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Sisters Eight #08: Zinnia's Zaninessby Lauren Baratz Logsted
Synopses & Reviews
A rather large problem has befallen the Huit girls. (Sisters, actually. Octuplets to be exact.) One particular New Years 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 dont. Mommy and Daddy, that is. Theyre gone. Poof! Maybe dead—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 cant 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.
Its 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 mystery—let the fun begin!
Annies Adventures, wherein the girls parents go missing (or die) and the girls learn each one has a power and gift. Annie, being the oldest, is the first to discover hers.
The penultimate episode in the Sisters Eight saga!
Finally! Zinniaand#8217;s turn has arrived. The poor girl has been waiting for her time in the spotlight 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? Thereand#8217;s only one way to find out: Let her story begin. Itand#8217;s finally Zinnia Time!
and#147;The Sisters Eight is really suspenseful and funny.and#8221; and#151;Indrani, age 10
and#147;I love the Sisters Eight series because I love mysteries. My cousins and friends and my sister and I like to play the Sisters Eight, and we are each a different sister.and#8221; and#151;Claire, age 8
and#147;I like it!and#8221; and#151;Ian, age 5
Questions! Questions! Questions! The Sisters Eight have so many questions and so few answers! Luckily, one more month means theyand#8217;ll get a few answers.
Marciaand#8217;s month is about to begin. You remember Marcia, right? The sensible one? The one who would never do anything . . .crazy?
The Sisters Eight are back in a new adventure! This time, Georgia gets her chance to be the hero--if she doesn't completely mess things up!
In the first two installments of the Sisters Eight, we met the sisters (octuplets) and their eight cats. We discovered Mommy and Daddy disappeared (or died) and that to find out what happened to them, each girl must discover her power and gift. Annie and Durinda both found theirs. We also learned that the girls' nosy neighbor The Wicket is very interested in what Mommy was working on before she disappeared (or died).
In this, the third book, the plot thickens: Mrs. McGullicudy, the girls' teacher, is AWOL, and the substitute teacher is too beautiful to be believed (in your narrator's humble opinion.) Does her beautiful facade hide an evil soul? (These are books. Of course it does.) And Georgia makes a blunder that could keep the girls' from ever finding their parents. Are the Sisters Eight doomed to live alone forever?
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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