Amber Brown Is Green with Envyby Paula Danziger, Tony Ross
Having her parents live in the same town isn't working out as well as Amber had hoped. Since she's staying at her dad's over Christmas vacation, she doesn't get to go to Disneyland with her mom and aunt Pam. When her mom gets back, she tells Amber that she and Max are getting married soon and are going to look for a new house-maybe even in a new town! And then,… See more details below
Having her parents live in the same town isn't working out as well as Amber had hoped. Since she's staying at her dad's over Christmas vacation, she doesn't get to go to Disneyland with her mom and aunt Pam. When her mom gets back, she tells Amber that she and Max are getting married soon and are going to look for a new house-maybe even in a new town! And then, when Amber is meant to see a movie with her dad, he goes out on a date instead.
Some kids have parents who are still together. Some kids don't ever have to move. Some kids seem to have no problems-making Amber Brown green with envy.
Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
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Meet the Author
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Beginning her career as a teacher, Danziger taught at the junior high, high school, college levels. She received her Masters Degree in reading and during that time she wrote her first bestselling novel, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. She returned to teaching, but the success of her book encouraged her to become a full-time writer. It was non-stop for Danziger since then. Among her titles are: the enormously popular Amber Brown books as well as Remember Me To Harold Square, The Divorce Express, and Can You Sue Your Parents For Malpractice?
Danziger received numerous honors, including: Parent's Choice Awards, International Reading Association - Children's Book Council Awards, a IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award and many nominations for state reading and library association awards.
Known as a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer and speaker, Paula Danziger knew how to relate to young readers at their level. She was vital, funny, and compassionate. She knew how kids felt, what made them laugh, what they wore, collected, read, and played with. From collecting novelty toys that would make any teacher cringe, to wearing jangly earrings, funky glasses and shoes covered with beads and sequins, Paula Danziger had a direct line into kids' hearts and funnybones. She will be missed always.
In Paula's memory, The Amber Brown Fund has been established to bring authors and illustrators to schools and libraries which otherwise could not afford them. Donations may be sent to The Amber Brown Fund/ SCBWI Museum of Children’s Books, 8271 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Tony Ross lives in London, England.
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Amber Brown is green with Envy is a book by Paula. This book is about a girl named Amber. Amber's parents are divorced which makes it really hard for her to fit in because everyone elses parents are together happily.Every other weekend Amber goes her dads house to spend the week. She went to her dads house and her mom called her and told her that she was going on vacation without her. They are going to Disneyland. Amber got very upset but she didn't tell anyone.Her mom has a boyfriend and her dad goes on tons of dates on his free time when Amber ain't at his house. Amber doesn't really care for Max. Her dad shares an apartment with one of his friends and his kids. One of his daughters are the same age as Amber, her name is Savannah. They basically do everything together as if they were actually sisters. They get along really well together. Amber's mom and dad don't really get along very well so when he goes to drop off Amber he always wants to go in their house and make sure everything is okay. One day when Amber was at her dads house they all made soap. Amber made soap for her mother for when she went back to her house. Amber's parents don't always agree on everthing so Amber has some clothes at her dads and some clothes at her moms, she marks the clothes that stays at her dads. Amber's mom is thinking about moving out of the house that her and her ex husband lived in, she was even thinking about moving out of town, but then Amber would be further away from her dad.
This book is about a girl named Amber Brown whose parents are divorced. Amber is spending her time with her dad. When she is done she goes back to her mom's house. Mom has a boyfriend named Max. Amber finds out that her mom is moving and she doesn't like it because she might have to move away from her friends. Will Amber have to move out of town? Find out when you read this book.