Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining (Amazing Days of Abby Hayes Series #1)

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Abby Hayes is a fun and quirky fifth grader looking to find her own "super-special" talent. Squeezed between two outstanding older siblings and her protege brother, Abby is determined to make her mark. She takes solace in the words of inspiration from the 73 calendars she has in her room, and records the quotes in her purple notebook. Kids will love Abby's humorous and hip approach to everyday issues.
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Overview

Abby Hayes is a fun and quirky fifth grader looking to find her own "super-special" talent. Squeezed between two outstanding older siblings and her protege brother, Abby is determined to make her mark. She takes solace in the words of inspiration from the 73 calendars she has in her room, and records the quotes in her purple notebook. Kids will love Abby's humorous and hip approach to everyday issues.
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"In a style that is reminiscent of the Amelia books by Marissa Moss, this offers the innermost thoughts of Abby Hayes as she tries to find a way to shine in her family of superstars. Told through prose, journal entries, and line drawings, the story follows Abby as she tries to make her mark in soccer, though she has little natural talent or inclination. Meanwhile, she is oblivious to her her true calling-writing-until a piece she writes on soccer is printed in the local newspaper. The first in a series, this covers some well-traveled ground, but the format, the realistic happenings, and the upbeat ending make it appealing fare. -Ilene Cooper
--Booklist, August 2000
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING Anne Mazer. Scholastic, $4.50 paper (144p) ISBN 0-439-14977-0 ~ Mazer (The Fixits) introduces a spunky and appealing heroine in this inaugural volume of The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes: she--and her days--are more average than amazing. This is, in fact, the bee in Abby's bonnet. Her three "SuperSibs" outshine her. One of her older twin sisters excels at virtually every sport, the other is the top student in ninth grade, and her younger brother is a math and computer genius. Her lawyer mother also runs marathons, and her father owns a successful computer business. Where does this leave poor Abby? Feeling "small and insignificant," yet determined to prove "that she was deserving of being a Hayes, too." At the start of her fifth-grade year, Abby resolves to make her mark by becoming a soccer star by the end of the fall season. Documented largely through the journal writings of this devoted young writer, Abby's quest to reach this goal, as well as her frustration with her accomplished siblings, makes for repetitious reading at times. But Mazer injects some moments of sophisticated, wry humor (e.g., a Bridget Jones-like journal entry in which the allegedly newly reformed heroine notes, "Went home and ate plate of cookies to celebrate decision to turn self into great athlete"). In the end, Abby's real talents outshine those to which she aspires. Abby may well score enough points with readers that they'll ride out this tale's pleasures and faults, and move on to her next caper, The Declaration of Independence, also due this month. Ages 8-12. (July) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439149778
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Series: The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes, #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 7.84 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author


Anne Mazer grew up in a family of writers in upstate New York. Intending to be an artist, she studied at the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. She then went to Paris for three years, where she studied French and French literature and where she began to write. She is the author of over thirty-five books, including the picture books THE SALAMANDER ROOM and THE NO-NOTHINGS AND THEIR BABY, as well as several novels. Her series include The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes and Sister Magic. She lives in Ithaca, NY with her husband. Visit her at www.amazingmazer.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2008

    A reviewer

    i loved this book. i have had it since 5th grade and i'm in 7th grade now but i never get tired of reading it! rock on, ann!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2007

    Awesome book!

    This is probably the best book I have ever read. I never really liked diaries and stuff. But this book was amazing! I felt like I was in the book,it ROCKED! Now I keep a diary too. I can't wait to read the next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2007

    Abby, Abby, Abby over here

    This is a great book. It is about a 10 year old girl who feels she isant important enough. She wants to prove that she is worthy to her family.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2006

    Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining (Amazing Days of Abby Hayes Series #1)

    When I read this, I fell in love! I promised I would read this book, and when I did, it was great!(Sorry you fell down, Abby. I`m glad your article got published.COOL!) PURPLE ROCKS!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2006

    READ THIS!!!

