The Pain and the Great One

The Pain and the Great One

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by Judy Blume, Irene Trivas
     
 

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An eight-year-old girl, "The Great One," and her six-year-old brother, "The Pain," state their cases about each other and who is best loved by their parents

An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.

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An eight-year-old girl, "The Great One," and her six-year-old brother, "The Pain," state their cases about each other and who is best loved by their parents

An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.

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"Vibrant watercolors add depth and humor to a valuable book on sibling relationships."—School Library Journal.
Children's Literature - Anne Pechnyo
Blume’s picture book, originally published in 1974, is reissued as a chapter book with new illustrations. The first chapter, titled “The Pain,” is an older sister’s account of how her first-grade brother is a pain. She describes how her brother seems to get away with everything, from crying too much to not washing his face to not eating his meat at dinner. Even their cat sleeps with him instead of with her, which is one of the many reasons she thinks their parents love him more. The second chapter, titled “The Great One,” is the younger brother’s account of how his older sister is “a jerk.” He now has the chance to describe how his sister thinks she’s special just because she is older and has more responsibilities, and he comes to a similar conclusion that she did: their parents love her more. Written as free-verse poetry, this is a timeless tale of sibling rivalry and the different ways two people can perceive the same situation. Lauren Rille designed the eye-catching new jacket with jacket illustrations by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Reviewer: Anne Pechnyo; Ages 6 to 10.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780027111002
Publisher:
Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Publication date:
10/01/1984
Series:
Pain and the Great One Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Judy Blume, one of America’s most popular authors, is the recipient of the 2004 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of beloved books for young people, including Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, and novels for adult readers, including Wifey, Smart Women, and Summer Sisters. Her work has been translated into thirty-two languages.Visit Judy at JudyBlume.com or follow her on Twitter at @JudyBlume.

Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the author of Where Are My Books?. Her illustrations also appear in Sea Monkey and Bob, written by Aaron Reynolds; I’m Bored (New York Times Notable Book) and Naked!, written by Michael Ian Black; as well as ten Judy Blume chapter books and middle grade titles. For more info, visit DebbieOhi.com or @InkyElbows on Twitter.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York's Upper East Side, Key West, and Martha's Vineyard
Date of Birth:
February 12, 1938
Place of Birth:
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Education:
B.S. in education, New York University, 1961
Website:
http://www.judyblume.com/

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The Pain and the Great One 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv all of her books they r awesome i have read this book a million times it is really great }:-)
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What a great story!!! Love all her books
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