Meet Julie (American Girl Collection Series: Julie #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Julie Albright doesn't want to move away from her San Francisco neighborhood near Chinatown, even if their new apartment is just a few miles away. Moving means leaving her best friend, Ivy, and her pet rabbit, Nutmeg. Worst of all, it means leaving Dad, now that her parents are divorced. Julie tries to make the best of it by joining the school's basketball team, but the coach won't allow girls to play. She learns that it's up to her to make positive changes in her new ...
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Meet Julie (American Girl Collection Series: Julie #1)

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Overview

Julie Albright doesn't want to move away from her San Francisco neighborhood near Chinatown, even if their new apartment is just a few miles away. Moving means leaving her best friend, Ivy, and her pet rabbit, Nutmeg. Worst of all, it means leaving Dad, now that her parents are divorced. Julie tries to make the best of it by joining the school's basketball team, but the coach won't allow girls to play. She learns that it's up to her to make positive changes in her new school--and her new life.
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Editorial Reviews

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Bright and full of pluck, Julie Albright thrives in a time of great change and personal challenges. It's the mid-'70s, and America is welcoming in a new era of feminism. But our feisty heroine must cope with upheavals closer to home. Her parents have divorced, and Julie has moved to a new home with her mother. Julie must now adjust to separation from her father and her best friend, Ivy.
Children's Literature - Laura J. Brown
Julie is a fun loving energetic girl. Her best friend Ivy lives right next door, her teenage sister is a little strange but pretty cool, her mother is artistic and creative, and dad is a pilot that flies all over the world. Not only does Julie have all these people in her life, she also has Nutmeg, her pet rabbit, who she loves to pet and spoil. Julie's parents have divorced and now she is moving across town with her mother and sister into an apartment. She hates that she has to live her home, her father, Ivy, and Nutmeg all behind. She does not want to live apart from her dad in a new place and go to a new school where she does not know anyone. She will get to come home to her father, Ivy, and Nutmeg on weekends, but it will not be the same. Julie has many new things to get used to once she, her mom and sister get settled in their new home. School is not just the same and she doesn't meet any new friends. Two things she does not expect to change. One is her love of basketball and the other is a career day event. Julie has a special challenge when she goes out for the basketball team. She gets support where she does not expect it, and gains the courage to stand up for herself and girls everywhere. This is another wonderful book from the "American Girl" series. Readers of all ages will love this book. Reviewer: Laura J. Brown
School Library Journal

Gr 2-5
Julie's parents have recently divorced and the girl and her sister have moved into an apartment with their mom across town in San Francisco. She starts fourth grade at a new school and visits her father on the weekends. In Meet Julie , she learns that the coach is less than thrilled about a girl trying out for the basketball team. Julie hopes that a petition and hard work will get her on the team. In Julie Tells Her Story , the protagonist has to interview her family for a school project, and she worries that she won't be able to talk about the worst thing that happened-the divorce. In Happy New Year , the holidays arrive, and she wonders if her family will get along well enough for the Chinese New Year celebration with her friend Ivy Ling's family. Each book shows how difficult change can be. Following the traditional "American Girl" style with short chapters and a "looking back" section at the end, the stories are easy to read, have likable characters, and feature situations many kids will relate to. The full-color illustrations and memorabilia in the end sections enhance the realistic feel. Fans of the series will empathize with Julie's desire to create a new family dynamic.
—Krista TokarzCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609582432
  • Publisher: AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
  • Publication date: 12/5/2012
  • Series: American Girl Collection Series: Julie , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 87,445
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Megan McDonald
Megan McDonald

Megan McDonald is the author of the award-winning Judy Moody series and its companion series starring Stink. She is also the author of ANT AND HONEY BEE, illustrated by Brian Karas. "I used to live near my sister in Minnesota, where it’s very snowy," she says. "My sister had a mailman whose name was . . . Jack Frost. For real! I never forgot because I thought it was so funny and so magical." Megan McDonald now lives in Sebastopol, California.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    You're never too old for this!

