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Sisters Eight #02: Sisters Eight Book 2: Durinda's Dangersby Laur Baratz Logsted
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Rebeccaand#8217;s the tough one, always chastising the other Eights for not bucking up when trouble arises. But how will she fare when itand#8217;s her turn to face her power? What kids are saying about the Sisters Eight:
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#8220;The Sisters 8 is really suspenseful and funny. I canand#8217;t wait for the next one!and#8221;and#160; and#8212;Indrani, age 10
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#8220;I love the Sisters 8 series because I love mysteries. My cousins, friends, and my sister and I like to play the Sisters 8 and we are each a different sister. I also like that the sisters are 8 years old like me.and#8221;and#160; and#8212;Claire, 8 years old
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#8220;I like it! My favorite part [in Annieand#8217;s Adventures] is when they go to the toy store.and#8221;and#160; and#8212;Ian Richardson, age 6
A rather large problem has befallen the Huit girls. (Sisters, actually. Octuplets to be exact.) One particular New Yearand#8217;s Eve, the girls wait for their mommy to bring them hot chocolate and their daddy to return with more wood for the fire. But they donand#8217;t. Mommy and Daddy, that is. Theyand#8217;re gone. Poof! Maybe deadand#151;no one knows for sure.
You must see the problem here. Eight little girls on their own, no mommy or daddy to take care of them. This is not a good thing.
So now these little girls, must take care of themselves. Get to school, cook the meals, feed the cats (eight of them, too), and pay the bills. They canand#8217;t ask for help, oh no. Any self-respecting adult would surely call in social services, and those well-meaning people would have to split them up. After losing their parents, being split up would be completely unbearable.
At the same time, the question remains:What happened to Mommy and Daddy? The Sisters Eight (as they are called, affectionately and otherwise) are determined to find out. Luckily, they do seem to have someone or something helping them. Notes keep appearing behind a loose brick in the fireplace.
Itand#8217;s a good old-fashioned mystery with missing (or dead) parents, nosy neighbors, talking refrigerators, foul-smelling fruitcake (is there any other kind?), and even a little magic. Eight little girls, eight cats, and one big mysteryand#151;let the fun begin!
Durindaand#8217;s Dangers, wherein Durinda, second in line, discovers her power and gift. Boy, is her power a doozy!
Finally! Zinnias turn has arrived. The poor girl has been waiting for her turn quite long enough. Really, it would be cruel to make her wait any longer. What will her power and her gift be? Will either of them prove to be as much of a doozy as she has been hoping for? Theres only one way to find out: let her story begin. Its finally Zinnia Time!
Rebecca's the tough one, always chastising the other Eights for not bucking up when trouble arises. But how will she fair when it's her turn to face her power? You'll have to read the story to find out!
About the Author
Lauren Baratz-Logsted began writing for adults, but has also written for teens and for tweens. Greg Logsted, husband of Lauren, has written one novel.
Jackie Logsted, daughter of Lauren and Greg, is making her literary debut.
She is eight years old. The Baratz-Logsted/Logsted family lives in Danbury, Connecticut.
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