Roommates

Roommates

by Kathryn Osebold Galbraith, Mark Graham
     
 

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Kathryn O. Galbraith has written a warm and funny story, illustrated with lively, perceptive drawings by Mark Graham, about two sisters who giggle, tease, fight, and make up before they finally realize that anyone can share a room, but having a roommate is special.

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Kathryn O. Galbraith has written a warm and funny story, illustrated with lively, perceptive drawings by Mark Graham, about two sisters who giggle, tease, fight, and make up before they finally realize that anyone can share a room, but having a roommate is special.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Mimi and Beth are sisters who are quite dissimilar: Beth is neat and tidy, while Mimi is messy and likes to boss her sister around. Though each has always had her own room, the pending arrival of a baby in the family necessitates that the girls share one. Their differences begin to predominate during the enforced togetherness, and constant squabbling ensues. But when Beth needs help with her spelling, Mimi volunteers, and gradually, the sisters learn to get along in their shared space. When the baby is born, Beth decides she wants to be a big sister just like Mimi . . . sometimes. Sibling rivalry is a familiar theme, but Galbraith treats it with a fresh tone. Beth and Mimi are portrayed realistically, their antagonism and friendship believable. Graham's pencil drawings invite beginning readers to tackle the story on their own. Ages 6-9. (Mar.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-- The arrival of a new baby forces Mimi and Beth to share a bedroom--not a pleasing prospect to either sister. Mimi is messy, and Beth pinches. Things work out, however, in five brief, easy-to-read chapters as Mimi drills Beth on her spelling words and Beth prompts Mimi's lines for the school play. Both delight in the baby, and their expanded roles as sisters, which have become more satisfying with recent practice. The text is liberally illustrated with Graham's thoughtful, carefully shaded pencil drawings. Mimi and Beth are vividly drawn in both words and pictures, and their liveliness is sure to appeal to readers. --Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, Allen, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689504877
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date:
04/30/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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