    At 19, I'm always reading books for adults, but I don't find it wrong to pick up something from American Girl and find I enjoy it. Most of the stories I'd read at 14, and I still believe that those books got me through my U.S. History class in the 8th grade. I did notice that it took me less than a day to finish Meet Julie; a big difference from when I was a kid. But I'm sure a lot of people who remember reading about the other American Girls when they were young, feel like they have to miss out on Julie; and that's not true. It's alway good to go back to your reading roots, and remember how much you loved what you read. I still learned something my history classes never talked about, like Title 9. When you're a kid, you always are told about what life was like, but with American Girl, you get a chance to experiance it through a person, and that's when the lessons sink in.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Great Childrens' Book

    Megan does a fine job introducing Julie to American Girls fans.My nine year old daughter loves reading all the books in this series.This one was no exception.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2007

    A reviewer

    I think Julie is a great book! And good reading for ages 9-11. I like the book and how Julie made a difference for girls to play sports just as good as boys can.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2008

    Meet Julie

    I loved this book! It made me feel like I was running along with Julie, back in the 1970's. If girls started reading this book, they'll feel like making a difference, and taking a stand in their place. Meet Julie is a fun and creative book I'm sure any girl would love!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2010

    Easy to read and very much like real life.

    If you want to read something easy and fun read this. It is about a girl (Julie Albright.) Her parents have just divorced and she's getting used to living in a new neighborhood. But can she ever get used to be without her dad and her best friend, Ivy? In this book Julie finds that she can have fun, make friends, and even fit in. American Girl books show that really girls can faces real challenges. I recommend all the books, dolls, and movies. Thank you AG!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2008

    BEST AMERICAN GIRL BOOK!!!

    I really lkie this book it rocks! I think that all girls who really like American Girl books will love this bok!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2007

    really good book

    I love this book. I read it over and over, and you should definitely read it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    Cruelty to Animals

    I don't believe that a girl who loved her pet guinea pig would leave her behind, without a rock solid explanation. And that isn't provided. It just doesn't make any sense. She should take her pet to her new home, because she's the only person that can provide consistant love and attention. Without her, sadly, Nutmeg would probably soon die of heartache over being abandoned. The author should have at least had one of the characters saying pets weren't allowed at the new apartment, because the way it is makes her mom look mean. But they didn't used to forbid pets then, you could do what you wanted as long as you weren't disturbing others. I mean, I was there during this period. So I know it doesn't make sense, and that the author could do better.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Juliet

    LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;><3

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Yoo

    I love Julie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2010

    good book

    The character's names are Julie, Tray, Ivy, and Julie's mom and dad. Julie's moving away. Ivy is visiting Julie at her new home. Julie's new school is scary to her. Julie has a new friend named T.J.

    Julie loves her new room. Julie wishes she had her old room. Julie visits her dad and Ivy.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2007

    you have to read this book!!!

    this book would be one of the best books you will ever read!!! this book really is outstanding!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2007

    A reviewer

    I think Julie is a great book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I so agree.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I so agree.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Sounds awesome!

    I love AG stuff, so i'll probably get this. I get a lot of american girl crafts because they are awesome. In one of the crafts you can decorate your own purse! : ) all you have to do is get a computer, go to Amazon, and search American Girl crafts fabric bag. P.s. it looks alot like julies bag

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Awesome book

    I think rhis is a awesome book i am in love with all the books and u can ask me at ask.fm/dorothy102 ask me follow me do anything u want i will talk every book i look at

    Go ask me right now ask.fm/dorothy102

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    I haven't read it yet butt I hear great ratings

    I realy think it will be a very god book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Not right

    I SO do not agree to cruelty to animals read that post its a thumbs down anyone could say its rude sellfish and terrible ane mean whoever wrote that post should feel ashamed of thereselfs
    If you know who it is tell me because they are very rude thats how the auther wanted to write this story its being mean
    Never write a post on an american girl book like that ever again if your going to say things like that do not post them if you are every else ignor them and make a post telling them to stop because it make the author feel bad NEVER do it again you will deserve to be blocked from your nook you will deserve it everyone that does it every one else that post NICE post help me send post like this so people never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever EVER do that again

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Meet Juile

    This book has its insides and outs.
    This book is fantastic.

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