Synopses & Reviews
Pearls older sister, Lexie, is in eighth grade and has a boyfriend. Pearls only boyfriend is the familys crabby cat, Bitey. Lexie is popular. Pearl is not, mostly because of the embarrassing Three Bad Things that happened in school and which no one has forgotten. Everything Pearl does seems to drive Lexie crazy. On top of that, their grandfather is moving into their familys apartment and taking over Pearls room. How will these sisters share without driving each other crazy?
Pearl is good at making lists of rules, but sometimes, life doesnt play by the rules!
Praise for TEN RULES FOR LIVING WITH MY SISTER
“The imaginative, artistic Pearl is a likable character, and girls with sisters will easily recognize themselves in either Pearl or Lexie.” --BCCB “Ten Rules
is a fun read with a relatable young narrator…” --Shelf Awareness for Readers
"The book will undoubtedly appeal most to younger girls, and would make a delightful shared, read-aloud between parent and child, or grandparent and grandchild." --VOYA“Martins expertise at capturing a characters authentic voice brings a high level of depth and meaning to this work.” --School Library Journal “Ann M. Martin gives us the real deal in this easy-to-read, eventful novel.” --ReadKiddoRead.com "Martin, from her Baby-sitters Club days, knows all the ins and outs of Pearls demographic, and the nine-year-olds travails will surely resonate with the intended audience.” --Horn Book Magazine Praise for EVERYTHING FOR A DOG
“[Martin] artfully alternates and gradually weaves together threads from the canine and human tales until the three stories converge in time and space into a completely heartwarming and satisfying finale. Essential fare for fans of the perfectly crafted canine tale.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review “Beautifully crafted… Each point of view is compelling on its own, but the smooth convergence of the characters heartwrenching histories shows exceptional engineering and artistry. Animal lovers of all ages will cherish this moving tale of mans—or in this case, boys—best friend.” - Publishers Weekly, Starred review “This is a sensitive, gentle read that surrounds its occasional heartbreak with plenty of hope and warm feelings.”—Booklist “This is a touching and ultimately happy story that will appeal to fans of Phyllis Reynolds Naylors Shiloh (S & S, 1991) and Fred Gipsons Old Yeller (HarperCollins, 1942), as well as to a wider audience.”—School Library Journal “It is clear that Martin is not writing a conventional dog story but a serious and very fine book about life, death, and the need to keep going in order to find joy again, whether one is a human or a dog.”—Horn Book Review A Kirkus Best Book of 2009
A Book Page Best Book of 2009
About the Author
Ann M. Martin is one of the most beloved and acclaimed authors publishing today. Her novel Everything for a Dog, also published by Feiwel and Friends, was named a Best Book of 2009 by both Kirkus Reviews and Book Page, and called “beautifully crafted” by Publishers Weekly in a starred review. Ann lives in upstate New York.