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A Little Orange in the Big Apple

A Little Orange in the Big Apple

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by Valarie Vine
     
 

Oddly, seven year-old Ali's family all live in different places! Each night Ali says a prayer to bring her family together, "where we could all live in the same place, all week long." One day her father asks his family to come live with him in New York City where he is in a Broadway show. Has Ali's prayer come true? Will Ali, her brother, mother

Overview

Oddly, seven year-old Ali's family all live in different places! Each night Ali says a prayer to bring her family together, "where we could all live in the same place, all week long." One day her father asks his family to come live with him in New York City where he is in a Broadway show. Has Ali's prayer come true? Will Ali, her brother, mother, and father all live in the same place now?!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011327773
Publisher:
Valarie Vine
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
687,552
File size:
339 KB

Meet the Author

Yep, that’s me sitting on a rock in Griffith Park over there on the left. Pretty young to write a book, you say? Actually, the photo was taken a very long time ago, but that little girl with the over-sized boots and sunny smile will always be that age (no matter how many chronological years I accumulate). You see, once upon a time I was a “Little Orange” in the “Big Apple”------a little girl from sleepy Sherman Oaks, California who suddenly found herself (along with her brother, mother and father) living in the city that NEVER sleeps, New York City! That little girl pretty much ran wild and free through the streets of that great metropolis and had adventures that seem almost unbelievable in retrospect. Before the images fade of those times so long ago, as if in a dream that we try to hold onto upon awakening, I want to share her story with all of you.


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I have long been a reader with a particular fondness for coming-of age books (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Catcher in the Rye being my personal favorites). I received a 3rd place writing award for an essay on fire prevention in 11th grade that consisted of a fireman holding a hose mounted on top of a block of wood with my name on it. It is still cherished as if it was an Oscar or Olympic medal because it was the first validation of my writing. Also, in no particular order, some of my favorite things are: a plastic container full of chewy Red Vines; a seagull named Ahab with only one webbed-foot that I visit and feed daily; toasted cinnamon muffins with nooks and crannies filled with butter; a tabby cat named MoMo who is missing most of his teeth; the classics of literature, music, and movies-----a shout out to Steinbeck, Vivaldi, and Ted Turner, respectively; and walking cemeteries in every season, honoring those now gone with brief vignettes of their lives and times.


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A Little Orange in the Big Apple 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A VERY REALISTIC STORY EVEN IF THE CHARACTERS ARE NOT RIGHT FAMILYS DO HAVE TO GO THROUG HARD TIMES EVEN IF THAT MEANS THAT HER PARENTS GET A DIVORCE AND IT NOT HER MOMS FAULT OR THE KIDS THE DAD DECIDES TO CHEAT ON HIS WIFE BUT THIS BOOK IS ABSOULUTLY WONDERFUL ITS A FUNNY SOME WGAT TRUE STORY THAT TAKES PLACE IN NEW YORK, AND IN CALIFORNIA, THANK YOU FOR READING THIS I LOVE THIS BOOK THIS BOOK SHOULD NOT BE FREE THATS HOW GOOD IT IS I PLAN ON READING MORE ON THIS AUTHOR TODAY THANK YOU AGAIN FOR READING THIS REPORT GOD BLESS YOU AND I HOPE THIS BOOK TOUCHES YOU THE WAY IT DID FOR ME
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is about an 8 year old girl who moved with her mom amd brother to NYC to be with their father from California in the 1950s. I called it Realistic Historical Fiction because much of the book is a realistic scenario of what life was like in the 1950's and 1960's. I got the impression from the book that it is a semi -autobiographical account of the author's life after reading "About the Author". I selected the book to see if it would be a good read aloud for elementary children that I work with. I didn't realize that the book takes place in the 1950's until I got to the middle of the book although the main characters didn't seem to be from the current era. While there are a few things my students could identify with (divorce, sibling rivalry) I think the story is so realistic to the time period it is set in, that I think my students would be confused by the fact that there are no cell phones to use when people in the family are in different places and the use of the word Negro (once). If the time period was easier to determine at the beginnning of the book, the story might be less confusing for young readers. There were a few typos, a few glitchy pages and a pixilated cover picture. It's an okay book but I felt that the main character never catches a break- kind of "whatever can go wrong will go wrong" for her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Six stars if i could :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is grest for children the age of 9-and older
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. This book described every little detail. One part that got me off is that they never talked about Ernie or how the years went by. Other than that i would recommend this book to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is intriguing and lifelike. The characters go through a hard experience. I'm sure everyone has the same desire to be together as Ali has. She shows determination and strength through tough times. You'll instantly love the character for her feelings and soon, you'll find yourself wishing the same things as Ali! Lovely read, you WILL enjoy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is the best book in the whole wide world
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a great book to read to kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG ! YOU WILL LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEE THIS BOOK! It kinda tells you no matter what the problem is you CAN get through it . It maybe take SOME time ,but if you stay Strong, Good , and Careful , you can get through just about anything . Just don't go CRAZIE ! :* )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pleasant read about a separated family and the struggles the children face upon moving to New York.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is sooo good. You really feel how Ali feels about whats going on in her life. The events in her life are touching and explained really well. It was free and it izs over 200pages. I think that this is an awsome book!!!!!!!!!!!!!
khoury 4 months ago
Lovely book. The characters are heartwarming and delightful. You are brought into a curious young girls world which to her is so rich. Written very well and touches your heart. This book is not just for kids but for grownups as well. Put it on your list to read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as it says up there. Not worth it. Nothing else to say.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
kind of sad that they don't see each other much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But why do families have to be separated?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was a very interesting and well written book. The only problem I had were a few words were misswritten as other words. Such as..is, him, her, ect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried only reading two chapters a day but the next day i read about six i recommend this book to whoever loves reading as much as i do :D WONDERFUL BOOK A MUST READ!!!!!!!! *if you dont like it archive in case you want to try it again :)*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It starts great but the grandma and her teacher's mom mistreats her.It gets better in the story and her mother is so kind
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness you look at the cover and you have the least bit of intrest than you read it you totally get hooked if i could i would vote this book a million stars i just turned ten and i LOVE THIS BOOK !!!!!!!!!:D YOU WONT DOUBT GETTING IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book. Definately get it. ITS FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I WOULD GIVE IT FIVE STARS?