It's in Your Hands, Daisy P. Duckwitz

It's in Your Hands, Daisy P. Duckwitz

by Jacqueline Shannon
     
 
Daisy P. Duckwitz is furious when her widowed mother, refusing to take any charity from Daisy's grandmother, starts a fortunetelling business out of their home. Doesn't her mother realize how embarrassing this is for Daisy? Mother and daughter see the problem quite differently, but at last realize they need each other.

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Daisy P. Duckwitz is furious when her widowed mother, refusing to take any charity from Daisy's grandmother, starts a fortunetelling business out of their home. Doesn't her mother realize how embarrassing this is for Daisy? Mother and daughter see the problem quite differently, but at last realize they need each other.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Daisy is a sixth grader whose life has been turned upside down. Her father has recently died of cancer and his medical costs have put the family in financial straits. Her mother has sold their house in a great neighborhood and moved them to much smaller quarters. Now she must find a job even though she has been out of the workforce for years. As the story opens, she has decided to start her own business and become "Madame Felicia, Palm Reader." She did it for fun at parties when her husband was alive and thinks she can make a living at it. When she becomes known as the "Witch Lady" of the neighborhood, an embarrassed Daisy lies about her family to her new friends. She has a terrible rivalry with her classmate Bianca, but when they discover that Bianca's Mom is being "counseled" by Madame Felicia, everyone becomes friends. Shannon takes a light approach to the subject of coping with a parent's death and the need to change lifestyles; too bad the plot is just too far-fetched and unrealistic to be believed.-Susan Lissim, Dwight School, New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380787692
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Pages:
165
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.45(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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