Hands On! 33 More Things Every Girl Should Know: Skills for Living Your Life from 33 Extraordinary Women

Hands On! 33 More Things Every Girl Should Know: Skills for Living Your Life from 33 Extraordinary Women

by Suzanne Harper
     
 

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Girl power gets a shot of elbow grease with the second entry in the 33 Things series. Here's an anthology that aims to nurture girls' self-esteem by helping them get the practical skills they'll need for life. Things such as what to have in your car's tool kit, why taking care of your body now is important for good health later, reasons to get a mentor, why taking

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Girl power gets a shot of elbow grease with the second entry in the 33 Things series. Here's an anthology that aims to nurture girls' self-esteem by helping them get the practical skills they'll need for life. Things such as what to have in your car's tool kit, why taking care of your body now is important for good health later, reasons to get a mentor, why taking risks is okay, what girls need to know about money, and lots more.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A companion to 33 Things Every Girl Should Know, Hands On!: 33 More Things Every Girl Should Know, edited by Suzanne Harper, offers "Skills for living your life from 33 extraordinary women." Colonel Eileen Collins suggests that girls "Be prepared and you won't be scared," then goes on to discuss the importance of developing a sense of adventure and curiosity, and taking risks; Lois Lowry, in the form of an anecdote, urges readers to "Write your name on a wall"; and Sara Moulton, former food editor at Gourmet, describes all the things that fell into place for her in pursuit of her dream, in "What I Learned in Cooking School." A thoughtful design and pithy headings make this an easy book to dip in and out of. ( Feb.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-A follow-up to Tonya Bolden's 33 Things Every Girl Should Know (Crown, 1998). Sports figures, politicians, authors, celebrities, and other successful women share their ideas for living life to the fullest. Topics covered include basic budgeting, car repair, taking control of one's health, manners, self-expression, self-reflection, and more. Though many entries are unevenly written, most offer comforting counsel and positive encouragement. Highlights include Naomi Shihab Nye's "Your Voice Is a Ticket," Iyanla Vanzant's "Know Your Inner ABC's," Lois Lowry's "Write Your Name on a Wall," and Jessica Lu's "Ignore Advice." Black-and-white clip-art quality graphics appear throughout. Brief biographies appear as endnotes. Interesting material for browsing but not an essential addition to the girl-power shelves.-Katie O'Dell, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517800980
Publisher:
Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
02/27/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Suzanne Harper is the editor in chief of Disney Adventures magazine. 33 More Things is her fourth children's book.

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