Amber Brown Is Green with Envy [NOOK Book]

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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.

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Amber Brown Is Green with Envy

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Overview

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.


Fourth-grader Amber Brown must make some important decisions when her mother and Max move their wedding date up and prepare to buy a house together, while her father makes some bad choices of his own.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Paula Danziger's unsinkable heroine is put to the test in Amber Brown Is Green with Envy, illus. by Tony Ross, when Amber's dad spends time with his dates instead of her, and Mom and Max step up the wedding plans and consider moving to a new town. Danziger probes universal issues with her characteristic compassion and humor. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
In this ninth entry in the "Amber Brown" series, Amber is in fourth grade, living in a shared-custody situation with her father in a double-household arrangement with another single dad. And with her mother in what used to be her "old" house. But now that her mother and Max are marrying and want to move to a new house, one where they can all "make their own memories," Amber is upset. Feelings-anger at everyone, hurt over being left out of her mother's important decisions like thinking of having another baby, and longing for a peaceful place but then wanting noise and distraction, fear of moving and of making new friends, are all turned over in Amber's mind. To top it off, her dad is behaving like a jerk. But she also is able to talk with a sympathetic principal, her friends, and eventually, her parents and Max. As the crises unfold, Amber realizes she has survived the moving away of her best friend Justin, has survived her parents' divorce, has made new friends, and will survive this next step, too. Longtime followers of Amber's life and her anguish over friends and family will welcome this next installment, and newcomers will be amazed at how perspicacious and aware this nine-year-old can, or is forced, to be about adult behavior. Danziger has a good ear for conversation, a love, like Amber, of the dreaded pun, and an eye for comic bad behavior and the good acts that make things all right among family members. Tony Ross's ink illustrations add humor and just the right amount of detail to further interest reluctant and other readers. 2003, Putnam, Ages 7 to 10.
— Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Fourth-grade Amber Brown is back, and she thinks that nothing in her life is fair, from her mom and aunt going to Disneyland without her to the many changes she must face within her family. Her mother and Max are planning their upcoming wedding, their new life together, and maybe even a future baby together and a new house, and Amber doesn't like it one bit. She's also angry at her father because he has a date. Then she must make a difficult decision when her mom and Max let her help choose between a new home with a swimming pool in a different town and a new, but "boring" house in a nearby neighborhood. Ross's black-and-white drawings show Amber's humorous facial expressions and her daily life. This upbeat and funny first-person narrative will keep readers hooked, even while Amber deals with the emotions that many kids her age experience. This title will be enjoyed by early chapter-book readers whether familiar with Amber or not.-Michele Shaw, Yorkshire Academy, Houston, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

I, Amber Brown
“Full of Ambers' puns and laugh-out-loud situational humor, this is a deft handling of a very difficult yet common childhood dilemma. Amber's fans will laugh, squirm, and sympathize.” --Booklist

“The enormously popular heroine once again brings insightful verbalization to what life is like for kids today.” --SLJ

Amber Brown is Feeling Blue
“Though Amber's problems can be tricky and uncomfortable, she can be counted on to sort things out in the end with resilience and basic good sense.” --Booklist

Amber Brown Sees Red
“The narrative gets exactly right the fourth-grader's mix of feelings, her focus on the trivial, the gross, and the essential.” --Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101657195
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/11/2003
  • Series: Amber Brown Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 588,683
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

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.

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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    Posted April 28, 2014

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    Posted October 23, 2013

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Best book ever

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2004

    This book was okay.

    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.

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