In The Middle (Instrumental), poetry and music also ran true throughout the book.
I was big enough to do both. One that I will reread, and one that I will share with educators as well as will my adult book club friends. Jul 02, Lauren K rated it it was amazing. A fun read with substance! As another reviewer stated so well, Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe is a wonderful choice for both the young and young-at-heart reader. Being the latter, this read was far more engaging than I would have initially expected. There is plenty of whimsy in the adventures protagonist Cricket faces exploring the outdoors, searching for hidden rooms, and following an elaborate clue trail, but the storyline and characters are not saccharine in a way that young adult novels ca A fun read with substance!
There is plenty of whimsy in the adventures protagonist Cricket faces exploring the outdoors, searching for hidden rooms, and following an elaborate clue trail, but the storyline and characters are not saccharine in a way that young adult novels can sometimes lean. Cricket faces very realistic, and, in some cases, adult challenges, but Hackl handles them with great finesse, tackling the topics in a way that is age appropriate but never patronizing.
The connection to real people and places of the South was also particularly compelling as I am a native Southerner myself. Highly recommend this to all young adult readers, but especially those with an independent spirit eager for adventure! May 02, Jane Chew rated it it was amazing. It is the story of Arianna Overland Cricket who loses both her parents, her father to sudden death, her mother to mental illness, and sets out on an adventure intended to lure her mother back to the family fold and to recapture the creative world her mother fashioned for them both.
First she escapes the clutches of an aunt, who takes her in mostly for her social security check and is fixing to transfer her to an equally greedy great aunt, and travels with her pet cricket to the tree house her father had build in a ginko tree in the woods. Here she draws on survival skills to supplement her food supplies, to light a fire, to keep warm, to scavenge for food, some things she learned from her father, some she puzzles out for herself. In these woods are the remains of an Electric Company which thrived in the early twentieth century but was abandoned when its era passed, and everything not cemented in place left with the Electric Company.
Here Cricket hopes to find the secret bird room her mother told her about which she thinks will restore her mother to her. To this end, she has to solve the mystery of the bird room which she encounters as a series of riddles she has to figure out. Along the way, she experiences setbacks: raccoons ransack her tree house and food supplies; a sleet storm nearly wipes her out; and she is bitten by a copperhead, which finally sets her on a course to Miss V. I think the novel has everything that might appeal to young adults.
The survival techniques—making fire from water, building a trap to catch a fish—are ingenious and worked out in expert detail. The mystery is clever and compelling, interestingly tied to historical events and people.
Cricket experiences the loss that every child dreads above all, and yet there is nothing sentimental about her grief for her parents or her resolve to bring her mother home. She lets her mother go, just like she lets her cricket go, with love, and moves on to create her own world and to use her powers in it. And Jo Hackl achieves all this without any mention of the digital age—an occasional cell Smack Dab In The Middle (Instrumental) when necessary, but nothing streaming or online, no Snapchat or Instagram.
May 28, Mercedes rated it it was amazing. The main character, Cricket, captured my heart in the first chapter. The desire for a stable home is universal and she is on a mission to figure out life.
The advice from Daddy in chapter 14 sums it up when he explains "Woods Time" to Cricket. He said, "I think I needed to learn what the woods had to teach me. When you're around other people, it's easy to get caught up in everything and everybody around you. Out in the woods, it's just you. And if you're going to last any time out in the woods, you'd better get comfortable with whoever it is you are. Jun 18, Cheryl rated it it was amazing.
What an enjoyable story--every chapter ended with my wondering what happens next and so I could not put the book down until I finished it! I felt like I was right there traveling with the main character Cricket in her journey of survival and self-discovery.
Thanks to the vivid imagery and attention to detail in the book, as I read I nearly literally could see, smell, taste, touch and hear various aspects of the woods, the ghost town, and everything else along the way. Then on top of that it was What an enjoyable story--every chapter ended with my wondering what happens next and so I could not put the book down until I finished it!
Then on top of that it was great to witness how Cricket thought through what she could do as she encountered challenges in her adventure. The entertaining story is rich with themes to discuss. I think we all could use some time in the woods! Mar 02, Megan Mann rated it really liked it. Cricket is lost. So, when Aunt Belinda accidentally leaves her behind at the grocery store, cricket sets off to find the bird room her mom has been looking for ever since she was a little girl.
If she could just find the bird room; maybe it would make things with mama better. If she could just find it, she could make her stay. This was a really sweet coming of age story Cricket is lost. This was a really sweet coming of age story. However, similar to Winn Dixie, it had themes that younger children, despite it being a middle grade novel, that just went over their heads.
The kids I take care of still enjoyed it. Cricket is resilient and intuitive, determined and curious. May 12, Debbie Tanner rated it really liked it Shelves: feelingsreality-vs-fantasytext-to-selfadventurefunnyfriendshipartmaking-a-changechapter-booksfamily-stories.
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