Naming of Tishkin Silk

By Millard, Glenda

Publishers Summary:
Griffin Silk is an uncommon boy, from an uncommon sort of family—but lately Griffin isn’t so sure that’s a good thing. If he were an ordinary boy, he wouldn’t have to worry about the secret in his heart and maybe he would understand why his mother and baby sister have gone away. When Griffin starts school and meets the spirited Princess Layla, a once-in-lifetime friend who can heal souls, the answers to his questions gently start to unfold. And just like the mythical beast whose name he bears, Griffin discovers that he has uncommon courage and the heart of a lion. Sweet black-and-white illustrations enrich this heartwarming story about love, loss, friendship, and the importance of family.

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978-0-37435-481-7
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2009

Gr 3-5 In the Silk family, a child's first birthday is a significant one: it's the day the youngster is given a name. Griffin and his five older sisters all had their special moment, but their younger sister died before her first birthday and their mother is recovering from her grief in a hospital. Griffin is attending public school for the first time in his life, has been put a grade ahead, and is having difficulty fitting in with the other kids. Then he meets...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2010

Gentle, homeschooled Griffin Silk faces classmates for the first time after his mother goes off to cope with an unnamed sad...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

- A touching look at a boy, his family, new friendship, and coming to terms with loss. - Griffin and Layla are both likable, and it's rare and refr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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