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ISBN13: 9780316166478
ISBN10: 0316166472
Condition: Standard
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A poignant and compelling story of friendship, family, and love

Wen has spent the first eleven years of her life at an orphanage in rural China, and the only person she would call family is her best friend, Shu Ling. When Wen is adopted by an American couple, she struggles to adjust to every part of her new life: having access to all the food and clothes she could want, going to school, being someone's daughter. But the hardest part of all is knowing that Shu Ling remains back at the orphanage, alone. Wen knows that her best friend deserves a family and a future, too. But finding a home for Shu Ling isn't easy, and time is running out . . .

Synopsis:

Eggs is a quirky and moving novel about two very complicated, damaged children. David has recently lost his mother to a freak accident, his salesman father is constantly on the road, and he is letting his anger out on his grandmother. Primrose lives with her unstable, childlike, fortuneteller mother, and the only evidence of the father she never knew is a framed picture. Despite their age difference (David is 9, Primrose is 13), they forge a tight yet tumultuous friendship, eventually helping each other deal with what is missing in their lives.

About the Author

Carol Antoinette Peacock is the author of a number of picture books, including Mommy Far, Mommy Near and Pilgrim Cat. An adoptive mother of two daughters from China, she drew upon her own experiences to write Red Thread Sisters. Carol lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, where, besides being a writer, she's also a practicing psychologist.

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aileen.sarabia789, June 11, 2010 (view all comments by aileen.sarabia789)
Eggs by Jerry Spinelli is a touching friendship story. David is a boy that lives with his grandmother and Primrose is a girl that lives with her fortune teller mother. These two different kids find a way to connect with their two non similar lives and grow interdependent with each other. They sneak out at night and search people's trash to find valuable item for them to sell in the flea market. Explore the pages of this book, as David and Primrose build their friendship and become as strong as ever.
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BookAdris, May 27, 2008 (view all comments by BookAdris)
A Great book for young readers to read. Jerry did it again!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316166478
Author:
Spinelli, Jerry
Publisher:
Little, Brown Young Readers
Author:
Peacock, Carol Antoinette
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , Eggs is a quirky and moving novel about two very complicated, damaged children. David has recently lost his mother to a freak accident, his salesman father is constantly on the road, and he is letting his anger out on his grandmother. Primrose lives with her unstable, childlike, fortuneteller mother, and the only evidence of the father she never knew is a framed picture. Despite their age difference (David is 9, Primrose is 13), they forge a tight yet tumultuous friendship, eventually helping each other deal with what is missing in their lives.
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