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ISBN13: 9780060890902
ISBN10: 0060890908
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In this uplifting companion to Prairie Evers, shy, introverted Ivy must find her footing when her reckless mom turns her world upside down.

 

Ivy has loved living with her best friend, Prairie, and being part of Prairies lively, happy family. But now Ivys mom has decided to take her back. Ivy tries to pretend everything is fine, but her moms neglect and embarrassing public tantrums often make Ivy feel ashamed and alone. Fortunately, Ivy is able to find solace in art, in movies, and from the pleasure she finds in observing and appreciating lifes small, beautiful moments. And when things with her mom reach the tipping point, this ability gives her the strength and power to push on and shape her own future.

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Addie is waiting for normal. But Addie's mother has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food fiesta or an empty pantry, her way or no way. All-or-nothing never adds up to normal, and it can't bring Addie all to home, where she wants to be with her half sisters. But Addie never stops hoping that one day, maybe, she'll find normal.

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Leslie Connor has her own memories of the energy crunch of the seventies, and she got to thinking: What comes after the long lines at the pumps? What if the earth's supply of gasoline were to finally run out? She tried to imagine what it would look like: "I saw bicycles. And I saw them taking to the highways. I also saw a changing value of goods and services. Then Dewey showed up on my shoulder to tell the story of these kids home alone, trying to keep up with operating a busy bike-repair shop and coping with the unfamiliar condition of suddenly having something everybody else wants." Leslie is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Waiting for Normal, winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award, Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel, and Dead on Town Line, a young-adult novel in verse. She lives with her family in Connecticut.

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emmyloo929, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by emmyloo929)
This was such a moving story about a young girl who has to make the best of a hard family situation. It was a great, touching book! Really thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060890902
Author:
Connor, Leslie
Publisher:
Katherine Tegen Books
Author:
Airgood, Ellen
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Family - Parents
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20100126
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , Addie is waiting for normal. But Addie's mother has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food fiesta or an empty pantry, her way or no way. All-or-nothing never adds up to normal, and it can't bring Addie all to home, where she wants to be with her half sisters. But Addie never stops hoping that one day, maybe, she'll find normal.
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