My Mother Got Married (and Other Disasters)by Barbara Park
Just when 11-year-old Charlie Hickle is starting to adjust to his parents' divorce, disaster strikeshis mother remarries and his stepfather moves in with two kids.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyWhen 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 JournalGr 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.
From the Publisher"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
- Random House Childrens Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.25(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
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