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Amelia's Family Ties (Amelia Series)

Amelia's Family Ties (Amelia Series)

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by Marissa Moss
     
 

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Amelia finally gets a chance to meet her father — well, she's seen him before, but not since she was a baby, and she can't remember anything about him. Now she's going to see him again for a visit she'll never forget!

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Amelia finally gets a chance to meet her father — well, she's seen him before, but not since she was a baby, and she can't remember anything about him. Now she's going to see him again for a visit she'll never forget!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Amelia's mother and father were divorced when she was a baby. Now that Amelia is ten, and after years with no contact, her father sends her a letter and wants her to come visit him and meet his new wife and baby son. Amelia has very mixed feelings. She has been very mad at her dad. She doesn't really know what it means to have a dad. What follows is a very sensitive, realistic portrayal of the emotional peaks and valleys of such a family reunion. No candy-coated happy ending either. Amelia does make meaningful contact, and we know this is the beginning of an improved relationship with her father and brother. These composition notebook stylebooks, part of a popular series, are a lot of fun. Full of colorful drawings and collaged souvenirs, they are a comfortable format as well as an inspiration to aspiring journalists. 1999, First Pleasant Company, Ages 6 to 12, $12.95 and $5.95. Reviewer: Kristin Harris
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Amelia and her notebook are back. She has finally written to her father, whom she has never met, and received a reply asking her to come meet him, her stepmother, and her half-brother at their home in Chicago. This is a big step for any child, but Amelia, feisty as ever, takes the plunge. She predictably loves baby George, hates Clara, and is unsure about her father until he finally says he's loved her all along. However, Moss does not candy coat the situation; she allows Amelia to voice her insecurities about what it means to have a father, to be angry at Clara for reading her notebook, to feel uncute in comparison to George, and even to think her dad's hairy hands are gross. The author once again has her finger on the pulse of her audience, who will appreciate Amelia's honest expression of her feelings. The text is handwritten and colorful line drawings decorate the pages.-Holly Belli, Bergen County Cooperative Library System, West Caldwell, NJ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584850786
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Series:
Amelia Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Marissa Moss is the creator of the bestselling and perenially popular AMELIA series. She lives with her family in Berkeley, California.

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