Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself

Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself

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by Judy Blume
     
 

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Who do you tell when you're certain that Hitler is alive, retired, and living in Miami Beach?

It's 1947, and Sally J. Freedman full of wild ideas. She's got her eye on handsome Peter Hornstein, the Latin lover of her dreams...on hold Mr. Zavodsky, who looks suspiciously like Hitler in disguise...and on her father, who Sally misses terribly. There are so many

Overview

Who do you tell when you're certain that Hitler is alive, retired, and living in Miami Beach?

It's 1947, and Sally J. Freedman full of wild ideas. She's got her eye on handsome Peter Hornstein, the Latin lover of her dreams...on hold Mr. Zavodsky, who looks suspiciously like Hitler in disguise...and on her father, who Sally misses terribly. There are so many things to worry and wonder about. But whatever happens, Sally's school year in Miami Beach will certainly be exciting—and absolutely unforgetable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440482536
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
06/28/1986
Edition description:
Reprinted
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.77(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Judy Blume, one of America’s most popular authors, is the recipient of the 2004 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of beloved books for young people, including Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, and novels for adult readers, including Wifey, Smart Women, and Summer Sisters. Her work has been translated into thirty-two languages.Visit Judy at JudyBlume.com or follow her on Twitter at @JudyBlume.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York's Upper East Side, Key West, and Martha's Vineyard
Date of Birth:
February 12, 1938
Place of Birth:
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Education:
B.S. in education, New York University, 1961
Website:
http://www.judyblume.com/

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Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book for childern ages 8-11 years old. It was imaginative, funny, and a special read. Don't forget to buy this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should definitly get this book if you can. It's funny and exciting. Judy Blume rocks!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Starring Sally J. Freedman as herself by Judy Blume is a fictional book. I really liked this book because it kept me guessing about how the main character, Sally is going to resolve the conflict. The setting of this book is a few years after WW2 in Miami Beach, Florida. the major conflict of the book is that WW2 has just ended and Sally and her family move to Miami Beach. Sally thinks she won¿t make any friends and she thinks that her new neighbor is Hilter in disguise who retired to Miami Beach! Sally also can¿t get used to her dad living in New Jersey without her. Sally soon finds out if her neighbor is really Hilter or not. Besides Sally missing her friends and family in New Jersey she has other things on her mind. I think that Judy Blume is a great author. She writes in the third person point of view. In this book she doesn¿t use big words. Other books by her are also mostly fiction with young characters. I would recommend this book if you like younger characters and books that you can¿t stop reading. I think this is a great book for ages 10 and up and you learn what it was like for sally growing up after WW2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wait wats this even about?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazingly good by the best selling author Judy Blume. Sally must go to Miami because of her brother's health. Sounds fun right? WRONG! Sally hates it there. She has to share a apartment with 2 other people, make new friends, & leave her dad which she calls ' Doey-Bird' because he can whistle like a bird. But in the end, Sally finds that Miami can be full of suprises. A great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked 'Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself'. I think this book is cool and funny because Sally Freedman, the main character, has a very creative mind. You can tell because she thinks Adolph Hitler is in disguise as a Jewish man in Miami, Florida. It is also funny because Sally¿s family believes in good luck and Sally likes to listens to other people¿s conversation on their party line telephone. Sally moves from New Jersey to Florida because her brother has a kidney infection and the move would be good for his health. I prefer the part of this book when she is in Florida, which is most of the book. A lot of things happen to Sally, like her first kiss and helping her teacher paint the bathroom. I like it when Sally writes to her dad, Doey-Bird. I think it is sweet because her dad is still in New Jersey and she misses him. I also enjoy it when she makes up stories in her head. She is very creative. I think a lot of young people would like to read this book because they will find it interesting and entertaining. I recommend 'Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself', for ages 10 trough 12 because it contains some mild language.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is totally amazing! I could read it over and over again! Must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Doey-bird, why do we have to move?¿ Sally asked. She looked clearly upset, and so did her brother, Douglas, who was standing next to her. Sally is a character in Judy Blume¿s book, Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself. ¿Douglas needs the sun to get over his kidney infection, Sally. It¿s not permanent either, only until summer,¿ answered Doey-bird, Sally¿s father. Sally trudged over to her father. She climbed into his lap and whined, ¿It¿s not fair.¿ Sally had learned that she, her father, her mother, Douglas, and Ma Fanny (her grandmother) were moving to Florida. They were going to live there from October until the summer. Since Sally¿s family was Jewish, they had recently celebrated the end of World War 2. Unfortunately, two of Sally¿s relatives died in the war. This book is about Sally¿s life in Miami, Florida. She makes friends with children in her apartment and at school two of them are Andrea and Barbara. Her imagination is huge, so when Sally discovers that a man that looks like Hitler lives in her apartment, she has many ideas about what to do. To pass the time, Sally makes up stories in her head, and keeps in touch with her father, who is still working in New Jersey, which is where her real house is. Sally¿s move to Florida means big changes for her in this thrilling book. The most interesting parts of this book were in the middle. All of the characters were introduced, so that was when the action started happening. An example of this is when Sally is stung by a Man-O-War. Judy Blume makes you want to read on to find out what will occur next. Another thing I thought made the book exciting were the stories Sally made up in her head. She almost always killed Hitler in her stories, and the fact that it would never happen in real life made it humorous. Overall, I think the book was just okay. The story was entertaining, but there weren¿t too many details about the setting, which I would¿ve wanted to hear about. Sally¿s overactive imagination was what I enjoyed most in this book. Even though I thought this book wasn¿t the greatest, I would definitely recommend it to many people. Those in elementary school would care for this book more than I did. Sally has quite an overactive imagination, which means numerous children can relate to her. Also, anyone who vacations in Florida would be interested to read about what it was like back in the 1940s, which is when this book takes place. Those that like a story about mischief and hilarious adventures would enjoy this book as well because there are many times when Sally makes you want to laugh out loud. If you are looking for a decent book to read, Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That is from all of the books its a never put down literrally love it highly recommend
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Sally moves to Florida she has some great adventures. She hears tales, mkes friends, has fights, but, really want's to see her dad who is staying in New Jersey, but her parents aren't divorced. She rewrites the whole world as if she were the star. Love at first sight, and then gone tomorrow. Sally goes through a time of great dispare and a troubleing way of mind. Who knows maybe Sally will be a famous detective or that movie star, but, as of right now she is still trying to figure the world out one step at a time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Awesome book must read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book will encourage kids who are moving to not be afraid of making new friends and starting a new school.I mean,Sally lived her dream probobly by making new friends!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this several times as a teen. Excellant!
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