Just Grace (Just Grace Series)

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Grace loves cats. She also loves taking pictures of cats and drawing Not-So Super comics. She doesn’t like Sammy Stringer, a boy in her class. She’s got lots and lots of ideas, and when her neighbor’s cat goes missing, Grace does her best to make Mrs. Luther feel less lonely. But as the mystery of the missing cat continues, Grace’s well-intentioned plan backfires, and she finds herself in a bit of trouble. Maybe, just maybe, Sammy Stringer will...

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Overview

Grace loves cats. She also loves taking pictures of cats and drawing Not-So Super comics. She doesn’t like Sammy Stringer, a boy in her class. She’s got lots and lots of ideas, and when her neighbor’s cat goes missing, Grace does her best to make Mrs. Luther feel less lonely. But as the mystery of the missing cat continues, Grace’s well-intentioned plan backfires, and she finds herself in a bit of trouble. Maybe, just maybe, Sammy Stringer will help her through.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
The kids come alive in the story, and Harper enhances the comical goings-on with sparkling cartoon sketches. Give this to...anyone looking for a funny book.
Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

Just Grace—so named because she is the fourth Grace in her classroom—is an engaging and empathetic little girl who enjoys drawing, helping others and making lists. . . . An appealing chapter book with just a hint of mystery for middle-grade girls.
Kirkus Reviews

Grace's spirited annotated drawings and her inimitable narrative's arrangement into brief vignettes makes this a good choice for kids just beginning to tackle chapter books.
Publishers Weekly

"This charming book [is] written in an authentic young voice...just delightful fun...very appealing chick lit lite..." - Vicki's Bookshelf Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547014401
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/18/2008
  • Series: Just Grace Series , #1
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 93,497
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: NC1060L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Charise Mericle Harper is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the Just Grace series. In a starred review, Booklist called Just Grace "Hilarious," and said, "The kids come alive in the story, and Harper enhances the comical goings-on with sparkling cartoon sketches. Give this to . . . anyone looking for a funny book." Charise lives in Westchester County, New York. Visit her website at www.chariseharper.com and visit Just Grace's website at www.justgracebooks.com, where you'll find all sorts of fun things, including videos, quizzes, and information about all the Just Grace books.

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I did not get to be the helper to Mister Magic the Magician at my very own (so it should have been me) sixth birthday party because Sammy Stringer spit purple grape juice all over my special white shirt with a big six on it, and I had to change it right when Mister Magic was starting up.

Mom said she was sure it was an accident, but I just know that spitting is pretty much an on-purpose thing, and it is almost impossible to forgive someone for something on purpose even if it was almost three years ago, which is a very long time.

I did not get to be a singing and dancing corncob in the Thanksgiving play because I was the only girl tall enough to fit into the tree costume who didn’t cry real boo-hoo baby tears when she was asked, “Could you please not be a corncob, because what we really, really need is a tree and we already have way more than enough corncobs.”

will not say who cried big tears, and is probably a good actress because two seconds after she found out I was going to be the tree she was all smiles, because I am not a tattletale-type person. But I will say that I do not like her even one tiny bit, and that when she is not doing her acting, her true self is a Big Meanie!

Mom said I was a great tree even though I didn’t get to say anything and Mr. Franks kept whispering at me to stop moving my arm branches around so much—he didn’t think it should be a windy day. But if you are a tree it is boring to stand there super still with your arms out on each side doing nothing.

I did not get to be in the talent night at school and show off the photos I took with my new camera because I was sick with the stomach flu and was throwing up.

Aurora Gambit won a first-prize blue ribbon for her photos of flowers, which were okay, but my cat photos are way better and would have for sure taken her first-prize ribbon right away. Plus, she could be happy with the second- prize ribbon because it is red and that is one of her favorite colors because she says that red things look good with her orangish hair.

Sammy Stringer got an honorable mention green ribbon for his paintings of dog poop, which is totally unbelievable and gross!

But the biggest I-did-not-get-to-be of my life, ever, happened right at school in front of everybody in the whole third grade class. I did not get to be called Grace, which is an okay thing if your name is Tania or Ruth or Jordan but totally 100 percent unfair if you are me and your name is Grace, which mine is.

I didn’t tell Mom because I knew she’d be mad and call the school, and you can’t have your mom call the school unless something really bad happens, like maybe someone mean pushes you down and it breaks three of your front teeth, or else everybody will think you are a big baby and a complainer. And I am not either of those two things!

There are four girls named Grace in my class. Miss Lois, our new teacher, said, “We’ll have to do something about that. It’s too confusing with all you Graces.”

Then she said, “Grace Wallace, you will be Grace W. Grace Francis can be Grace F., and Grace Landowski can be Grace L.”

