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Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren (Junie B. Jones, No. 7) Paperback – October 29, 1996


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 310L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (October 29, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679866965
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679866961
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #197,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Booklist

Gr. 1^-2, younger for reading aloud. Junie B. Jones falls in love with the new boy in her kindergarten class in the latest First Stepping Stone Book about the eager pre-schooler and her friends. As with Lois Lowry's See You Around, Sam (1996), older kids will laugh at Junie's klutzy innocence, even as they recognize their own vulnerability in the classroom and the school yard. Brunkus' line drawings pick up the farce of Junie's desperate efforts in the world of romance and rivalry. Hazel Rochman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

From USA TODAY:
"Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set."

From Publisher' Weekly:
"Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun."

From Kirkus Reviews:
"Junie's swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world....A hilarious, first-rate read- aloud."

From Booklist:
"Park, one of the funniest writers around . . . brings her refreshing humor to the beginning chapter-book set."

From Time magazine:
"Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty."

From School Library Journal:
"Park is truly a funny writer. Although Junie B. is a kindergartner, she's sure to make middle graders laugh out loud."

More About the Author

I grew up in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. It was a small town surrounded by farmland . . . the kind of town where you greet people by name on Main Street. It was only an hour's drive to the ocean. So every summer we spent family vacations on Long Beach Island. My brother and I would ride the waves during the day and play miniature golf at night. It's the kind of idyllic memory that stays in your head long after you've grown up and moved away.
After graduating from high school and spending two years at Rider University, I transferred to the University of Alabama where I met my husband, Richard. Eventually his job brought him to Arizona. We both fell in love with the desert and wanted to stay here forever. Still, during the heat of the Arizona summers, those ocean memories would come rushing back. So-after years of sweaty summers-my husband and I finally built a house on Long Beach Island, the same island where my brother and I rode the waves as kids. In the story business, that's called "coming full circle." These days, Richard and I divide our time between the desert and the ocean. In the words of Junie B. Jones, I'm a lucky duck.

Q. What inspired you to start writing?

In my case, it was sort of "reverse" inspiration. I got a degree in secondary education. My plan was to teach high school history and political science. But, because of a scheduling problem my senior year, I ended up doing my student teaching in the seventh grade. The word disaster doesn't really cover this one. I'll spare you the details. But as I ran screaming from the school building every day, I knew that I would never be a teacher. My husband and I married after graduation, and started a family. A few years later, when I was ready to go to work, I was still haunted by the memories of student teaching. So I was "inspired" to try my hand at writing instead.

Q. How did you go about getting published?

The first children's novel I wrote was Operation: Dump the Chump. As soon as it was finished, I bought a copy of Writer's Market, found some addresses, and started sending it off to publishers who were accepting unsolicited manuscripts. It was rejected three times. All three rejections managed to work in the classic industry one-liner, "It isn't right for our list."

The fourth time I sent it to Alfred Knopf, Inc. A few weeks later, they called and said it was exactly right for their list. I felt like I'd hit the lottery.

Q: You've written middle-grade novels, early chapter books, and picture books. Which do you like writing best?

I can't really say which I like best. But after all the Junie B. books I've written, those certainly come the easiest. The middle-grade novels are more of a challenge. But in some ways, that makes them more rewarding. The last two I've written (Mick Harte Was Here and The Graduation of Jake Moon) were both about very sensitive topics, so it took a long time to get them exactly right. But I think those two books have made me the most proud.

Q. Tell us about your most recent picture book.

It's called, MA! There's Nothing to Do Here! It's about a baby in utero who is bored out of his mind. The idea for it was born (so to speak) when my daughter-in-law, Renee, invited me to my first grandson's ultrasound. Although I had never had an ultrasound myself, I'd seen pictures of other babies in utero. But I wasn't prepared for how amazing it would be to see my own little grandbaby on that screen. I felt like I was watching the Discovery Channel.

Q. How much did you continue to think about the baby after seeing the ultrasound? How did this develop into the idea for the book?

A. On the way out of the doctor's office, I remember thinking, Okay, so now we're all going back to our busy lives. But the baby is still in there just floating around. Except for an occasional kick or hiccup, he's got absolutely nothing to do.

A few months later-when I was getting ready to give Renee a baby shower-I wrote this poem, framed it, and gave it to her as a shower gift.

Q. Of the characters you've created, who is your favorite?

A. This would be a bit like picking a favorite child. I don't have a single favorite character, but again, I lived with the characters Mick and Phoebe Harte and Jake and Skelly Moon for a very long time. So those four are the most dear to me.

