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My Mother Got Married (and Other Disasters)
     

My Mother Got Married (and Other Disasters)

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by Barbara Park
 

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In this sequel to Don't Make Me Smile, Charlie Hickle's life has become a three-ring circus. Why did his mom have to get remarried anyway? He wants things back the way they used to be—right now!

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In this sequel to Don't Make Me Smile, Charlie Hickle's life has become a three-ring circus. Why did his mom have to get remarried anyway? He wants things back the way they used to be—right now!

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"At times both funny and touching, this sequel to Don't Make Me Smile paints a realistic picture of life in a blended family."--School Library Journal
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
When his mother remarries, Charlie Hickle acquires an annoying teenage sister and bratty five-year-old brother; PW termed this sequel to Don't Make Me Smile ``refreshing . . . as hilarious as it is touching.'' Ages 8-12. (Sept.)
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-- Stepfamilies, reflects 11-year-old Charles, mean ``stepping aside so that a man who's not your father can hold your mother's hand.'' Having divorced parents was bad enough, but then Charles' mother marries Ben, ``one of those nature guys. . .you see in commercials walking through the woods. . .eating acorns and wild berries.'' Ben's two children move in, and Charles has to share his bedroom with five-year-old Thomas. Charles' reflections on his new situation, told in perceptive contemporary language, are laced with humor and emotion. At times both funny and touching, this sequel to Don't Make Me Smile (Knopf, 1981) paints a realistic picture of life in a blended family. --Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394850597
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
02/13/2007
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
395,861
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
560L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

BARBARA PARK is best known as the author of the wildly popular New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, which has kept kids (and their grown-ups) laughing—and reading—for over two decades. Beloved by millions, the Junie B. Jones books have been translated into multiple languages and are a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world. Every bit as funny as her best-known character, Barbara once said, “There are those who believe that the value of a children’s book can be measured only in terms of the moral lessons it tries to impose or the perfect role models it offers. Personally, I happen to think that a book is of extraordinary value if it gives the reader nothing more than a smile or two. In fact, I happen to think that’s huge.”

Barbara Park is also the author of award-winning middle grade novels and bestselling picture books, including Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here, and The Kid in the Red Jacket.

Barbara Park was born in New Jersey in 1947 and spent most of her adult life in Arizona, where she and her husband, Richard, raised two sons. Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Date of Birth:
April 21, 1947
Place of Birth:
Mt. Holly, New Jersey
Education:
B.S., University of Alabama, 1969
Website:
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/junieb

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My Mother Got Married 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a great book i think 12 year olds all over the world should read this book i love the part when they find him in the broom closet they should make a movie based on it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This the best book ever becuase I can realte to it so much ;-)
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Can9 year olds read this?