Amber Brown loves the holidays. But this year, the season is bringing big changes. Amber's dad has moved back to New Jersey, which means shared custody. Soon Amber feels as if half of her belongs to her mom and half of her belongs to her dad. Amber decides that she needs to claim something for herself, and when the topic of ear-piercing comes up, she knows just what she's going to do! After all, don't her ears belong to her? Full of all the fun, humor, and realistic dialogue that Paula Danziger's famous for, this is a winning entry in the ever-popular series.
"Upbeat, authentic, and humorous." - School Library Journal, starred review
"Fresh and fast-paced." - Entertainment Weekly
About the Author
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Beginning her career as a teacher, Danziger taught at the junior high, high school, college levels. She received her Masters Degree in reading and during that time she wrote her first bestselling novel, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. She returned to teaching, but the success of her book encouraged her to become a full-time writer. It was non-stop for Danziger since then. Among her titles are: the enormously popular Amber Brown books as well as Remember Me To Harold Square, The Divorce Express, and Can You Sue Your Parents For Malpractice?
Danziger received numerous honors, including: Parent's Choice Awards, International Reading Association - Children's Book Council Awards, a IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award and many nominations for state reading and library association awards.
Known as a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer and speaker, Paula Danziger knew how to relate to young readers at their level. She was vital, funny, and compassionate. She knew how kids felt, what made them laugh, what they wore, collected, read, and played with. From collecting novelty toys that would make any teacher cringe, to wearing jangly earrings, funky glasses and shoes covered with beads and sequins, Paula Danziger had a direct line into kids' hearts and funnybones. She will be missed always.
In Paula's memory, The Amber Brown Fund has been established to bring authors and illustrators to schools and libraries which otherwise could not afford them. Donations may be sent to The Amber Brown Fund/ SCBWI Museum of Children’s Books, 8271 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Tony Ross lives in London, England.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Who love this book!. Im a girl
Amber Parents can¿t agree on anything. They already got a divorce and her father moves to France. But her father comes up and visits for Christmas. In this story Amber feels like she is joint custody of her parents. Amber loves holidays. She like the wrapping the unwrapping and ever thing else that goes along with Christmas. Well Amber makes some decisions and get her ears pierced but her mom says no but her dad doesn¿t know that. But as her dad and Amber spend time together her dad goes and rents a house so that means she will be staying at two houses. Amber lives in New Jersey. Amber loves her dad very much but she doesn¿t like it how her dad rented the house she was very upset her dad said that they could do it together, as she forgive her dad she has something else on her chest that she has to do. Is to find a way to tell her mom that she got her ears pierced with her dad. I think this book is a good book because it interesting and you can understand it. They also have pictures in the book so you can really get the Idea of the book. I think whoever is going to read this book is really gong to enjoy it.
Amber¿s parents can¿t agree on anything. They already have gotten a divorce and her father move to France. Amber is very mad and sad she doesn¿t know what to do. Her mom gets a boyfriend and she really doesn¿t like him. But after all she does get use to him. Well her dad comes up and visits for Christmas also spend time with his daughter. In this story Amber feels like she is joint custody of her parents. Amber decides to make some decisions and get her ears pierced. Her mom says no but her father does not know that. Well as Amber and her dad go out together and her dad has rented a house. Amber wanted to go pick the house out together because that¿s what her dad said. Amber is very mad, and so now she just needs a way to tell her mom that her dad let her get her ears pierced her mom is not going to be that happy. I think that this book is very interesting because you can really understand it. They also have pictures in here so you can really get the idea of the book. I think who ever is going to read this book is going to really enjoy it and really like what there situation and problems that go on in through in there life and in there house.