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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 900L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (May 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805087052
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805087055
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #483,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Her witty prose has the right balance of nostalgia and self-deprecation.” --School Library Journal
 
“In these light and funny pages, grownup Ann looks back with unmerciful self-deprecation on herself as she was in the early 1960s, and the result is a book that children ages 8-14 can enjoy as a kind of genial historical artifact and that their parents can read with affectionate winces at the quirks and obsessions of long-ago childhood.” --The Wall Street Journal
 
"Hodgman's longings, insecurities, and passions are universal…the book's strength lies in her blistering sense of humor and her refusal to talk down to readers.” --Publishers Weekly
 
"Rueful, funny and nostalgic…” --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Ann Hodgman lives in Washington, Connecticut with her husband, the writer David Owen, and one million pets.

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Ann Hodgman is author of more than forty children's books, several humor books, and the BEAT THIS! and BEAT THAT! cookbooks. She has two children and twenty pets. Ann Hodgman lives in Washington, Connecticut.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By K. Killilea on May 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Ann Hodgman is so, so funny. I read her COOKBOOKS out loud to my kids and we all crack up. This may not be a particularly helpful review, but I can say with certainty that if you are smart, nice, and human, you will love this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Kane on July 22, 2013
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This autobiographical account of writer Ann Hodgman's childhood ranks with Cheaper By the Dozen, Thurber's My Life and Hard Times, and Hildegarde Dolson's We Shook the Family Tree for the humor and drama the author imparts to her memories of family and school life. Parents who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s--and fans of Hodgman's terrific cookbooks--will enjoy the stories as much as their kids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By careful mom on July 16, 2013
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This a favorite of my 10 year old. She loves reading passages aloud, and I have to admit some of them are funny. I haven't read the whole book, but I know after reading a library copy my daughter liked it so much she wanted to buy a copy to own and re-read. The author's self-depricating style appeals and seems to put girls at ease about how embarrasing things can happen to anyone and still life goes on.
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