The characters I've had the most fun with have been the little ones. Little kids are so free to say whatever is on their minds. They aren't silenced by peer pressure and the notion that they have to sound cool. Molly Vera Thompson in The Kid in the Red Jacket is six, and Thomas Russo in My Mother Got Married and Other Disasters is five. They both were such fun to write about that they led to the creation of Junie B. Jones.

Q. Is Junie B. modeled after you as a child? Did you ever do any of the things that Junie B. does?

A. I was sent to "Principal" in first grade for talking. There were lots of notes sent home that year, as well. My father was on the Board of Education. Not good.

Q. There's been some criticism of the Junie-speak in the series. How do you answer concerns that Junie's grammar is not good for young readers?

A. Honestly, most of the grown-ups I hear from are writing to tell me that Junie B. Jones got their reluctant readers to read. I have drawers full of letters from parents and teachers that are so meaningful to me, I can't bear to part with them. These are adults who understand that fictional literature plays a whole different role in children's lives than a book of grammar or a basic reader.

That having been said, there are always going to be a handful of people who denigrate books that speak in a voice other than their own. I've stopped trying to explain the concept of literature to people like that. Wasted time better spent.

8. What makes you laugh?

My sense of humor is a little bit off-center, I think. In the movies, I usually laugh at parts that no one else seems to think are funny. Then there are movies like Young Frankenstein where I laugh from the opening scene straight through to the end.

Lots of other things make me laugh, as well. My husband and sons make me laugh. My dog. My grandsons. Friends. The absurdities of life. My lopsided cakes. The list goes on . . .

What advice do you have for teachers that are aspiring writers? For kids?

There's nothing revolutionary in my advice, I'm afraid. It's the same old stuff. Write as much and as often as you can. Try different genres to find your niche. Then rewrite, rewrite, rewrite. And-above all-be your own worst critic.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 10, 1998
Format: Paperback
Since discovering the Junie B. Jones series, I have become a huge Barbara Park fan. I've read all eleven and can't wait for the new one coming out next month. I wish Junie B. was real so that I could give her a big hug...she is precious! I read these books to my daughter's second grade class and they love them just as much as I do. These books may be written for children, but children could not enjoy them anymore than I do. Junie B. Loves Handsome Warren is among my favorites...I recommend this one as well as all of Barbara Parks books!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By dephal VINE VOICE on December 14, 2005
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My daughter is accumulating a collection of Junie B. Jones books, which she enjoys very much. In this installment, Junie B. falls in love with the new boy; unfortunately, so do two of her friends. The book has a gentle lesson about how to make and keep friends, but my daughter loves it because it's funny. The author as given Junie B. such a quirky voice that even grown-ups like me can enjoy listening to their kids read this book aloud.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 3, 2002
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JUNIE B. Jones books are so fun to read. I like one book that is called Juine B. Jones Loves Hansome Warren. In this story one part I like is when she says I want a dress and some shoes that have lighting. So she is a trouble maker and a nosy girl. I will give this book 4 stars because kids like reading her books and when Junie does something the kids want to do the same.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 26, 2000
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I thought that this book was really great. Junie makes a lot of mistakes, but that is why we like her. She reminds us of us. Warren didn't know which of Junie's friends to like because they were fighting over him. Junie wanted to get that handsome Warren to like her, so when he was crying one day, she was his friend and made him happy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 11, 2000
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I thought that this book was really great. Junie makes a lot of mistakes, but that is why we like her. She reminds us of us. Warren didn't know which of Junie's friends to like because they were fighting over him. Junie wanted to get handsome Warren to like her, so when he was crying one day, she was his friend and made him happy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Boswell on August 29, 2000
Format: School & Library Binding
My 5 year old daughter has discovered Junie B. Jones and she can't get enough of these books. We've found and read two of these books already and are on a quest to find more. Thank you, Barbara Park for writing such marvelously adorable books that kids love to read and enjoy!
Handsome Warren is a hilarious book and I highly recommend it!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 23, 2003
Format: Library Binding
This a great book.Kids will love it.
I've read all the Junie B books.
This book is about a boy named Warren that Junie B loves!
Junie B just doesn't get how Warren could like a nother girl.
Junie B is having a hissy fit,she just has to tell everyone about it. Barbara Park does it again!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kate's Mom on January 16, 2003
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Excellent chapter book series for girls. Junie B. is in kindergarten, but book is designed for older independent readers or lower level read aloud. 2nd grade reading assignment.
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