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Sweet and Sour Lily
     

Sweet and Sour Lily

by Sally Warner, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
 

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Six-year-old Lily Hill takes life by the horns in these funny and enjoyable chapter books for grade-schoolers.
The irrepressible Lily learns the hard way how to make friends in a new school. After moving from a small town to the big city of Philadelphia, Lily is eager to make friends and a good impression at Betsy Ross Primary School. But her plans backfire when

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Six-year-old Lily Hill takes life by the horns in these funny and enjoyable chapter books for grade-schoolers.
The irrepressible Lily learns the hard way how to make friends in a new school. After moving from a small town to the big city of Philadelphia, Lily is eager to make friends and a good impression at Betsy Ross Primary School. But her plans backfire when she brings her cherished doll, Lilanna, to school and Lily is labeled a troublemaker. Lily must learn that the ability to apologize and forgive can make life a lot happier. Humorous and helpful, Sweet and Sour Lily takes on universal kid issues in a refreshing, funny, and thoughtful way that will keep kids reading.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-A little less sassy than Junie B. Moon, with Ramona Quimby's sense of justice, six-year-old Lily tells about her first week of first grade. Hoping to make friends, she sneaks a Barbie she calls Lilanna into school to show it to two classmates knowing that toys aren't allowed. Trouble results when the teacher confiscates the doll for a week and Lily fears she will have a bad reputation for the rest of the year. With advice from her brother Casey (who told his story in Dog Years [Knopf, 1995]), she is able to apologize to the teacher, straighten out friendship issues, and anticipate a good school year. Her father's imprisonment, a part of the first book, is mentioned here but is not an essential part of the story. Older readers who enjoy reading about their former selves will appreciate Lily's struggles and children new to chapter books may be living similar difficulties themselves. Large print, eight chapters each with a black-and-white line illustration, and a likable cast of characters will satisfy a variety of readers.-Susan Hepler, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375800559
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/18/1999
Series:
Sally Warner's Lily Series
Edition description:
1ST KNOPF
Pages:
85
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.53(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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