Buy Used
$0.01
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: :
Comment: Good copy with moderate cover and page wear from being handled and read. Accessories or dust jacket may be missing. Could be an ex-library copy that will have all the stickers and or marking of the library. Some textual or margin notes possible, and or contain highlighting.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Josie Smith and Eileen Hardcover – June 30, 1992


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$0.01
Paperback
"Please retry"
$0.01

Mustache Baby Meets His Match
Competition between toddlers can get ugly. See more books by Bridget Heos
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Hardcover: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry; 1st U.S. ed edition (June 30, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689505345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689505348
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.6 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,904,443 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 3-- Just why Josie and Eileen are best friends is never clear. Josie's mother can't afford to give her a birthday party or the same toys as Eileen's, and although the economic disparity between the girls is offset by Josie's lively imagination, it is often at the root of their quarrels. Still, their love-hate relationship weathers the storms of a party, a sleep-over, and a wedding. Nabb, with an instinctive sense and ability to convey the feelings of her young protagonist, doesn't sugarcoat the real hardships of Josie's life. While many of the situations are funny, they are presented with an underlying pathos not often found in books for this age group. The language is simple and sometimes poetic. The black-and-white drawings make the somewhat lengthy chapters accessible to children just beginning chapter books. The book should find an enthusiastic audience with Ramona (Morrow) fans, and with children who have enjoyed this British child's three previous adventures. --Ruth Smith, formerly at Chicago Public Library
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews

``...even if Eileen was horrible sometimes, she was still Josie Smith's best friend,'' concludes this fourth book about a little girl who lives with her mother in an English village. In three long chapters, Josie inadvertently ends by having an impromptu picnic birthday after her mother says they can't afford a party; weathers homesickness when she's left for two nights with Eileen, who has a notably unsympathetic mother; and is unexpectedly given a real bride's bouquet at the end of a day she's spent making costumes and bunches of dandelions in emulation of a neighborhood wedding in which Eileen is taking part. Josie's small troubles and the complications resulting from her imaginative efforts to make up for ``Mom's'' lack of time and money invariably ring true; the lively dialogue, spiced with the petty insults normal children exchange, and the parents' failure to understand that good intentions often have mischievous results are perfectly believable. Simply told, unusually honest, and entirely childlike, fine for independent reading or for sharing with younger children, Josie continues to be a winner. Illustrations not seen. (Young reader. 5-10) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.