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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Charlie Hingle's life has become a three-ring circus. Why did his mom have to get remarried anyway? Now there are way too many people in one house. First there's his new stepfather, the nature guy. Then there's his five-year-old stepbrother, Thomas the Pest, who's Charlie's new roommate. Worst of all, Charlie has to deal with his stepsister, Lydia the phone-hog. His… See more details below

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Overview

Charlie Hingle's life has become a three-ring circus. Why did his mom have to get remarried anyway? Now there are way too many people in one house. First there's his new stepfather, the nature guy. Then there's his five-year-old stepbrother, Thomas the Pest, who's Charlie's new roommate. Worst of all, Charlie has to deal with his stepsister, Lydia the phone-hog. His mom assures him that things will work out eventually. But Charlie isn't interested in eventually. He wants things back the way they used to be — right now!

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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.
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833557773
Publisher:
Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
138
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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