Seth and Samona

Seth and Samona


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Seth and Samona by Joanne Hyppolite, Colin Bootman

Seth and Samona are an unlikely pair—he's a quiet boy from a proper Haitian-American family, and Samona's the wildest girl in the fifth grade.  But he's her accomplice in every adventure.  When Samona decides to enter the Little Miss Dorchester pageant, Seth decides he's got to stop her —she'll never win!  But Samona has a big surprise in store for Seth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375895081
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/06/2001
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,232,600
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Joanne Hyppolite was born in Haiti in 1969. Her family settled in the United States when she was four years old, and she grew up in Boston. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in creative writing and received her master's degree from the Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She lives in Florida, where she plans to pursue her goals of writing and teaching. Joanne is currently studying for her doctorate in Caribbean Literature.

Seth and Samona, her first novel, won the Second Annual Marguerite de Angeli Prize.

Hyppolite's most recent novel, Ola Shakes It Up, follows 9-year-old Ola as she shakes up the "cooperative community" of Walcott Corners in an effort to make it as lively as her old neighborhood of Roxbury.

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