Description - And Other Disasters by My Mother got Married
"Having divorced parents was bad enough, but then Charles' mother marriesBen. Ben's two children move in, and Charles has to share his bedroom withfive-year-old Thomas. Charles' reflections on his situation, told in perceptivecontemporary language, are laced with humor and emotion. At times both funnyand touching, this sequel to "Don't Make Me Smile" paints a realisticpicture of life in a blended family."-- "School Library Journal." Readinglevel: 4.8.
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Author Biography - My Mother got Married
BARBARA PARK is best known as the author of the wildly popular New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, which has kept kids (and their grown-ups) laughing--and reading--for over two decades. Beloved by millions, the Junie B. Jones books have been translated into multiple languages and are a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world. Every bit as funny as her best-known character, Barbara once said, "There are those who believe that the value of a children's book can be measured only in terms of the moral lessons it tries to impose or the perfect role models it offers. Personally, I happen to think that a book is of extraordinary value if it gives the reader nothing more than a smile or two. In fact, I happen to think that's huge." Barbara Park is also the author of award-winning middle grade novels and bestselling picture books, including Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here, and The Kid in the Red Jacket. Barbara Park was born in New Jersey in 1947 and spent most of her adult life in Arizona, where she and her husband, Richard, raised two sons. Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world.