Too Many Blooms (Petal Pushers Series #1) by Catherine R. Daly, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Too Many Blooms (Petal Pushers Series #1)

Too Many Blooms (Petal Pushers Series #1)

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by Catherine R. Daly
     
 

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Four sisters. One family-owned flower shop. Endless opportunities for fun...or disaster!
This fresh new series is full of girl--and flower--power.

Delphinium "Del" Bloom loves her grandparents' flower shop, where it's always peaceful and calm--unlike her cluttered house, where her three sisters--Rose, Aster, and Poppy--constantly cause drama. But then Gran

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Four sisters. One family-owned flower shop. Endless opportunities for fun...or disaster!
This fresh new series is full of girl--and flower--power.

Delphinium "Del" Bloom loves her grandparents' flower shop, where it's always peaceful and calm--unlike her cluttered house, where her three sisters--Rose, Aster, and Poppy--constantly cause drama. But then Gran and Gramps move away and leave the flower shop in the care of Del's scatterbrained parents! Their first order is for a big wedding and the bride wants everything--especially the flowers--to be PERFECT. Worse, the mean girl in Del's class happens to be a junior bridesmaid! Can Del help her family and save the day?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this launch title of the Petal Pushers series, Del (short for Delphinium) is the eldest of four Bloom sisters, all named for flowers (as are mother Daisy, grandmother Iris, and great-aunt Lily). Seventh-grader Del works part-time at her grandparents' flower shop, her "absolute favorite place in the world to be." Given the novel's proliferation of all things floral, it's not entirely surprising that, despite the drama that arises, Daly's story can be overly rosy. Strong-willed Del is worried when her grandparents take an extended vacation, leaving her disorganized mother in charge of the shop ("I was the only one who knew anything about the store," she insists). Del steps in to help when a haughty bride-to-be demands "one of a kind" flowers for her high society wedding, in which Del's uppity "arch-nemesis" is a junior bridesmaid. As her sisters pitch in, Del resents their encroachment, yet comes to appreciate the benefits of cooperating as a family. Though the story often has the feel of a Disney Channel sitcom, Del's timidity toward her new crush at school credibly balances her self-assuredness. Also available: Flower Feud. Ages 8�12. (Mar.)
Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
Del, short for Delphinium, works part time in her grandparent's flower shop. When her grandparents take a Florida vacation for three months, her mother, Del, and her three younger sisters, Poppy, Aster, and Rose take over the flower shop. Can they bid on a huge wedding and make the arrangements? A new flower shop at the mall with more modern facilities has just opened and is in the bidding. Del learns that the bride is the cousin of her former best friend, Ashley, (now enemy) who will be in the wedding. Del has a hard time adjusting to the rest of her family in the flower shop. She is a neatness freak and keeps trying to organize her mother. Poppy wants to be the flower girl at the wedding. Aster creates Goth bouquets which are in demand. Rose is the lead in a play. A new boy at school is of interest and is at first paired with Del in gym class, but is later paired with Ashley. The family has made much preparation for the wedding before the bride decides on their bid. Disaster threatens when on the eve of the wedding, they learn that the groom's father is allergic to lilacs which are part of the centerpieces. Del, in spite of her feelings, saves her personal Nemesis, Ashley, from grief. This tightly crafted story will hold girls of every age in suspense. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545214506
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Petal Pushers Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,172,998
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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