Catalynd Jewett Hamilton has always lived a peaceful life with her family on their old farmstead at the top of Sourland Mountain in New Jersey. But after she and her mother get in a bad car accident, Cat ends up in a wheelchair with two broken legs and her mom begins to suffer from depression. With her older brother leaving for college, Cat has to take charge and guide her family back to happiness.Luckily for Cat, a new friend named Benton George Whitman arrives just in time to help. Benton is a painter who moves into the studio-barn on the Hamilton property and teaches Cat about art. He encourages her to express herself through creative outlets like painting. During their lessons, Cat also learns that Benton is descended from Walt Whitman, a writer who becomes a figure of inspiration for Cat as she works on an important art report for school.While discovering art and literature, Cat finds inner strength to face her family’s struggles, encouraging her mom to seek help for her depression as she aims to build a better life. Drawing with Whitman is a novel for middle grade readers that tackles the tough subjects—and offers rays of brightly colored light.
Drawing with Whitman is a sensational book written by the exceptional and talented Kristin McGlothlin and wow what a stellar and uplifting story! Drawing with Whitman is a book I was keen to read ever since discovering it because I always love to find inspiring stories with an underlining poignant message for young readers so when I did find Drawing with Whitman, I thought ‘is this finally the perfect book?!’. Now that I have finished Drawing with Whitman, I can happily write that yes, it is book lovers. That is why I already recommend that you have a read of Drawing with Whitman, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about Drawing with Whitman!
Drawing with Whitman is a beautiful, captivating and moving novel that will take its readers on a transformative journey full of ups and downs and many inspiring moments. The reader in Drawing with Whitman will meet Cat Jewett Hamilton, a young woman who lives the perfect life with her family in New Jersey, well, that is until sadly a car accident happens and Cat ends up in a wheelchair. As well as this Cat’s mom starts to suffer from depression and when Cat’s older brother leaves for college, it is up to her to pull her family back together, but that is easier said than done.
Soon Benton George Whitman will enter the picture, he is a painter and he encourages Cat to paint and to express her feelings through art and by Cat doing this great change happens. This is because Cat, through art, learns how to face her family’s struggles and bring the family back together and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Drawing with Whitman!
Drawing with Whitman is a remarkable, fascinating and addictive read that managed to entertain me for many hours on end thanks to the unique premise of the story as well as the excellent literature courtesy of McGlothlin. Very rarely do I discover a book that captivates me as fast as Drawing with Whitman has so the fact that I am so taken with this book shows you, readers, that this book indeed is incredible and not to be missed!
Kristin McGlothlin is an incredibly talented author who clearly knows how to write unique but engaging stories. It was evident to me from the start that McGlothlin is a passionate writer who surely loves entertaining readers with her literature and putting a smile on readers’ faces. I loved this about the author, but what I loved the most about McGlothlin’s writing is her remarkable descriptions because they genuinely amazed me!
Overall Drawing with Whitman is a marvelous, stellar and supreme book that will entertain, delight as well as charm young readers and even adults! And so I, of course, have to award this book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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