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The Night Before College
     

The Night Before College

by Sonya Sones, Ava Tramer, Mar Dalton (Illustrator)
 

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“Just the thing to tuck into a teen’s stocking (or maybe shower caddy).” --Publishers Weekly

Sonya Sones, author of YA novel What My Mother Doesn't Know, has written a nifty, witty take-off of The Night Before Christmas with her daughter Ava Tramer, a recent Harvard grad. This small-format jacketed hardcover takes a look back

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“Just the thing to tuck into a teen’s stocking (or maybe shower caddy).” --Publishers Weekly

Sonya Sones, author of YA novel What My Mother Doesn't Know, has written a nifty, witty take-off of The Night Before Christmas with her daughter Ava Tramer, a recent Harvard grad. This small-format jacketed hardcover takes a look back at all the stops on the route to college--touring campuses, prepping for SATs, writing the dreaded essay, getting the thumbs-up-or-down news, and finally, at long last, packing and setting off for the next chapter. A perfect gift for the college bound.

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Publishers Weekly
04/14/2014
From the publisher of Natasha Wing’s long-running Night Before series comes a picture book that aims for an audience whose first day of class is more likely to involve organic chemistry than organic juice boxes. The mother-daughter team of Sones and Tramer use Clement Clarke Moore’s holiday classic to sing the praises of soon-to-be college students and send them on their way. There’s more than a little hyperbole involved (“They had aced it in preschool,/ read books by age four./ And before they turned six,/ they had joined the Peace Corps”), and the occasional dash of adult humor offsets the cute format (of the SATs: “they feared if they froze,/ and the scores they got sucked,/ the rest of their lives/ would be totally... ruined”). Dalton creates a genial, if somewhat nondescript cast of everypeople, from crowded quads filled with readers, guitar-strummers, and sunbathers to the proud family members who gather around the grill to send off the college-bound teens with a barbecue. Just the thing to tuck into a teen’s stocking (or maybe shower caddy). Ages 17–up. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448461472
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/22/2014
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 5.81(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
17 - 18 Years

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Meet the Author

Sonya Sones (www.sonyasones.com) has written five novels in verse for young adults, including the award-winning What My Mother Doesn't Know and, most recently, To Be Perfectly Honest (A Novel Based on an Untrue Story).

Ava Tramer works in Hollywood. Her TV credits include The Office, The Mindy Project, and Hello Ladies. Both Soyna and Ava live in Los Angeles, California. Ava Tramer is Sonya Sones' daughter and co-author of The Night Before College.

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