I, Amber Brown (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Amber Brown and best friend, Justin, experience the joys and frustration of life in third- and fourth-grade while meeting new friends and coping with changing families.

Because her divorced parents share joint custody of her, nine-year-old Amber suffers from lack of self-esteem and feels that she is a piece of jointly-owned property.

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Overview

Amber Brown and best friend, Justin, experience the joys and frustration of life in third- and fourth-grade while meeting new friends and coping with changing families.

Because her divorced parents share joint custody of her, nine-year-old Amber suffers from lack of self-esteem and feels that she is a piece of jointly-owned property.

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Gr 2-4-That feisty, observant child is back. She now refers to herself as "I, Amber Brown" because she feels as though she's losing her identity because of all the recent changes in her life. Her mother and soon-to-be-stepfather, Max, are celebrating Hanukkah along with Christmas this year and anticipating their new life together. Her father has moved back to town from Paris and is getting an apartment nearby with a room for Amber. Seeking control over her life and her body, she tricks him into taking her to get her ears pierced. After the deed is done (Dad didn't know that Mom had forbidden it), her parents must work out a plan for dealing with other everyday issues that are bound to come up with joint custody. In the end, they are able to let Amber know that she is her own person, and that they both love her and are willing to try to do a better job together. The enormously popular heroine once again brings insightful verbalization to what life is like for kids today. Ross's black-and-white drawings are scattered throughout the short chapters. Readers who haven't read the earlier stories will enjoy this one, and then look for Amber's other escapades.-Sharon R. Pearce, Geronimo Public School, OK Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613285285
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Series: Amber Brown Series , #8
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 140
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    I amber brown

    Who love this book!. Im a girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2007

    I, Amber Brown

    Amber Parents can¿t agree on anything. They already got a divorce and her father moves to France. But her father comes up and visits for Christmas. In this story Amber feels like she is joint custody of her parents. Amber loves holidays. She like the wrapping the unwrapping and ever thing else that goes along with Christmas. Well Amber makes some decisions and get her ears pierced but her mom says no but her dad doesn¿t know that. But as her dad and Amber spend time together her dad goes and rents a house so that means she will be staying at two houses. Amber lives in New Jersey. Amber loves her dad very much but she doesn¿t like it how her dad rented the house she was very upset her dad said that they could do it together, as she forgive her dad she has something else on her chest that she has to do. Is to find a way to tell her mom that she got her ears pierced with her dad. I think this book is a good book because it interesting and you can understand it. They also have pictures in the book so you can really get the Idea of the book. I think whoever is going to read this book is really gong to enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2007

    I, Amber Brown

    Amber¿s parents can¿t agree on anything. They already have gotten a divorce and her father move to France. Amber is very mad and sad she doesn¿t know what to do. Her mom gets a boyfriend and she really doesn¿t like him. But after all she does get use to him. Well her dad comes up and visits for Christmas also spend time with his daughter. In this story Amber feels like she is joint custody of her parents. Amber decides to make some decisions and get her ears pierced. Her mom says no but her father does not know that. Well as Amber and her dad go out together and her dad has rented a house. Amber wanted to go pick the house out together because that¿s what her dad said. Amber is very mad, and so now she just needs a way to tell her mom that her dad let her get her ears pierced her mom is not going to be that happy. I think that this book is very interesting because you can really understand it. They also have pictures in here so you can really get the idea of the book. I think who ever is going to read this book is going to really enjoy it and really like what there situation and problems that go on in through in there life and in there house.

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