Right then Grace L. stood up and said, “Pretty please, Miss Lois, can I be Gracie instead of Grace L.?”

I knew I was next, so I said, “And I want to be just Grace.”

“Perfect,” said Miss Lois, and then she went down the list of everyone’s new names and wrote them in her special book.

“Let’s see, we have Grace W., Grace F., Gracie, and Just Grace.”

Then Grace F. stood up and started waving her arm like a crazy person, trying to get Miss Lois’s attention. She gave me a mean look and said, “How come she gets to be called Grace and I have to be Grace F.?

It’s not fair! I want to be the one called Grace!” Miss Lois seemed a little grumpy that we were still talking about the Grace name thing.

She made a big sigh and said, “You’re right, dear—it’s not fair for anyone to be called Grace, so that’s why Grace Stewart wants to be called Just Grace.”

Both Grace F. and I said “Just Grace?” at the same time.

“That’s weird!” said Grace F.

I tried to tell Miss Lois that she’d made a mistake and that I wanted to be called just Grace, not Just Grace, but she put her hand up in the air and said, “That’s enough, girls. Let’s move on to the three Owens.” And that’s how it happened that I have the stupidest name in the whole class! Or maybe even the whole entire world!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2011

    To read or not to read?

    Just Grace is an exciting series that is perfect for anyone looking for a great book. In each book she refreshes you therefor you could pick up any just grace book and continue reading on from that point. She is a boundless girl with an imagination and empathy for others. She teaches people lessons and she entertains you! The grace books are perfect for girls or boys that want an thrilling book with a suprise on each page! :)

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. Please read read read read read read read this book!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Great story

    Love the book perfect for high readers

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    Just Grace

    I really liked this book. If you get a chance I would read it. :) :)

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Just Great

    Just Grace is such a fun book to read, anytime/anywhere. Charise Harper definitely has what it takes to write a great book! I recommend this book to kids in elementary school, and to fans of Junie B. Jones, and Clarice Bean, and Clementine.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2008

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    Reviewed by Harmony for TeensReadToo.com

    Grace, who earned the nickname of Just Grace in school where there are six girls named Grace, loves cats, taking pictures of cats, and drawing Not So Super comics. She dislikes Sammy Stringer, who delivers papers and picks his nose. <BR/><BR/>She and her best friend have lots and lots of big ideas, so when Mrs. Luther's cat disappears, they send postcards to cheer her up. But even the best plans backfire sometimes, and soon Grace finds herself in trouble. <BR/><BR/>Grace is a hilarious young protagonist who comes up with ideas that are sure to make anyone smile. The characters in this book stay true to childhood, and looking back at my elementary school experiences, I'm sure that almost everyone will be able to relate to Grace and her friends. <BR/><BR/>Fans of the JUNIE B. JONES and AMBER BROWN series are sure to love JUST GRACE.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Dear readers,

    I am not sure if this is the series or just the first book I kniw it says"series" but I'm not sure if it means a book that is in a series or if it's theebtires series please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sighed,(plz tell me if I spelled signed right) Wondering PS:please say this was helpful so I may get more feedback. PPS:I know someone out there is going to say it wasn't helpful for a laugh. Oh well

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    happygirl

    I really liked it it was one of the best books ive ever read

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Awsome

    I love this book read it i can't let it go

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Just grace

    That girl rocks

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Just Grace

    I loved this book I just finished it for the second time.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Just grace

    This is my favorite childhood memory book


    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2010

    Great Read by Ayla a third grader

    Just Grace is about a girl who tries to be just Grace. There are a lot of Graces at her school. There is a Grace W., Grace L., and Grace F. Just Grace thinks that Grace F. is a big meanie. Just Grace has a cat named Crinkles. Crinkles really doesn't listen to Just Grace.

    I personally think that Just Grace would be a good book for eight to twelve year old girls because it is easy to read and a little hard.

    Just Grace is the book for you if you like to read Junie B. Jones and Clementine books. I hope you like Just Grace even more than I did.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    a great book!!! :)

    this book was simply amazing!!! i was searching through borders the other day and i happened to see the series of just grace books. since my name is grace, it was really shocking!!! later i bought it and sat at home reading it until i was done. after that, i was really pleased.......

    i hope i get to read the other books in this wonderful series!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    GREAT BOOK!

    This is a great book fot 2nd grade and up.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Its ok

    I read this book but its kind of boring.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    I Just Might Read This Book:D

    Seeing all these AWESOME reviews is great enouragement to read this book ir matter of fact plain on read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Great book

    I got it on sale for 00.01

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    What i think bout this book

    If you like Junie B. Jones books you will like these books:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Cute series

    My daughter received this as a gift and now has several in the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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