Needle and Thread

Needle and Thread

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by Ann M. Martin
     
 

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Flora worries about her first Thanksgiving without her parents, while Ruby worries about getting a part in the school musical. Their new friends, Olivia and Nikki, are adjusting to big changes in their families.See more details below

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Flora worries about her first Thanksgiving without her parents, while Ruby worries about getting a part in the school musical. Their new friends, Olivia and Nikki, are adjusting to big changes in their families.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amie Rose Rotruck
Ruby and Flora are just beginning to consider Main Street their new home. After the death of their parents, they moved there with their Grandmother, Min. Now it is time for another big change: starting a new school year at a strange school. Ruby begins fourth grade while Flora begins sixth. When Ruby finds out about a play based on the history of Camden Falls, she cannot wait to audition and become a star; however, her excitement about having to do a death scene could unnerve her sister because of their parents' deaths. Halloween is another source of excitement for the sisters and their friends, as is finding the perfect pet for Olivia's birthday. More about Nikki's difficult home life is revealed, and Flora finds out more about her mother from Mary Woolsey. This second book in the "Main Street" series allows the reader to learn more about the characters and their relationships as the characters learn these lessons themselves.
School Library Journal

Gr 4-6 Ann M. Martin's "Main Street" series is about two sisters, Flora and Ruby, who have moved in with their grandmother Min after their parents' untimely death. This sequel to Welcome to Camden Falls (both Scholastic, pap. 2007) begins the day before the new school year is about to start. Ruby is fitting in nicely, but Flora still misses her old life. However, she manages to cope quite well since she has Olivia and Nikki, her two best friends, in sixth grade. You can almost feel the chill in the autumn air as Ariadne Meyers effortlessly relates the story with an array of voices for the townspeople. Although the main focus is on the four youngsters, listeners get glimpses into the lives of the other residents. We learn about Mary's mysterious benefactor, Mrs. Willett's early stages of dementia, Nikki's abusive parents, Sonny's lonely Thanksgiving holiday, and more. For school and public libraries.-Mercedes Smith, Kernan Trail Elementary School, Jacksonville, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756983284
Publisher:
Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Main Street Ser.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
205
Sales rank:
1,353,735
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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