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Here Comes Heavenly Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 1999

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 610L (What's this?)
  • Series: Here Comes Heavenly (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (October 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671036262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671036263
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,893,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

This lively launch title for a series of the same name introduces a punk Mary Poppins with spiky, purple hair, gold hoops through an eyebrow and nostril, tattoos on her arms and more than a few tricks up the short sleeves of her tight black T-shirt. This is Heavenly Litebody, who unexpectedly appears one morning and announces to Kit and her siblings that she is their new nanny. The second of five children in a Brady Bunch-style family, Kit (whose workaholic parents are away on business trips) can't figure out who hired Heavenly or how she circumvented the house's sophisticated alarm system. But this 14-year-old narrator soon discovers that these are just the first of many unexplained goings-on surrounding the funky, seemingly omniscient nanny who slyly manages to foil all attempts to disobey her. Heavenly also has the power to effect the positive (e.g., out of the blue, lovestruck Kit receives a phone call from the boy of her dreams; her parents suddenly agree to get a dog). Spiced with amusing repartee, Strasser's (the Help! I'm Trapped In... series) latest is light fare that goes down easily. Ages 11-14. (Oct.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Grade 5-8-Heavenly Litebody is a purple-haired, pierced-and-tattooed nanny who appears, seemingly uninvited, at the home of a blended family of five children ranging in age from 2 to 16, whose antics have driven their previous caregivers packing. Heavenly may not look like Mary Poppins, but she employs a similar modus operandi and has her own brand of magic. Ten-year-old Robby admits to having placed an urgent ad with InstantNanny.com when their current nanny walked off the job while his parents are away on business, but he vehemently denies giving the access code for their security system to this Internet nanny. The children initially chafe under Heavenly's authoritarian regime, but, gradually, the imposition of order on their heretofore chaotic existence wins them over. Returning from their trip, the parents are surprised and appalled to find this apparition in their home and, over the objections of their children, are determined to replace her. Predictably, the new nanny mysteriously fails to arrive on the morning of her first day, the security system is once again on the fritz, and Heavenly is busy preparing breakfast in the kitchen. Readers may scoff at the premise that a family with two teens needs both a nanny and a housekeeper, but those who enjoyed Mary Poppins will laugh at her modern-day counterpart. A slight story, but entertaining nevertheless.
Sylvia V. Meisner, Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 15, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Reading Here Comes Heavenly was fun, and I couldn't wait to see what would happen next! The Rand children live in a nice neighbor hood, with a nanny, or actually not one solid nanny, the kids can't seem to keep one! One day right after the old nanny quit Heavenyl Litebody was in the kitchen cooking breakfast. The kids asked her how she got in, since they have a 'state of the art alarm syster' but Heavenly found a way to get around that. Weird things start to happen when Heavenly is around, and most of them are benifical. Like, when Kit, one of the kids, wants a boy to be her History partener and the teacher picked Kit's enemy, the grl offeres to have Kit as a 3de person in the group. This girl was never nice, and Kit starts wondering why. The when Heavenly tells Samera, the youngest girl, to do her homeowrk in the kitchen. Samera says NO! and when she tries to go up stairs with er book bag, it breaks, not matter how hard she tries, she cant seems to pick up all her books. Read more of this amazing book, and enjoy!
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A Kid's Review on June 30, 2006
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Here comes Heavenly is a very good book.It was so good I finished it in less than twelve hours!It's about a girl named Kit and her brothers and sister.They always had different nannys.Oneday a girl named Heavenly appeared and the alarm didn't go off. So Kit thought she was magic.Samra got a puppy and brought it to the soccer game.Samra was walking her dog when Kit looked at Samra she was gone.Kit looked everywhere then she saw Samra on the other side of the field talking to cute boys. The rest you will have to read.LATER!!!!
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Wow!!! I remember reading this book when i was in 7th grade in 2000, I was 14 yrs old and i kept this book to this present day. It's was very interesting and thrilling!! I kept trying to guess what was going on with "Heavenly Litebody", where she came from, what was she, was she a sibling, so many question that kept me reading this book everyday. I thought it was fantastic and the end was just so full of emotions and happiness. I will buy a brand new cuz mines its old and messy.
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More About the Author

Todd Strasser is the author of more than 120 novels for YA and middle graders. His YA novels including such award winners as No Place, If I Grow Up, Boot Camp, Can't Get There From Here, Give a Boy a Gun, Wish You Were Dead, Blood on My Hands, Kill You Last, the Impact Zone series, and the DriftX series.

His books for middle graders include Abe Lincoln for Class President, Byte Barkley: Secret agent K-9, Don't Get Caught in the Girls' Locker Room, Grizzly Attack, and the best-selling 17-book Help! I'm Trapped in ... series.

His most recent novel for grades 5 and up, FALLOUT, received a stellar review in the New York Times and was named a must-read middle school book by School Library Journal.

Todd lives in a suburb of New York and speaks frequently at schools.