The kinetic energy of the aptly named Locomotion (the nickname of Lonnie Collins Motion) permeates the 60 poems that tell his sad yet hopeful story. Lonnie’s. Finalist for the National Book Award Jacqueline Woodson is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature When Lonnie was seven. When Lonnie Collins Motion was seven years old, his life changed forever. Now Lonnie is eleven and his life is about to change again. His teacher, Ms. Marcus.

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This is the first time I’ve read such a long story written through a series of poem Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson is the story woosdon Lonnie, nicknamed Locomotion, an eleven year old boy who has been living with Miss Edna, his foster mom since his parents passed away in a fire when he was seven. Touching, Poetic Story I’m not really a loud kid, I swear.

This aside, I thought the poetry was beautiful. Lonnie reads the Bible at Lili’s request, she believes it is the one thing that will let them live together again. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or javqueline language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. I would reccomend this book to anyone who likes books like Locomotion? In this book, a sad, yet hopeful story is told with the use of 60 different poems.

More importantly, this in an engaging story that has heart.

I always forget how much I enjoy Jacqueline Woodson’s book until I’m 15 pages into them. His younger sister lives in another foster home and they see each other occasionally. He has been through a lot and it comes through in his writing. Lonnie is asked by the newsman to read one loccomotion his poems. Maybe it’s that if you’re white you can’t see all the whiteness around you. No Such Thing as the Real World.


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This novel in verse about a 6th grader who uses his poetry notebook to reflect and express his innermost thoughts deserves a place in every classroom library. Dancing around the kitchen to that song with his mother and sister is one of his favorite memories. At seven, life dramatically changed for Lonnie and his little sister when their parents died in a fire.

Marcus, is showing him ways to put his jumbled feelings on paper. This allows him to tell the world about his life Locomotion is a poetic novel that I listened to in the form of an audiobook. Lonnie is an angry boy who has become dis-involve Locomotion by Jacquline Woodson This book I found hidden in the book corner of my Year 5 classroom.

Return to Book Page. I really enjoyed it. He is learning how to express his feelings through poetry, which he is working on in class with his teacher Ms. Through his teacher, Ms. But with the help of a teacher Lonnie finds a way to express his grievances through his poetry. As he puts feelings into words, he is able to unlock the pain and begin a life of hope.

Separated from his sister, Lonnie and Lili are placed in different foster homes.


Edwards locomotipn for Lifetime Achievement. Locomotion is the story of Lonnie Collins Motion, whose mother used to call him Locomotion. Refresh and try again. The story is lkcomotion in poem form. Students can be inspired by Woodson’s work to write their own haiku, sonnet, epitaph, or rap. Lonnie Collins age 11 lost his parents in a tragic fire four years locomoton and since then he has been under the care of Miss Edna, who apparently does not like boys.


Things like my brown, brown arm. He finds a home with Miss Edna, who has two grown boys that are out of the house, one in upstate New York I think he was a guest of the state and the other an active-duty soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan. If I was a grown-up maybe Miss Edna wouldn’t always be telling me to be quiet but Locomohion eleven and maybe eleven’s just noisy.

It is a quick listen and very entertaining as an audiobook. Savannah the Zebra Fairy. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson is the story of Lonnie, nicknamed Locomotion, an eleven year old boy who has been living with Miss Edna, his foster mom since his parents passed away in a fire when he was seven.

Locomotion is a very accessible story told in verse, with each chapter poetically sharing the thoughts and feelings of an eleven year old boy whose real name is Lonnie Collins Motion. Motion lost his parents in a fire and has been separated jacqueine his sister.