I Can Hear the Sun

Title: I Can Hear the Sun

Bibliographic information: Polacco, P. (1996). I Can Hear the Sun. New York: Philomel Books

Brief annotation: This is a myth about a young boy who is alone but make friends with the geese and their keeper at the park. When he is told he is being sent away, he hides out and flies away with geese. No one knows the real story of what happened to the boy – who would believe it?!

Genre: Myth

Grade: 2nd – 4th

Readers who will like this: Readers who are interested in myths or are learning about myths will enjoy this book.

Rating: 4 – I really enjoyed this book. I liked that this was a story that she knew and it involved people that she actually knows. I liked the more modern feel to the myth.

Question: What is a myth? What are some common characteristics that myths have?


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