Three sisters--five-year-old Rabbit, eight-year-old PK, and almost-a-teenager Megan--cope with the problems of growing up, living with their single waitress mother, and moving to a new apartment.
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Susan Patron specialized in Children's Services for 35 years at the Los Angeles Public Library before retiring in 2007, the same year her novel The Higher Power of Lucky was awarded the John Newbery Medal. As the library's Juvenile Materials Collection Development Manager, she trained and mentored children's librarians in 72 branches. Patron has served on many book award committees, including the Caldecott and Laura Ingalls Wilder Committees of the American Library Association. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Patron's previous books for children include the Billy Que trilogy of picture books; Dark Cloud Strong Breeze; and a chapter book, Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe. All earned starred reviews, and the latter was named an ALA Notable book. The Higher Power of Luck will be translated into twelve foreign languages and has been optioned for a motion picture. Married to a rare book restorer from the Champagne region of France, Susan is working on the final book in the "Lucky" trilogy.
Abigail Halpin is an illustrator/graphic designer living in New England who likes bright colors, all things retro, and sharp pencils.
The author of two delightful picture books brings her witty, believable dialogue and awareness of children's preoccupations to a chapter book. Here, the deft plotting of Five Bad Boys, Billy Que, and the Dustdobbin (1992) is secondary to the characterization of three sisters whose relationships with each other are thrown into relief when their single mother finds all of them a new, slightly larger apartment a few blocks away in their L.A. community. The focus is on PK, nine, an imaginative child who feels only somewhat oppressed by older sister Megan's superiority as certifiably Gifted and ``almost a teenager''; who regularly confides in her bike (``Bike''); and who regales little sister ``Rabbit'' with stories that she assures her she doesn't make up--she finds them in the laundry hamper. It's the little things that seem to matter when they move: the collections that are kept, the favorite shabby chair that's left behind, the realignment of sleeping arrangements, the built-in hamper back at the old place, which PK goes to visit in hopes of renewing her inspiration (a quest that's successful, thanks to her ingenious creativity and to the happy discovery of Josh, a compatible new tenant). Nice, bright, and beautifully individualized, PK and her sisters are a likable trio whose return will be welcome. Pleasantly understated b&w art. (Fiction. 7-10) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descrizione libro Orchard Books. Condizione libro: New. Hardcover w / dustjacket. NEW. Dust Jacket is New. Stored in sealed plastic protection. No pricing stickers. No remainder mark. No previous owner's markings. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1993. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Codice libro della libreria 800274
Descrizione libro Orchard Books, 1993. Library Binding. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0531086321