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Candy Apple #27: Miss You, Mina

Candy Apple #27: Miss You, Mina

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by Denene Millner
     
 

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Three girls, three trips, one amazing summer!

Willhelmina "Mina" Chestnut loves spending time with her BFFs, Samantha and Liza, in their New Jersey suburb. But this summer, the girls are splitting up, and Mina is attending an art camp in New York City!

Mina is dazzled by all the Big Apple has to offer, and enjoys seeing the sights and meeting new people.

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Three girls, three trips, one amazing summer!

Willhelmina "Mina" Chestnut loves spending time with her BFFs, Samantha and Liza, in their New Jersey suburb. But this summer, the girls are splitting up, and Mina is attending an art camp in New York City!

Mina is dazzled by all the Big Apple has to offer, and enjoys seeing the sights and meeting new people. But a snooty girl at the camp makes Mina miss the comfort of home. How can she survive the big city for a summer without her friends? Maybe by finding them the perfect souvenirs...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lauri Berkenkamp
Twelve-year-old Mina Chestnut is thrilled to be spending the summer with her favorite aunt, Aunt Jill, who lives in Brooklyn. She will miss her two best friends, Liza and Sam, but she is excited to attend a prestigious art camp and spend time enjoying what New York City has to offer. Mina's art camp experience gets off to a rocky start though, when queen bee Paulette and Paulette's hangers-on make Mina question her talent and her ability to fit in. But Mina soon finds a friend at camp in feisty Gabriella, who lives down the block, and over the summer Gabriella introduces Mina to two friends and the exciting culture of Brooklyn. By the end of camp, Mina has learned to trust her artistic instincts and stretch herself creatively, make new friends, and fall in love with New York. This novel, part of the "Candy Apple Summer" series, is a fun and informative introduction to the art and culture of New York, particularly Brooklyn and Harlem. Mina is African-American, and emphasis is placed on introducing readers to African-American artists and artistic culture in and around New York City. While the plot is predictable and the outcome of the big art show a foregone conclusion, the interactions between Mina and her new friends ring true to life and are infused with compassion. An interesting aspect to the novel is the intertwining of this book with the two other books in the series. Mina sends her friends Liza and Sam presents from Brooklyn, and she receives gifts from them as well. In the two other books in the series, the presents Mina sends to her friends are also mentioned. Recommended for ages nine to twelve, although younger readers will probably enjoy it more. Reviewer: Lauri Berkenkamp

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545282987
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Series:
Candy Apple Series , #27
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
335 KB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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