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The Cat Ate My Gymsuitby Paula Danziger
There's nothing like being the chubby girl in class. No matter how smart or talented you are, people always sell you short. I was that girl in grade school, and this book helped me get through it. It makes you laugh, gets you all riled up at injustice, and generally makes you feel good. I buy this book for every ten-year-old girl I know.
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A gorgeous new package for Paula Danzigers backlist with an introduction from Ann Martin!
Cassie Stephens is dealing with a lot: Shes got asthma. Shes running for freshperson class president. World War III is being waged daily in her home, beginning at the breakfast table and ending with slammed doors at night. Her older, shorter, more beautiful sister never ceases to remind Cassie that she is a giraffe. Cassies not really sure how it started, but eating pistachio nuts always makes her feel better. No matter how weird it sounds, those little red nuts are just the prescription for Cassies troubles.
Paula Danzigers novels are hilarious, genuine, and full of dynamic female characters that have won the hearts of her readers and turned her books into beloved classics. These playful covers full of charming details capture the spirit of Paulas stories and will brighten up the book­shelves of her fans and a new generation of readers.
It's the year 2057 and students take classes in ESP, people live in malls, there aren't any parks left, and thanks to an airtight dome, there is a colony on the moon. Fourteen-year-old Aurora couldn't be happier—she's part of the "in" crowd, her best friend is a celebrity, and Matthew has asked her to Homecoming.
But Aurora's parents have new jobs on the moon, and she and her little sister must leave their friends and schools to go with them. Aurora is sure she will hate life on the moon, because there are only 750 people in the whole colony. What if none of them is a boy her age?
Marcy Lewis hates her life, until she meets Ms. Finney, an English teacher who treats kids like human beings. Marcy has never met anyone like her, and suddenly life has a purpose. . . .
About the Author
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Beginning her career as a teacher, Danziger taught at the junior high, high school, college levels. She received her Masters Degree in reading and during that time she wrote her first bestselling novel, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. She returned to teaching, but the success of her book encouraged her to become a full-time writer. It was non-stop for Danziger since then. Among her titles are: the enormously popular Amber Brown books as well as Remember Me To Harold Square, The Divorce Express, and Can You Sue Your Parents For Malpractice?
Danziger received numerous honors, including: Parent's Choice Awards, International Reading Association - Children's Book Council Awards, a IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award and many nominations for state reading and library association awards.
Known as a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer and speaker, Paula Danziger knew how to relate to young readers at their level. She was vital, funny, and compassionate. She knew how kids felt, what made them laugh, what they wore, collected, read, and played with. From collecting novelty toys that would make any teacher cringe, to wearing jangly earrings, funky glasses and shoes covered with beads and sequins, Paula Danziger had a direct line into kids' hearts and funnybones. She will be missed always.
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