    If you are in the mood to read a good book, this is the one! The book is very entertaining! Also, it is some what educational!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Good start to Series!

    Friends' daughter, who is 9, was fascinated with this book. Abby Hayes is a good read. She plans to continue reading the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great book series!

    My 10yr old daughter really loves these books! She reads them very quickly and never wants to put them down. My niece gave my daughter 3 of these books & ever since I have been searching for the rest of the series! Unfortunately, we found they are no longer in print & are hard to find new! I purchased what I could find at local book stores & online, which only had last few in series. Still are missing many in middle & my daughter is driving my crazy to get them, so she can read full series!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2011

    Best in the Series!

    I loved this book so much. Most pages are filled with cute drawings from Abby's journal. I love the quotes from her calendar! So much fun reading and I could read it twenty more times even.

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  • Posted October 18, 2009

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    I have this book since I was seven years-old, and it's today one of my favorites, really, I can read it a hundred times! What I see in it, is that no matter how many times I read it, I always find something new; new thoughts, words, images, or a whole new way of seeing the circumstances in which the story is developed.
    What I like about this book is that Anne Mazer (the author) introduces readers to the world of Abby by putting little "journal parts" in which is Abby the one that writes the story. Also, I have found Abby a kind of "writing guide", because with this story I started a journal and learned to write small articles and, with the time, bigger stories. Abby shows us that life is full of opportunities, not all of them happy ones, but each one a worth-to-take. Like the title says: Every cloud has a silver lining.
    So I really hope all of those who read Abby, will find the same joy I found, and consider a new friend: Abby Hayes.
    And, as for those future writers, feel free to follow the advice Abby gives, they have helped me to write, and I'm sure they will help you too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2006

    Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining (Amazing Days of Abby Hayes Series #1)

    I haven't read this book yet, but I love Abby Hayes and I know I'll love this book, too! I also have a message for Abby: Keep writing, don't stop!!(same for you, Anne Mazer!) Your awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2005

    So Fun To Read!!

    I loved the book because it was easy to read for a fifth grader. I loved it so much that I chose this book to do a report on. If you have not read it you should I bet you will like it as much as I did!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2005

    a book a girl can relate to

    This book is outstanding.It's funny and all girls can relate.Abby is an average girl who is tomented for being so different compared to her perfect family.She is always trying her best to show her family that she is not just a girl with wild red hair.She is a fanatic for writing and loves her journal.This halirious fifth grader is full of laughter, joy,and most of all calendars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2005

    a girl with a journal

    i think that abby hayes books are so intresting shesm like some around here just that they are scared to say

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2004

    Abby shows a lot

    Abby Hayes has a very funny and exciting family. She loves sports. Her brother is a smartyy and their parents seem nice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2004

    Awesome

    This book was great! It gave you the confidence to acheive your goal. I love the whole series!! If you enjoy setting and acheiving goals, this book's for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2004

    This book is the best!!

    I am 8 years old and I learned a lesson in every single page that I read in this book. If you didn't read it, I think you should read this book and the rest of the series! It is so cool because it gives you courage. She gets a subject for every chapter that famous people have said. You must love it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2004

    Fantastic!!!

    This book is about achieving your goal. This is a book where it describes Fantastic!! Good Job!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2004

    anything can hapen

    i love soocer, but can't play anymore because of asthma. i know some people thought this book wasn't that good, but it inspired me to go to soocer camp. i mean if you try that hard to get into soocer that's great. you don't have to think of every book like it's just pages and words. think of why you liked it. i liked it because i like sooce, and i know alot of other girls do too. so think of it that way, and not as a book, and it will a great, of better book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2003

    Cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was extremely happy when my mom bought me this book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I love the series !!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2003

    The best and i'm 13

    These books are the best!!!! My mom won't let me buy them because i acn get them at the library but every time they come in, they get checked out in a second. These books should be an example for all children not just 8-12.

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