Lobster and Ivy Higgins

Lobster and Ivy Higgins

by Nancy Buss, Kim Mulkey
     
 


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Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- Ivy Higgins hopes that the arrival of Captain Nemo, a 27-pound, 32-inch lobster, will help her leave behind the ugly epithets like ``Fish Breath'' and ``Shark Spit'' that her fellow third graders have bestowed upon her. Forever tormented because she and her widowed father live above his fish store, Ivy does indeed achieve a rather miraculous elevation of status during a class trip to see the gargantuan crustacean. Even more miraculous is the decision of her former nemesis, Jerome, to join Ivy in her campaign to save Captain Nemo when her father shockingly offers him as a prize in a clambake raffle. Accessible vocabulary and syntax, serviceable pencil illustrations, and a contemporary setting make for an approachable chapter book that won't intimidate novices. While adults may quibble with the happy solutions that come as easily as those in a ``Brady Bunch'' sit-com, children will find Ivy's newfound friendship and the Captain's eventual rescue quite satisfying. One only wishes that the likable Ivy weren't plagued by so many problems. In addition to her peer and lobster difficulties, she copes with disillusionment about an adored teacher, the lingering effects of the loss of her mother, and tongue-tying shyness--all of which (with the exception of the death of her mother which is simply glossed over) are a little too neatly resolved. All in all, though, Buss shows promise for future offerings. --Jeanne Marie Clancy, Upper Merion Township Library, King of Prussia, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563970115
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
02/01/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.85(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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