Stink Bomb Mom

Stink Bomb Mom

by Martha Freeman, Molly Delaney
     
 

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Twelve-year-old Rory Mudd has problems. Her spaced-out mom is into yet another weird business. She's selling little marbles that smell funny, for something called Cinnamon Seminars. The strangest people are showing up at her house to smell the horrible stink bombs. Rory just concentrates on taking care of Gerbil City, her menagerie of pets. But when Rory's beloved… See more details below

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Overview

Twelve-year-old Rory Mudd has problems. Her spaced-out mom is into yet another weird business. She's selling little marbles that smell funny, for something called Cinnamon Seminars. The strangest people are showing up at her house to smell the horrible stink bombs. Rory just concentrates on taking care of Gerbil City, her menagerie of pets. But when Rory's beloved dog, Agnes, bites the mayor's daughter, the real trouble begins. The Department of Animal Control is after Agnes, and Rory must figure out how to save her. Could the stink bombs actually come in handy?

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-A zany novel tempered by realistic emotional content. Twelve-year-old Rory has a vast array of animals to look after, including Agnes the dog, and a mother who is known by Rory's friends as Dippy Doria. Not your typical mom, Doria, a sort of New-Age hippie, sells scented marbles, or "stink bombs," for a living. When Rory's best friend Pookie is harmlessly bitten by Agnes, her father has the dog declared a vicious animal. Just as her life is at its bleakest, circumstances arise that save Agnes and make Rory a heroine. Though some aspects of the plot may seem unbelievable, the book generally provides very real situations that most young people can relate to: relationships with parents who can be embarrassing, the serious responsibility of pet ownership, friendship, and the consequences of divorce. Rory is a strong girl trying to make her way despite a mother who is sometimes less mature than Rory herself and a father who is basically absent. The characters are funny and quirky, yet are not so wacky as to be totally unbelievable.-Carrie A. Guarria, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440411895
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
11/10/1997
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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