Synopses & Reviews
More than anything in the world, Andrew wants freckles. His classmate Nicky has freckles -- they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. (Once sitting behind him in class, Andrew counted eighty-six of them, and that was just a start!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;One day after school, Andrew screws up enough courage to ask Nicky where he got his freckles. And, as luck would have it, who should overhear him but giggling, teasing Sharon (who makes frog faces at everybody!)andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Sharon offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe -- for fifty cents.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;That's a lot of money to Andrew -- five whole weeks allowance! He spends a sleepless night, torn between his desire for freckles and his reluctance to part with such a substantial sum of money. Finally, the freckles win, and Andrew decides to accept Sharon's offer.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;After school, Andrew rushes home (with the recipe tucked into his shoe for safekeeping). He carefully begins to mix the strange combination of ingredients -- and immediately runs into some unforeseen problems.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;How Andrew finally manages to achieve a temporary set of freckles -- and then isn't sure he really wants them -- makes a warm and hilarious story.
Whatand#8217;s a guy gotta do to get some freckles? This perennial bestselling favorite from Judy Blume has a fresh new look!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;More than anything in the world, Andrew Marcus wants freckles. His classmate Nicky has frecklesand#8212;they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. But when Andrew asks Nicky where he got them, Nicky just says he was born with them. Some help andlt;Iandgt;heandlt;/Iandgt; is!andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Thatand#8217;s when Sharon offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipeand#8212;for fifty cents, she promises, Andrew can look just like Nicky. His freckleless days are over! He rushes home to whip up the concoction. Grape juice, vinegar, mustardand#8230;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;But what starts out as a simple freckle juice recipe quickly turns into something disastrous. Andrew is still determined to get his freckles, and to show that pesky Sharon that she doesnand#8217;t know everythingand#8212;and he has the perfect solution! Or does he?
About the Author
Judy Blume, one of Americaand#8217;s most popular authors, is the recipient of the 2004 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She is the #1 andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling author of beloved books for young people, including andlt;iandgt;Are You There God? Itand#8217;s Me, Margaretandlt;/iandgt;, and novels for adult readers, including andlt;iandgt;Wifeyandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Smart Womenandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Summer Sistersandlt;/iandgt;. Her work has been translated into thirty-two languages.Visit Judy at JudyBlume.com or follow her on Twitter at @JudyBlume.