Dear Sylvia

Dear Sylvia

Book - 2008
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Owen Skye can't forget about his true love Sylvia, even though she's moved away. He still has the stationary set she gave him for his birthday, and so he decides to use it to write her. Owen is a true writer in his head but getting the right words onto the page is another story. As he nervously begins to write, young readers easily identify with his struggles against spelling, his writer's insecurity, and his deep desire to tell Sylvia the truth about what's going on in his life -- and in his heart. Owen manages to write about how his little brother got his head stuck in the banister, the disastrous camping trip with his irritating cousins, and how his new baby cousin will only stop crying if he holds her. . . but writing the letters is only the first step. Will Owen have the courage to send them? Will he ever see Sylvia again? Alan Cumyn has given his well-loved series a new and original twist in this irresistible epistolary novel.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Groundwood books, 2008
ISBN: 9780888998477
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Cum
Characteristics: 181p

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flare313
Jun 27, 2011

A funny, charming main character and a believable story make this a good pick-up summer read for people looking for something different.

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dobby
Apr 24, 2009

since when is that a silver birch book?

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Katie44
Apr 20, 2009

I really liked this book.

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grose
Apr 20, 2009

NEED TO IMPROVE IN LETTER WRITING!

read this book "DEAR SYLVIA"!

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Shana1000
Apr 19, 2009

For the ppl who don't get it, I think it's cause of the fact that you either didn't read The Secret Life Of Owen Skye, and After Sylvia, or you didn't understand the plot.

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words
Apr 07, 2009

I loved this book. it written very well.

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jmarshall
Mar 31, 2009

I think that Dear Sylvia was an outstanding book.I think that it is kinda weird that he is writting letters to Sylvia, but not sending them to her.It is funny how Owen will write something and then seal it and then be like oh i frogot something and would write a whole new letter.
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maangel
Mar 30, 2009

this has an interesting cover...

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papadawg98
Mar 27, 2009

I didn't really get this book being all letters to Sylvia. But it was kind of funny because the boy writing them misspelled some of the words.

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minesing
Mar 26, 2009

i love how he cant write

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