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Ten-year-old Ernest lives a flat, colorless life. Each day is the same: he comes home right after school, eats a healthy snack, and does his homework. Enter Victoria, the new girl in class. Victoria instantly falls in love with Ernest, and bulldozes her way into his life. Much to Ernest's surprise, he likes it. Bit by bit, color seeps into Ernest's humdrum existence--and he begins to realize that life can hold an endless variety of love, friendship, adventure, and change. "Quirky characters, heightening suspense, and hilarious situations are deftly combined in this tender novel, which examines a few of the large and small ways people affect one another." --Booklist, starred review
Ten-year-old Ernest has a flat, colorless life--until he meets Victoria, a free spirit who falls in love with him and bulldozes her way into his life. Bit by bit, Ernest begins to realize that life can hold adventure, friendship, humor, and love. An ALA Notable Book.
Nothing's the same after Ernest meets Victoria ... and all thirteen of her brothers!<P>Ten-year-old Ernest has a flat, colorless life. Each day is the same: he comes home right after school, eats a healthy snack, and does his homework. Enter Victoria, the new girl in school. Victoria asks Ernest to help her carry her books home, and the next thing Ernest knows, she and her thirteen brothers have turned his quiet routine upside-down. Much to his surprise, he likes it. Bit by bit, color seeps into his humdrum existence — and Ernest begins to realize that life can hold love, hope, friendship, and adventure.
About the Author
Susie Morgenstern is one of the most popular children's book writers in France. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she has lived in France for thirty years.
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