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Best known for Walk Two Moons and The Wanderer, Creech makes good use of another inventive format: Rosie's story unfolds first, over making and eating zuppa, and then Granny Torrelli tells parallel stories from her own childhood to help Rosie with her current predicament. Granny Torrelli's tales are laced with endearing, fun-to-say Italian: "I didn't like it, not one piccolino bit," as is her attempt to help Rosie mend her rift with her best friend Bailey ("That Bailey boy!"), for whom she's starting to feel more-than-friendship feelings.
The details of both Rosie's and Granny Torrelli's respective stories are often quite funny (from Braille jealousy to secret guide-dog training for the legally blind Bailey). But, as usual, what Creech does best is slyly proffer small, nourishing morsels of wisdom--not unlike the cavatelli, the "little dough canoes," that Rosie, Granny Torrelli, and that Bailey boy labor over in the book's sweet second half. Just be warned that you might find yourself starving by the end of the story. (Ages 9 to 12) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I hated this book I had to read it in reading class it was pretty dumb bony buy this bookPublished 4 months ago by Somebody
My grand daughter and I read this together for a book club my grand daughter belongs to. She is 9. Very high reading level and comprehension. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Unknown
I chose this book because I am reading this book in English. So I had to read it!! Thank You!!Published 8 months ago by Geoff Gardner
This book was really good with lots of examples of how to deal with issues. I enjoyed reading the book and learning a little bit of Italian language.Published 8 months ago by Dayle Anyan
My family is Italian and I loved the story of grandmother cooking with her children and the story that interwove with the cooking.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Ummm I loved the book but I read it in 3 days and it got confuseing as you read it because as it goes along like this; Balie was sometimes mad at Rosie and you kinda forget what... Read morePublished 11 months ago by even tho I don't have it yet it sounds awesome!!!
This was a good book. I read it with my son as it was assigned summer reading. We both enjoyed it.Published 12 months ago by Kim Romain
My son thought the book was not exciting enough for him. It did not peak your interest thoughout the bookPublished 12 months ago by Janelle Collins
It was just perfect:) Thanks for a great book!!!!! I will definitely read more of your work! IT was a great storyPublished 12 months ago by Charles Murphy