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Jacob Have I Loved

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A charming novel about sisterhood, self-identity, and friendship from the author of Flutter

Indie Lee Chickory knows she's not as cool as her older sister Bebe. Bebe has more friends, for one. And no one tells Bebe she's a fish freak, for two. So when Indie accidentally brings her pet lobster to school, makes a scene, loses him in the ocean and embarrasses Bebe worse than usual, she makes a wish on a star to become a better Chickory. She tries to do this by joining the stage crew of the community's theater production, The Sound of Music. (Bebe has a starring role.) But Bebe is worried that Indie will embarrass her again, so she gives her a makeover and tells her who she should be friends with. That means Owen is out. But he's fun and smart, so Indie keeps her friendship with him a secret. At night, Indie and Owen rebuild a tree house into a ship in the sky to catch Indie's pet lobster. But during the day, Indie has to hide her friendship with Owen.

When things come to a head, Indie realizes that being true to yourself is more important than being cool. But what's even more surprising is that Bebe realizes it, too.

Synopsis:

I was proud of my sister, but that year, something began to rankle beneath the pride.

Louise has had enough of her twin sister. Caroline is beautiful. Caroline is talented. Caroline is better. Growing up on the small island of Rass in Chesapeake Bay, Caroline seems to do nothing but take from Louise: their parents' love, Louise's chances for an education, her dreams for the future. They have spent their lives entwined — sleeping in the same room, eating at the same table, learning in the same classroom — and yet somehow nothing can bring them together. Louise's only hope lies in seeking a place for herself beyond the stretch of Rass's shores and her sister's shadow. What will it take for her to break free?

About the Author

Katherine Paterson is one of the world's most renowned children's book authors. Ms. Paterson has received the National Book Award twice and has won the Newbery Medal for both Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved. She is also the author of two other I Can Read Books featuring Marvin, The Smallest Cow in the World and Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever. Ms. Paterson lives in Barre, Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064470599
Author:
Paterson, Katherine
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Author:
Manfredi, Federica
Author:
Campi, Alex De
Author:
Moulton, Erin
Author:
by Katherine Paterson
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Twins
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) Fiction.
Subject:
Chesapeake Bay Region
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Sisters -- Fiction.
Subject:
Twins -- Fiction.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
MCH088
Publication Date:
March 1990
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 7.52 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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I was proud of my sister, but that year, something began to rankle beneath the pride.

Louise has had enough of her twin sister. Caroline is beautiful. Caroline is talented. Caroline is better. Growing up on the small island of Rass in Chesapeake Bay, Caroline seems to do nothing but take from Louise: their parents' love, Louise's chances for an education, her dreams for the future. They have spent their lives entwined — sleeping in the same room, eating at the same table, learning in the same classroom — and yet somehow nothing can bring them together. Louise's only hope lies in seeking a place for herself beyond the stretch of Rass's shores and her sister's shadow. What will it take for her to break free?

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