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Publisher Comments:

andlt;iandgt;andlt;bandgt;The book clubandlt;BRandgt; is about to getandlt;BRandgt; a makeover....andlt;/bandgt;andlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Even if Megan would rather be at the mall, Cassidy is late for hockey practice, Emma's already read every book in existence, and Jess is missing her mother too much to care, the new book club is scheduled to meet every month. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; But what begins as a mom-imposed ritual of reading andlt;iandgt;Little Womenandlt;/iandgt; soon helps four unlikely friends navigate the drama of middle school. From stolen journals, to secret crushes, to a fashion-fiasco first dance, the girls are up to their Wellie boots in drama. They can't help but wonder: What would Jo March do? andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Acclaimed author Heather Vogel Frederick will delight daughters of all ages in a novel about the fabulousness of fiction, family, and friendship.

Review:

"'Allusions to Little Women, sprinkled throughout this contemporary novel, may well pique the interest of Louisa May Alcott buffs. Frederick (the Patience Goodspeed books; the Spy Mice series) alternates the perspectives of Emma, Megan, Cassidy and Jess, members of a mother-daughter book club who are reading Little Women while adjusting to their first year of middle school. Emma, an aspiring writer, has grown apart from her former best friend, Megan, who gained entry into the popular crowd after her father's invention made the family rich. Despite her heightened status, Megan isn't altogether happy, since her mother scorns her dream of becoming a fashion designer. Meanwhile, tomboy Cassidy mourns the loss of her father, who was killed in an accident, and Jess misses her mother, who has gone to New York to pursue an acting career. All of the girls are less enthusiastic about the book club than their parents are, but as might be expected, their attitudes change as they become absorbed in Little Women and its author, who grew up in their hometown of Concord, Mass. The girls' increasing sensitivity to each other's problems is convincing, but the way in which each character finds happiness (during a whirlwind trip to New York City) is more dependent on lucky circumstance than personal achievement. Still, this club's success in uniting a group of disparate sixth-graders may well inspire readers to start one of their own. Ages 9-12.' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Heather Vogel Frederick is the author of the popular Mother-Daughter Book Club series, as well as the highly acclaimed The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed, The Education of Patience Goodspeed, and Spy Mice series. She resides with her family in Portland, Oregon. Visit her online at HeatherVogelFrederick.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689864124
Author:
Frederick, Heather Vogel
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
mother-daughter book club; book club; Little Women; reading; school; fall; autumn; sixth grade; first crush; Concord; Massachusetts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
The Mother-Daughter Book Club
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 256 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9780689864124 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Allusions to Little Women, sprinkled throughout this contemporary novel, may well pique the interest of Louisa May Alcott buffs. Frederick (the Patience Goodspeed books; the Spy Mice series) alternates the perspectives of Emma, Megan, Cassidy and Jess, members of a mother-daughter book club who are reading Little Women while adjusting to their first year of middle school. Emma, an aspiring writer, has grown apart from her former best friend, Megan, who gained entry into the popular crowd after her father's invention made the family rich. Despite her heightened status, Megan isn't altogether happy, since her mother scorns her dream of becoming a fashion designer. Meanwhile, tomboy Cassidy mourns the loss of her father, who was killed in an accident, and Jess misses her mother, who has gone to New York to pursue an acting career. All of the girls are less enthusiastic about the book club than their parents are, but as might be expected, their attitudes change as they become absorbed in Little Women and its author, who grew up in their hometown of Concord, Mass. The girls' increasing sensitivity to each other's problems is convincing, but the way in which each character finds happiness (during a whirlwind trip to New York City) is more dependent on lucky circumstance than personal achievement. Still, this club's success in uniting a group of disparate sixth-graders may well inspire readers to start one of their own. Ages 9-12.' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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