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Publisher Comments:

It’s1953 and 11-year-old Penny dreams of a summer of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. But nothing’s that easy in Penny’s family. For starters, she can’t go swimming because her mother’s afraid she’ll catch polio at the pool. To make matters worse, her favorite uncle is living in a car. Her Nonny cries every time her father’s name is mentioned. And the two sides of her family aren’t speaking to each other!

Inspired by Newbery Honor winner Jennifer Holm’s own Italian American family, Penny from Heaven is a shining story about the everyday and the extraordinary, about a time in America’s history, not all that long ago, when being Italian meant that you were the enemy. But most of all, it’s a story about families—about the things that tear them apart and bring them together. And Holm tells it with all the richness and the layers, the love and the laughter of a Sunday dinner at Nonny’s. So pull up a chair and enjoy the feast! Buon appetito!

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

As she turns twelve during the summer of 1953, Penny gains new insights into herself and her family while also learning a secret about her father's death. By the author of Our Only May Amelia. A Newbery Honor Book. Reprint.

About the Author

Jennifer L. Holm is the author of several highly praised novels, including Our Only May Amelia and the Babymouse series. She lives in Fallston, Maryland, with her husband, Jonathan Hamel, their son Will, and a rather large cat named Princess Leia.

Table of Contents

Best seat in the house — The lucky bean — Mrs. Morelli's brains — A man who can fix a toilet — The luckiest fella ever — Uncles, uncles everywhere — The translator — Nonny's underwear — The slider — The water boy's treasure — More peas, please — No poking — Better than angels — All for the best — A punishment worse than death — So this is heaven — Dumb and unlucky — The last person on earth — The bomb — What's in a name — A lucky girl — A regular Norman Rockwell family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375849268
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Historical - United States - 20th Century
Author:
Jennifer Holm
Author:
Holm, Jennifer L.
Author:
Jennifer L. Holm
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : People & Places - United States - Other
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Family life - New Jersey
Subject:
Italian americans
Subject:
Historical / United States / Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
New jersey
Subject:
Audio Books-Children s
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Subject:
Children s-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Japanese
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2006
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
5-7
Language:
English
Pages:
274
Age Level:
10-12

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Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Prejudice and Racism

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Product details 274 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375849268 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , As she turns twelve during the summer of 1953, Penny gains new insights into herself and her family while also learning a secret about her father's death. By the author of Our Only May Amelia. A Newbery Honor Book. Reprint.
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