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Happy New Year, Julie (American Girl Collection Series: Julie)
     

Happy New Year, Julie (American Girl Collection Series: Julie)

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by Megan McDonald, Robert Hunt (Illustrator), Susan McAliley (Illustrator)
 

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Julie knows Christmas will be difficult this year, but when her sister Tracy refuses to go to Dad's house for Christmas, Julie feels as if her family is falling apart. Over the holidays Julie finds comfort spending time with her best friend, Ivy Ling. The Lings are getting ready for Chinese New Year, and helping with their preparations distracts Julie from her

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Julie knows Christmas will be difficult this year, but when her sister Tracy refuses to go to Dad's house for Christmas, Julie feels as if her family is falling apart. Over the holidays Julie finds comfort spending time with her best friend, Ivy Ling. The Lings are getting ready for Chinese New Year, and helping with their preparations distracts Julie from her sadness about her own family. Then she learns that her whole family is invited to the Lings' New Year banquet. Julie tries to share Ivy's excitement, but her heart sinks--with Mom, Dad, and Tracy there, how will they all get along?

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Children's Literature - Kathryn Erskine
Part of the "American Girl" series, this edition tells the story of Julie, a San Francisco girl in the 1970's. Since Julie's friend, Ivy, is of Asian descent, readers will learn about aspects of Ivy's culture, such as foods, games, and calligraphy. The two girls share joys, fears—including getting lost together in Chinatown—and a strong friendship, but all is not rosy in Julie's life. Her parents are recently divorced, so Julie and her fifteen-year-old sister, Tracy, are adjusting to shuttling between their parents and celebrating two Christmases, neither of which is anything like the Christmases they remember. Adding to Julie's stress is the fact that Tracy is not adjusting well, focusing her anger on Dad, making Julie feel even more conflicted. When her entire family is invited to join Ivy's for Chinese New Year celebrations, Julie worries how her parents will handle the situation and if Tracy will even speak to Dad. In the end, Julie realizes that Chinese New Year is a new beginning and that, perhaps, her family can enjoy a new beginning on a new, albeit different, path. The story offers a gentle but direct approach to real family tension, showing desirable behavior from both Julie and her parents. As always, the historical notes at the end provide some interesting facts for readers about what life was like during the time in which the story is set, as well as further information about Chinese New Year celebrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593692919
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing, Inc
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Series:
American Girl Collection Series: Julie , #3
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 6.28(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Happy New Year, Julie (American Girl Collection Series 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want Julie for Christmas. And who might I ask believes in Santa?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it it has a meaning
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So good my doll juily loved it to i heart american girl
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