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Don't Make Me Smile

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Publisher Comments:

"Don't even try to make me smile about this," Charlie Hickle warns his parents. They've just dropped a major bombshell: They're getting a divorce — and they expect him to be happy for them! Well, Charlie has some big news for Mom and Dad: he's not going to let them get away with this! Instead of being cheerful, he launches a campaign to show them how he really feels. He refuses to eat this mother's cooking. He causes trouble in school. He makes nasty remarks about his father's shabby new apartment. But no matter what he does, his parents just don't seem to get the picture. Isn't it obvious they're ruining his life?

Synopsis:

Charlie Hickles' parents are getting a divorceand for some reason, they actually expect him to understand! But Charlie isn't going to take this divorce lying down.

About the Author

Barbara Park is one of today's funniest and best-loved writers for middle graders. Her novels, which include Dear God, HELP!!! Love Earl; Skinnybones; The Kid in the Red Jacket; and Mick Harte Was Here have won numerous children's book awards. Barbara thinks that the wonderful thing about writing humor is that she is able to deal with serious issues in a more lighthearted way. Barbara's fans always want to know whether or not her characters are based on her own children (she has two sons) — in fact, they are not. But having her sons has made it easier for her to know how kids talk and think. What matters most to Barbara is that her books are bringing a few smiles to her readers.

Barbara lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with her husband, Richard. She holds a B.S. from the University of Alabama.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394847450
Author:
Park, Barbara
Publisher:
Yearling
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Family - Marriage & Divorce
Subject:
Divorce
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Family
Subject:
Divorce -- Fiction.
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Bullseye ed.
Series Volume:
406
Publication Date:
1990
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.57x5.13x.33 in. .22 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Humor
Children's » Middle Readers » General

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"Synopsis" by , Charlie Hickles' parents are getting a divorceand for some reason, they actually expect him to understand! But Charlie isn't going to take this divorce lying down.
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