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Forever Amber Brown

Forever Amber Brown

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by Paula Danziger, Tony Ross
     
 

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Amber is used to change-her life has been full of it lately. First her best friend Justin moved and she became best friends with Brandi. Then she had to deal with her parents' divorce and her dad's move to France. She's even getting used to her mom's boyfriend, Max. Now the only change that she wants is to redo her bedroom. But then Max asks Amber's mom to marry

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Amber is used to change-her life has been full of it lately. First her best friend Justin moved and she became best friends with Brandi. Then she had to deal with her parents' divorce and her dad's move to France. She's even getting used to her mom's boyfriend, Max. Now the only change that she wants is to redo her bedroom. But then Max asks Amber's mom to marry him. If she says yes, they might have to move. But if she says no, then Max may leave. Amber's mom is confused-and so is Amber! Can't things just stay the same for once?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Amber is upset when her mother's boyfriend proposes marriage and her best friend moves to another town. On top of everything, it's time for school pictures and Amber always hates hers. Ages 7-10. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Picking up where the last story ended, Amber's Mom is in a dilemma. Max has proposed and she isn't sure that she is ready to pack up and move. Amber isn't too sure either. They head off to Alabama to see Justin and his family, so they can talk things over. Will Justin and Amber still get along, will Mom marry Max. It isn't decided until the very end. Young girls in the third and fourth grade will understand, laugh with and sympathize with Amber Brown.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-In previous books in this popular series, Amber has seen her parents divorce and her father and best friend, Justin Daniels, move far away. Now she is firmly established in the fourth grade with a new best friend and a growing fondness for her mom's boyfriend, Max. Just for a while, Amber would like nothing more to change so that she can concentrate on the business of growing up. Then Max throws them all into a tizzy by asking her mother to marry him. Suddenly, they make an unplanned trip to Alabama to see the Daniels family so that Amber's mom can think things through. There, Justin helps Amber realize that change is a part of living. Through all the chaos, irrepressible Amber, buoyed by her loving relationship with her mother as well as her lively imagination and wonderful sense of humor, develops a growing understanding of herself and the people around her. Danziger's characterizations ring true. Her light handling of a difficult subject faced by so many youngsters will once again find a ready audience. In addition, readers ready to venture beyond beginning chapter books will find the undemanding format welcoming. The simple sentence structure, large print, and pen-and-ink sketches make it possible for them to relax and enjoy as Amber gradually realizes that no matter what changes occur she will remain Forever Amber Brown.-Maggie McEwen, Coffin Elementary School, Brunswick, ME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142412015
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
11/13/2008
Series:
Amber Brown Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
592,066
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

Read an Excerpt

Life is very strange sometimes.

One minute I'm in Elementary Extension, waiting for my mother to pick me up and take me home...home to dinner...home to homework.

And the next minute, I'm on a plane on my way to Alabama where I'm going to see my old best friend, Justin Daniels.

I can't believe that the woman sitting next to me is my very own mother.

She looks like my mother.

She sounds like my mother.

I wonder if all mothers get this weird when someone asks them to marry him.

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.

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