Saige paints the sky 2013
Saige Paints the Sky by Jessie HaasSaige Paints The Sky continues the story of Saige Copeland, a real-life fourth grader who fights to bring art classes back to her elementary school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My 7-year-old sister and I absolutely loved the first book. We totally enjoyed it. It was a given that this one should be equally as impressive, as well. Sadly, that was not the case. This book bored us both to tears. Thanks to this book, story time became a huge fight and when I could get her to sit down and to listen to it, she just made faces at me or called me names... and thats when I managed to get her to pay me and Saige any attention. Being bullied by a 7-year-old for my poor choice in reading material is no fun.
I started thinking, because my little sister loved Saige so much, what went wrong with this book? I didnt have any fun reading this one either and I ended up reading the last half by myself, simply because I cant stand leaving a book unread. It was sooo dull, I couldnt wait for it to end. We are now reading an old American Girl favorite, Meet Addy with much better results. So anyways back to Saige, what was wrong with the much anticipated (in our house anyways) second book? The only thing I can think of is that nothing exciting really ever happens. Saige has a very mild personality. Shes obviously a wonderful kid, but nothing exciting enough to write a book about happened to her after the first book. In the first book she was preparing for a show during a parade and trying to get people excited about art classes and her grandma broke her arm and there was some friend drama. This one was just so lukewarm. The only reason I could see American Girl continuing the story is so we can see her complete the big goal of bringing art back to her school. That doesnt even happen in this book. Im really not sure what the point is?
Dont get me wrong Saige is brilliant and very talented, shes a great role model for any girl and that alone I guess sort of makes it worth reading if youre like 9 or 10, but thinking back to when I was that age, I dont think Id still have enjoyed this one. I think maybe its just that Saige is such a goody-two-shoes, which I feel horrible complaining about. But theres a lack of spunk that most of the fictional American Girls have. Molly throws her brothers undies out the window, Felicity stole a horse, Samantha snuck out in the middle of the night to see her grandmas servant... its those little human moments of making mistakes that keeps the book engaging and sadly this book really lacked those.
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All New American Girl Movie: Saige Paints the Sky!
Meet nine-year old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice! Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers that art-her favorite class-has been cut. On top of that, her best friend, Tessa, seems to be spending more and more time with another girl. For help, Saige turns to her grandma Mimi, a well-known artist and horse-woman, who inspires her to take action. Can Saige find the courage to overcome her fears and save the art program-and her friendship with Tessa?
Grab your daughter and your favorite American Girl Doll and get ready to experience an all new movie: Saige Paints the Sky! As someone who loves the creative arts I am drawn to this story and the desire to rescue such important classes. Saige also goes through her best friend Tessa spending less time with her and more with another girl. I think we have all experienced something like that, and I know this is an issue my daughter will eventually go through. For support, Saige turns to her grandma Mimi who inspires her to take action. Can Saige find the courage to lead the fund-raising effort to start an after-school art program and save her friendship with Tessa? Check out the trailer, and be prepared for your daughter to want to watch it over and over!
The movie was directed by Vince Marcello. A screening of the film was held at the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque. Saige's best friend Tessa Joblansky meets another girl named Dylan Patterson from camp and hangs out with her instead of Saige. Tessa's friendship with Dylan makes Saige jealous. Saige doesn't like Dylan, because she interrupts her and makes jokes that she doesn't think are funny. Gabi is also an artist who draws cartoons and designs her own clothes. Saige tells her grandmother, Mimi and friends about the situation, and they proposed a school-wide protest against the decision.