Amber Brown Is Green with Envy [NOOK Book]


Always Bright, Amazingly Bold, Amber Brown!

Amber's parents just aren't acting the way she thinks parents should. Sometimes her dad goes out on dates when he is supposed to be spending time with her. And her Mom went to Disneyland with Aunt Pam while Amber was with her dad (not fair!). Then Mom and Max decide to get married even sooner and move to a new house—maybe even a ...
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Amber Brown Is Green with Envy

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Always Bright, Amazingly Bold, Amber Brown!

Amber's parents just aren't acting the way she thinks parents should. Sometimes her dad goes out on dates when he is supposed to be spending time with her. And her Mom went to Disneyland with Aunt Pam while Amber was with her dad (not fair!). Then Mom and Max decide to get married even sooner and move to a new house—maybe even a new town. Some kids seem to have no problems...and that makes 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: 406,040
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Paula Danziger wrote more than twenty-five books for children, including The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, There’s a Bat in Bunk Five, Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice?, and the Amber Brown series. Paula grew up wanting to be an author… and then she became one. She was the kind of colorful character you might find in one of her books. She loved to play, make new friends, and wear purple clothes and nail polish. Sadly, Paula Danziger passed away on July 8, 2004. Amber Brown—and the rest of her books—will continue live on.

Tony Ross was born in England and studied at the Liverpool School of Art and Design. He has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including What Did I Look Like When I Was a Baby?, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and Stone Soup, as well as illustrated the popular Amber Brown series. Many of his more than fifty children’s books have won awards throughout the world. Mr. Ross lives with his wife and daughter in Cheshire, England.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014


    I liked it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013


    Would rate one if Icould

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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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