Kid in the Red Jacket
By (author) Barbara Park
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Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Park
Book DescriptionIf you thought Junie B. Jones was FUNNY catch more laughs from "New York Times" bestselling author Barbara Park with her hilarious middle-grade novels just right for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and I Funny! Can Howard SURVIVE life without friends? Howard Jeeter s parents have ruined his life. They ve moved him across the country, and all the kids in his new town act like he s totally invisible. At least, all of them except for his six-year-old neighbor, Molly Vera Thompson. Howard could use a friend. But a little girl who talks nonstop? Not what he had in mind. Still, when you re really lonely, you ll be friends with anyone right? An IRA-CBC Children s Choice A Library of Congress Children s Book of the Year A Parents Choice Gold Award Winner * Park writes in a witty and bittersweet style about the awkward, supersensitive age of early adolescence. Another first-rate addition to the middle-grade popular reading shelf. "School Library Journal, " Starred [A] witty middle-grade novel. "Publishers Weekly" "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780394805719
(195mm x 130mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Children's Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Barbara Park
Junie B. Jones #28: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff), Paperback / softback (September 2014)
It's Thanksgiving time and Room One is getting ready for its very own holiday feast! There's even a contest to see which room can write the best thankful list. The winners will get a pumpkin pie! Only it turns out being thankful is harder than it looks. Includes an exclusive picture frame. Illustrations. Consumable.
Junie B., First Grader, Hardback (September 2014)» View all books by Barbara Park
To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, Mr. Scary's first grade class prepares a Thankful List for the school contest, but Junie B. Jones finds it hard to be grateful for squash or Tattletale May.
US Kirkus Review » A boy learns to adapt to his new environment in this realistic story. Howard, 10, is miserable when his family moves from Arizona to Massachusetts in the middle of the school year. His first days in a new school are as bad as he expects - and, worse, the 7-year-old next door, Molly, decides Howard is her new best friend. After some trial and error, Howard extricates himself from Molly's enthusiasm, and makes some friends his own age. The tone of this first-person narrative is rather unpleasant - Howard's complaints and self-pity get stale long before he stops feeling sorry for himself. The plot seems to be constructed simply as a story about moving, and the writing is undistinguished. There are some strong flashes of humor, however, especially in the interchanges between Howard and Molly. The story's voice usually sounds like that of a real 10-year-old; it might serve to remind a reader in the throes of change that things do get better. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Barbara Park
BARBARA PARK is beloved by millions as the author of the wildly popular "New York Times" bestselling Junie B. Jones series, which has been translated into multiple languages and is a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world. She is also the author of award-winning middle-grade novels and bestselling picture books, including "Skinnybones, Almost Starring Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here," and "The Kid in the Red Jacket." Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world.
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