The Night Before College

The Night Before College

by Sonya Sones, Ava Tramer, Mar Dalton
     
 

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“Just the thing to tuck into a teen’s stocking (or maybe shower caddy).” —Publishers Weekly

Sonya Sones, author of YA novel What My Mother Doesn't Know, has written a nifty, witty take-off of The Night Before Christmas with her daughter Ava Tramer, a recent Harvard grad. This small-format jacketed hardcover takes a look

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“Just the thing to tuck into a teen’s stocking (or maybe shower caddy).” —Publishers Weekly

Sonya Sones, author of YA novel What My Mother Doesn't Know, has written a nifty, witty take-off of The Night Before Christmas with her daughter Ava Tramer, a recent Harvard grad. This small-format jacketed hardcover takes a look back at all the stops on the route to college—touring campuses, prepping for SATs, writing the dreaded essay, getting the thumbs-up-or-down news, and finally, at long last, packing and setting off for the next chapter. A perfect gift for the college bound.

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Publishers Weekly
04/14/2014
From the publisher of Natasha Wing’s long-running Night Before series comes a picture book that aims for an audience whose first day of class is more likely to involve organic chemistry than organic juice boxes. The mother-daughter team of Sones and Tramer use Clement Clarke Moore’s holiday classic to sing the praises of soon-to-be college students and send them on their way. There’s more than a little hyperbole involved (“They had aced it in preschool,/ read books by age four./ And before they turned six,/ they had joined the Peace Corps”), and the occasional dash of adult humor offsets the cute format (of the SATs: “they feared if they froze,/ and the scores they got sucked,/ the rest of their lives/ would be totally... ruined”). Dalton creates a genial, if somewhat nondescript cast of everypeople, from crowded quads filled with readers, guitar-strummers, and sunbathers to the proud family members who gather around the grill to send off the college-bound teens with a barbecue. Just the thing to tuck into a teen’s stocking (or maybe shower caddy). Ages 17–up. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448461472
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/22/2014
Series:
Night Before Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
320,296
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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