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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 03 - 07
  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Scribe Publishing Company; 1st edition (October 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985956208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985956202
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 5-7-Seventh grade is off to a rocky start for Easter Ann. She is being bullied by Horse Girl, the most popular girl in her class, and her only friends are Yoplait, her cat, and Amigo, her dog. Her father works all the time and is oblivious to Easter Ann's attempts at hiding her mother's drinking, so she implements Operation Cool, a plan to improve her life. When she becomes friends with Wreni, the new girl in her small lakeside town, Operation Cool doesn't seem so impossible. Tommy Hansen, the best-looking boy in her class, seems interested in her, and she develops a friendship with Connor, a student who encourages her to pursue her love of photography. As her mother descends deeper into alcoholism, Easter Ann begins to suffer the impact not only at home, but also at school and in her new friendships. It all comes to a head at the talent show when the adults finally realize what is going on and take steps toward positive change. Reveals at the end about Horse Girl and Connor seem a bit contrived, but the friendship between Wreni and Easter Ann hits all the right notes. The protagonist's struggles are well drawn and feel real. Unfortunately, the childish cover may deter the target audience from trying the book. Resources for children dealing with alcoholic loved ones are appended. This is a solid choice for its realistic portrayal of middle school and a child's struggle with an alcoholic parent.-Kefira Phillipe, Nichols Middle School, Evanston, ILα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review

ForeWord Reviews' 2012 Book of the Year in juvenile fiction

"Debut author Jody Lamb nails the seventh-grade mentality in her funny, loving ode to an outcast... irresistible heroine..." - ForeWord Reviews (spring 2013)

"...poignantly deals with parental alcoholism...belongs on the shelf of every school counselor in America." - Betty Ford Institute

"A sensitive look at how alcoholism affects the entire family, especially the children. A message of hope and the possibility of healing....powerful." - Jerry Moe, National Director of Children's Programs, Betty Ford Center

More About the Author

Jody Lamb, author of middle-grade novel Easter Ann Peters' Operation Cool, is a passionate advocate for kids with alcoholic loved ones. She hopes her books generate greater discussion and awareness about coping with the effects of loved ones' alcoholism. After reading nearly everything written about alcoholism and its effect on families, she believes there's great need for contemporary, effective books on the subject for young people. Jody is currently writing non-fiction books for kids related to seeking help and coping when loved ones are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. She intends to find a way to provide those books at no cost to kids. Her first young adult novel is also in progress. Jody is a lifelong fan of books, writing, dogs, peppermint ice cream, ear-to-ear smiles, insides-twisting laughter and her family. She's been told she's pretty ungrownup, for a grownup, in a good way. By day, Jody is a corporate public relations manager. She earned a journalism degree from Michigan State University. Jody lives in metro Detroit in the beautiful Michigan mitten.

She hopes you'll say hi at JodyLamb.com or connect with her on twitter (@jodymlamb), facebook.com/JodyLambAuthor and Google+ (http://gplus.to/JodyLamb).

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Congratulations, Ms. Lamb, on both!
Carol Ann
This book is a good reminder of how our adult decisions affects others, especially kids.
Mark
This is a great book for adults and tweens alike.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark on November 9, 2012
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This book is for adult men and women, teens and kids!

I am an adult man and have to say I really enjoyed reading this book. I finished it in a day. This is the first time I laughed and cried while reading a book. It is that good. Jody Lamb did an excellent job portraying characters and I felt like I actually got to know them personally. She was spot on describing a shy person, especially with the humorous inner dialog of the character Easter Ann Peters. There is something to learn for all ages. This book is a good reminder of how our adult decisions affects others, especially kids. Your heart will sink for the characters in this book. You will realize that although it is just a book, the story is true for so many kids. All adults struggle with something...and this book reminds us how our struggle can spiral out of hand and affect the lives of others.

YOU WILL NOT REGRET YOUR PURCHASE! Enjoy. I would recommend buying a couple because you will know someone that could use this book. If you are a teacher, I recommend reading it and I bet you will want your students to read it (elementary, middle school, high school and college). I do not usually read books like this...but I am happy I did.

I'm looking forward to reading more books from Jody Lamb!

I found this video about the author, I thought it may be helpful to others....she tells us why she writes to help others [...]

-Mark
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie G. Van Koevering on November 8, 2012
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Easter Ann Peters is an engaging, intelligent girl whose struggles to deal with challenging family situations are honest, enlightening and true to life. Jody Lamb is an inspiring new talent; her work speaks for itself and is the hallmark of a writing career that's destined to have a lasting impact.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By paulbear on March 26, 2013
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Easter Ann Peters' Operation Cool
This obvious labor of love will help a lot of children dealing with alcoholic loved ones. I bought a Kindle version for myself and a paperback version for my local library. Kids need to know they are not alone in their struggle. Great work Jody Lamb!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Schultz on January 22, 2013
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I wish this book had been written when I was in junior high 25 years ago. It captured so much of the anxiety and confusion of a person growing up with an alcoholic parent. Even though it is a book geared towards youth, I enjoyed every bit of the story. There are so many aspects that seem like insignificant details, but to an adult child of an alcoholic they speak volumes about the dynamic of living in an alcoholic household. Parts of this book brought me to tears. Well done. I'll be looking forward to more writings from Ms. Lamb.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carol Ann on January 16, 2013
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There are two wonderful stories here. There is the inspiring story of young Easter Ann and how she deals not only with the "normal" trials of adolescence but also her sad secret. And then there is the author's own story - one of determination and hope and her own inspirational path to seeing her dream to fruition, helping young people who are worried about or negatively affected by a loved one's alcoholism.. Congratulations, Ms. Lamb, on both! There can be no doubt of the author's heartfelt intentions to write this sensitive and powerful novel for the sole purpose of offering hope and help to those who may not have the knowledge or help they need. There is also an important list of resources at the end of the book that includes organizations, websites and books for further support.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By december on December 29, 2012
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This book is extremely well written. Lamb has managed to take a very serious topic and through the perspective of a young girl, write about it with humour and grace. Easter's voice is so honest and sincere and she manages to show the heartbreak a young girl goes through when having an alcoholic parent.

Easter's goal to be "cool" in the seventh grade is juxtaposed with her tragic home life. It's very difficult to read about her battle to take care of her mother while still trying to retain normality in her life. Easter will make you laugh and make you cry. You'll cheer for her when she succeeds and cry with her when she doesn't.

Even though I've never faced the issues that Easter does, I find myself with more knowledge about this sensitive issue that affects many people. I commend Lamb for writing such a poignant and moving novel that instills hope instead of passing judgement. Highly recommended for all young adults.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rich on December 18, 2012
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This book is great on multiple levels. It is a unique prospective on young children's challenges with having alcoholic family members. I highly recommend it for all ages.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dana Sitar on November 18, 2012
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I picked up this book because I was charmed by the author through the super-upbeat blog she writes for YA readers. Jody does a great job of dealing with a heavy issue in a real but light way that any reader can relate to and learn from.

You'll fall in love with the well-intentioned awkwardness of 12-year-old Easter instantly. You'll laugh at her silly jokes, and your heart will cry for the heavy problems she's facing with such bravery.

Kudos to Jody for using her talent and passion to help young people!
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