The Long-Distance Dispatch Between Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Popularity Papers Series #2)
  • The Long-Distance Dispatch Between Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Popularity Papers Series #2)
  • The Long-Distance Dispatch Between Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Popularity Papers Series #2)

The Long-Distance Dispatch Between Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Popularity Papers Series #2)

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by Amy Ignatow
     
 

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Best friends Julie and Lydia are back in this hilarious sequel to Amy Ignatow's breakout novel!

After spending all of fifth grade studying popularity together, Julie and Lydia are finally ready to put their hard-earned lessons to use in junior high. But before they can, tragedy strikes: Lydia's mom gets a job in London for six whole months! Before Lydia can

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Overview

Best friends Julie and Lydia are back in this hilarious sequel to Amy Ignatow's breakout novel!

After spending all of fifth grade studying popularity together, Julie and Lydia are finally ready to put their hard-earned lessons to use in junior high. But before they can, tragedy strikes: Lydia's mom gets a job in London for six whole months! Before Lydia can say "fancy a cup of tea?" she's thrust into a new school, where she earns a reputation as "the Violent American." Meanwhile Julie's stuck navigating the cliques of American junior high on her own, where she is adopted by a group of troublemaking eighth graders known as the Bichons. The two best friends will have to learn to keep in touch and stand on their own, assisted as always by their trusty notebook. Amy Ignatow's signature sense of humor is on full display in this satisfying sequel.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—Julie and Lydia are back with a brand-new dilemma. Just one month before entering junior high, Lydia's mother announces that she has taken a job in London for six months, leaving Julie with the task of becoming popular on her own while her best friend makes new friends and explores a new city. As in The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Abrams, 2010), the girls communicate often in handwritten notes or via email. Ignatow explores their individual personalities and develops them further through social interactions in their respective schools. Julie struggles with becoming one of the Bichons, an in-group, while Lydia corrals those she considers to be outcasts to try to boost their popularity. Creative illustrations abound, showcasing each character's unique style. This is a great recommendation for reluctant readers and fans of Jeff Kinney's "Wimpy Kid" books (Abrams), Rachel Renée Russell's "Dork Diaries" (S & S), and Jim Benton's "Dear Dumb Diary" books (Scholastic).—Lia Carruthers, Roxbury Public Library, Succasunna, NJ
ALAN Review - Erica Cain
After spending a summer at camp together discussing the coming adventures of junior high, Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang are split apart; Lydia's family is moving to Great Britain. Each of the girls begins to form her own 6th-grade reputation at a new school. Lydia becomes known as the "Violent American," and Julia's acceptance into a popular 8th-grade clique pushes them to analyze their own choices involving friendship. Amy Igantow puts her own signature style of graphic novels into this book through a series of cartoon correspondence between the girls, highlighting Julie's adjustments to junior high and Lydia's exploration of British culture. Their revelations to each other and themselves will keep the audience laughing about their funny intrigues and relatable tales. More important, the girls learn valuable lessons involving true friendship when exploring the meaning of popularity on two continents. Reviewer: Erica Cain

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419701832
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Series:
Popularity Papers Series, #2
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
207,343
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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