Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

Book - 2017 | First edition
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Olivia has been Macy McMillan's best friend ever since Macy transferred to Hamiliton Elementary from Braeside School for the Deaf. But then their sixth grade teacher assigned that embarrassing family tree project, and Olivia made a joke about Macy's father, and now neither girl is speaking -- signing -- to the other. It couldn't have happened at a worse time. With her mother getting married and an ugly For Sale sign jammed into their yard, Macy could really use a best friend right now. But it seems the only person who has time for her these days is Iris Gillan from next door. And it's not like a crabby old woman who doesn't even know sign language is going to be any comfort. Right?
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Pajama Press Inc., [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781772780338
Branch Call Number: J FIC GREE
Characteristics: 239 pages ; 21 cm


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VaughanPLTiziana Apr 09, 2021

A heartwarming story about Macy and her neighbour Iris told in free verse poetry. I would definitely recommend this book, it's an easy read and I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would! The main character Macy is undergoing some big changes -- she's nearing the end of 6th grade and is also preparing to move because her mother is getting remarried soon. Her mom sends her over to their elderly neighbour Iris' house because she is also preparing for a move. Macy is deaf and while Iris does not know sign language, they soon find other ways to communicate, such as by writing notes to each other. Through these notes, their shared love of books, stories, and cookies, their friendship grows.

VaughanPLDonnalee Mar 28, 2021

This book is lovely. It is a novel in verse, but it is a very easy to read, beautifully written and absorbing story. Macy is very unhappy at the beginning of the book. Her mother is getting remarried and they will be moving, she's having trouble with her best friend and she will also be changing schools soon. Macy is facing a lot of change in a short time and is experiencing a lot of turmoil. She is sent to help her next door neighbour, Iris, named after the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow, and in Iris she discovers a friend who is able to help guide her though this challenging time in her life. Macy is deaf and Iris cannot speak sign language, but they find a way to communicate. Even though this book deals with some challenging issues, it remains a very pleasant and enjoyable read. I really like the friendship that develops between Macy and Iris. Macy is a very relatable character. Overall this is a wonderful, heartwarming story and is highly recommended.

May 13, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. Macy was such a well-crafted character; totally believable, relatable ... a girl with a good heart who makes a couple of poor choices because of fear/desperate desire to maintain the status quo. Her rapport with Iris was lovely and I loved the way this book highlighted the beauty of intergenerational friendships. A well-written book with wonderful descriptions that jump off the page and a great overall message. Highly recommend. Fair Warning: This book will make you crave freshly baked homemade cookies!


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