A Little Orange in the Big Apple [NOOK Book]

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?!

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A Little Orange in the Big Apple

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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?!

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011327773
  • Publisher: Valarie Vine
  • Publication date: 4/15/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 184,201
  • File size: 331 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    I ABSOULUTLY LOVE THIS BOOK SO SO TRUE LOTS OF FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH A HARD TIME BUT THERE IS ALWAYS A LITTLE GOOD STORED UP AN ITS HARD TO MOVE BACK AND FORTH TO STATE TO STATE BUT THIS LITTLE GIRL AND HER FAMILY MANAGED TO MAKE IT

    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

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Realistic Historical Fiction

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    :)

    Six stars if i could :D

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Very good book

    This a great book to read to kids

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Awesome

    It is grest for children the age of 9-and older

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    BEAUTIFUL!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    GREAT Read!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Great book for every one ages 9 and older

    I think this is the best book in the whole wide world

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    I LOVE IT

    I WOULD GIVE IT FIVE STARS?

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Why

    Why am i alive?
    Why is there life?
    Why am i reading this book?
    What is the meaning of life?

    - mercedes

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    T.T-TAYLOR

    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 ! :* )

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Pleasant

    Pleasant read about a separated family and the struggles the children face upon moving to New York.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Amazing

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Get it!!!!

    Love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Not worth it

    Just as it says up there. Not worth it. Nothing else to say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Loved this book

    kind of sad that they don't see each other much

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Recommend jmm44

    But why do families have to be separated?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Dxd

    Jkdkddkdj

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Threasa's Review

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Book

    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 :)*

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