Sister Spider Knows All by Adrian Fogelin

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Sister Spider Knows All

'“Fogelin captures the fragility of this unique family with a lot of humor and great characters . . . the story has universal themes of coming of age and searching for one’s identity. Reluctant readers will like the short, fast-paced chapters.” ?School Library Journal “Americans tend to avoid discussing class differences, and this charming story about a girl who lives in a trailer with her chain-smoking, obese grandmother is something out of the ordinary . . . The lines between the classes become somewhat blurred and we understand that life is pretty much that way, and that a loving, close family is a treasure whatever circumstances they are living in.” ?Kliatt “Delivered in a wry voice that swings from laugh-out-loud funny to wrenching sadness, Rox’s narrative is neither sentimental nor condescending, and details of place, people, and class conflict emerge in plain poetic imagery . . .” ?Booklist “A Best of 2003 for Young Readers: Dead-on dialogue and strong, complex characters.” ?The Washington Post “. . . a richly drawn story of human dynamics, offering both support for people as they are and hope for their growth.” ?The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books'
'“Fogelin captures the fragility of this unique family with a lot of humor and great characters . . . the story has universal themes of coming of age and searching for one’s identity. Reluctant readers will like the short, fast-paced chapters.” ?School Library Journal “Americans tend to avoid discussing class differences, and this charming story about a girl who lives in a trailer with her chain-smoking, obese grandmother is something out of the ordinary . . . The lines between the classes become somewhat blurred and we understand that life is pretty much that way, and that a loving, close family is a treasure whatever circumstances they are living in.” ?Kliatt “Delivered in a wry voice that swings from laugh-out-loud funny to wrenching sadness, Rox’s narrative is neither sentimental nor condescending, and details of place, people, and class conflict emerge in plain poetic imagery . . .” ?Booklist “A Best of 2003 for Young Readers: Dead-on dialogue and strong, complex characters.” ?The Washington Post “. . . a richly drawn story of human dynamics, offering both support for people as they are and hope for their growth.” ?The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books'
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers ISBN: 9781497698062 Pages: 224