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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 650L (What's this?)
  • Series: An Apple Paperback
  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children (June 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590459171
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590459174
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #919,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-5-- The signs of formulaic contemporary sit-com fiction are in abundance in this sequel to Ten Kids, No Pets (Holiday, 1988). The 11 Rosso children's summer at Fire Island is filled with so many choppy family happenings and so many people that only the surface is available to readers. Plot wins out over style, and sometimes the pace and content strain credibility. In oldest child Abigail's chapter, she sets out to meet people and literally bumps into two girls and a boy who is a movie star. "The longer they talked, the more relaxed Abbie felt, and the more Justin really did seem like just a regular guy . . . She'd been on Fire Island for just two and a half hours, and already she'd made three friends. She belonged." Martin tucks in animal-rights issues and Lyme disease, a mystery, practical jokes, and a couple of bullies to make the summer complete. In spite of all these obstacles, the caring of the children for each other comes through, as does the love and good humor of their parents. But for a much better story about a large family who spends the summer on an island, try Gilbreth's Cheaper by the Dozen (Crowell, 1963), a true story about a Nantucket vacation a long time ago. --Carolyn Jenks, formerly at Oyster River Elementary School, Durham, NH
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews

An episodic story uniting the big, alphabetically named family in Ten Kids, No Pets (1988) with the leads from Just a Summer Romance (1987). The Rossos are looking forward to their summer rental on Fire Island--a rambling old house on the beach. Abbie, the responsible eldest, is the focus of the first chapter as she worries about the complications of train travel with so many kids. In the ten subsequent chapters, each of the others takes center stage--little number ten, Janthina, gets a makeover on a movie set; solitary Calandra hopes and fears that the house next door is haunted; Ira seems to have Lyme disease, but quickly recovers; Faustine becomes a vegetarian and tries to convert her family--with the result that, though the chapters aren't independent stories, the characters perform so briefly that there's little chance to know them. Meanwhile, the hustle and bustle of a large family and its many interconnections are glimpsed but not really explored, despite an overabundance of details of daily life. The children do have walk-on roles in each other's stories, thus tidying up loose ends from their own. Easily read fare, sure to please fans of Martin's popular ``Babysitters'' books. (Fiction. 8-12) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Ann M. Martin is the bestselling author of the momentous series The Baby-sitters Club, as well as the Main Street series. Her other acclaimed novels include "A Dog's Life," "Belle Teal," "Here Today," and the Newbery Honor Book "A Corner of the Universe." She lives in upstate New York. For more information, visit www.scholastic.com/bsc.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 26, 2001
Format: Paperback
Eleven Kids, One Summer is a great book. As the sequel to Ten Kids no Pets, it still has the same lighthearted humor as its preceder. In Eleven Kids, One Summer, the ten Rosso kids have lots of adventures. (I said ten and not eleven because Keegan doesn't do much.) This was a really good book and I recommend it to kids from 1 to 101!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
I liked this book alot. Each chapter stars one kid. There were chapters for each Rosso kid. This book was a great sequel to "Ten Kids, No Pets".
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A Kid's Review on February 27, 2007
Format: Paperback
If you like kids, and you have read Ten Kids, No Pets then this book is for you! This books is about the Rossos who have 11 kids! Their ages are like stair steps!! But the baby is 6 months so he doesn't fit in the stair steps! They also have twins that are like the landing of the stair step, as Abby says! Each of the kids have thier own chapter in the book! Hannah plays pranks on some of the kids and Candy is afraid that thier is a ghost next door! What happens when Keegan dispappears?? You will have to read the book to find out!
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A Kid's Review on April 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
In this thrilling sequel to TEN KIDS, NO PETS, the eleven Rosso children- Abby, Bainbrige, Candy, Woody, Hardy, Jan, Keegan, Dinnie, Ira, Faustine, and Hannah -go with their parents to spend the enitire summer on Fire Island, where they have an incredible amount of adventures! For instance, Abby befriends a movie star, Woody starts a business, Faustine trys to prevent fishing, and Candy finds out about a haunted beach house! Every kid has a chapter from his or her point of view. I read this book again and again, and every time I don't want it to end!
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A Kid's Review on June 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a really fun book! Each kid has his or her own chapter in the book. This book has something for everyone, literally! Such as 2 of the kids are always looking for mysterys to solve, one kid is crafty and makes crafts to sell at the ferry docks, one of the girls dreams of being a movie star, etc. This is a fun book to read during summer because you dont have to read it straight through. Each chapter is kind of a story in itself. So you can read it off and on. Im 12 and I read the book 3 times! I would recommend this book for kids age 5 to 13. This book makes a great gift and younger kids love it too. BUY THIS BOOK, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!!!!!
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A Kid's Review on April 22, 2002
Format: Library Binding
The book Eleven Kids One Summer is a great book about a family of
13! This book tells their exiting stories about a summer they spent on an island of the coast of NY. Every kid has their own chapter telling about their own most exiting part of the summer. Like, when they meet a movie star shooting a movie on the island. Or when they heard a spooky story from a fisherman and find the truth about it. I recamend this book to people who like exiting humarus books!
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