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Who's That Girl (Get Ready For Gabi Series #2)
     

Who's That Girl (Get Ready For Gabi Series #2)

by Marisa Montes, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)
 

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With her friends and familia by her side, Gabí is ready for anything...sort of. Gabí's getting new neighbors...and they are a big mystery. After a little investigating, Gabí discovers a pink and purple bike just like hers in the moving van--and that can only mean one thing: a new friend! Now Gabí, her BFFs (Best Friends Forever), and

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With her friends and familia by her side, Gabí is ready for anything...sort of. Gabí's getting new neighbors...and they are a big mystery. After a little investigating, Gabí discovers a pink and purple bike just like hers in the moving van--and that can only mean one thing: a new friend! Now Gabí, her BFFs (Best Friends Forever), and Abuelita (her grandma) are doing a little snooping to find out: ?qué pasa? What's up with the mystery neighbors?

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In this second adventure, Puerto Rican-American Gab' confronts a minor mystery: why is the new girl in the neighborhood so secretive? Could she even be a ghost? After all, the house is reputed to be haunted. Lizzie, a.k.a. Lizard, is all too human; due to a birth defect, she wears a leg brace and goes to a special school. Not wanting to be pitied, she tries to prevent others from finding out. Gab' and Lizzie quickly bond over their physical agility (Lizzie is an excellent climber) and their imaginary roles as super heroes-Gab' the Great and Gecko Girl, respectively-but almost lose their new-found friendship over Lizzie's older twin brothers, who enjoy terrorizing Gab''s little brother Miguelito. Gab''s narration is propulsive and a little hyper-sure to please young readers-and Cepeda's line illustrations are wry, emotive, and only a bit exaggerated. Spanish words and phrases, explained both by context and a glossary, will feel comfortable and comforting to bilingual students, while providing non-Spanish speakers with an appealing introduction to the language. (Fiction. 6-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439475211
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Get Ready For Gabi , #2
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

MARISA MONTES is the author of Something Wicked's in Those Woods. She lives in Walnut Creek, California.

JOE CEPEDA has illustrated many books for children, including What a Truly Cool World by Julius Lester and Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron. He lives in Whittier, California. DARCY PATTISON is the author of The River Dragon, illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng, as well as the fantasy novel The Wayfinder. She teaches writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and reviews children's books for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

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