Junonia

By Henkes, Kevin

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ISBN
978-0-06196-417-6 978-0-06196-418-3
Publisher
Greenwillow


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2011

Gr 4–5—Alice Rice and her parents spend every February vacation on Sanibel Island, FL. But this year things are different: some of their friends cannot be there, and her mother's college friend Kate is coming with her new boyfriend, Ted, and his six-year-old daughter, Mallory. Trying to make the best of things, Alice is determined to do her usual shell-gathering, hoping this time to find a rare junonia shell, but Mallory disturbs her hoped-for idyll with her tantrums and clinginess....Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2011

A birthday party, a spilled glass of milk, a plastic gelato spoon, a chance hurtful remark: of such small, ordinary elements Henkes builds a story rooted in the closely observed perceptions of Alice, holidaying with her parents in a cottage on the Florida coast. The holiday is an annual event, steeped in tradition. This year, however, there are changes in personnel, and Alice balances between familiarity and novelty, coz...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Alice is holidaying with her parents on the Florida coast, an annual event steeped in tradition. This year, however, there are ch...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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