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Love Me Tender

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Love doesnt always look like it does on television. . . .

Elvira's family has never been the warm, fuzzy type. Most of the time, Elvira cant stand the sight of her little sister, Kerrie. Elvira and her mother, Mel, fight more often than not. Mel hasnt spoken to her own family in years. And when Mel announces shes pregnant again, Elviras daddy storms off to Las Vegas to enter an Elvis impersonator competition.

When an urgent phone call sends Elvira, Mel, and Kerrie on an unexpected trip to meet Mels family for the first time, Elvira discovers that love doesnt always look like it does in television commercials. But its there, all right—you just have to know how to look for it.

Written by Newbery Honor winner Audrey Couloumbis, Love Me Tender is a lovely, lyrical look at a multigenerational family of strong, stubborn women working to untangle the ties that bind them together and uncover the love thats always been just underneath.

★ “Couloumbis winning, witty portrayal . . . encapsulates universal truths about family relationships.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

Synopsis:

Elvira's family has never been the warm, fuzzy type. Most of the time, Elvira can't stand the sight of her little sister, Kerrie. Elvira and her mother, Mel, fight more often than not. Mel hasn't spoken to her own family in years. And when Mel announces she's pregnant again, Elvira's daddy storms off to Las Vegas to enter an Elvis impersonator competition. But when an urgent phone call sends Elivra, Mel, and Kerrie on an unexpected trip to visit Mel's family, Elvira discovers that love doesn't always look like it does in television commercials-it can be as simple as a bucket of blueberries, an attic full of memories, or a song. But it's there all right. You just have to know how to look for it.

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About the Author

Audrey Couloumbis is the author of several highly acclaimed books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor—winning Getting Near to Baby. She lives in upstate New York and Florida with her husband, Akilla, and their dog, Phoebe. They have two grown children.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375838408
Author:
Couloumbis, Audrey
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Family - Marriage & Divorce
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Pregnancy
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.30x5.10x.70 in. .35 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Children's » General
Children's » Middle Readers » General
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy

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"Synopsis" by , Elvira's family has never been the warm, fuzzy type. Most of the time, Elvira can't stand the sight of her little sister, Kerrie. Elvira and her mother, Mel, fight more often than not. Mel hasn't spoken to her own family in years. And when Mel announces she's pregnant again, Elvira's daddy storms off to Las Vegas to enter an Elvis impersonator competition. But when an urgent phone call sends Elivra, Mel, and Kerrie on an unexpected trip to visit Mel's family, Elvira discovers that love doesn't always look like it does in television commercials-it can be as simple as a bucket of blueberries, an attic full of memories, or a song. But it's there all right. You just have to know how to look for it.

From the Hardcover edition.

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