From Publishers Weekly
W said of this diary of a girl who travels from New York to Italy, "Weston clearly knows a 10-year-old's take on foreign customs." Ages 8-12.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Ten-year-old Melanie Martin and her family are going to Italy for spring break. Her diary begins shortly before their European adventures start, and continues as they travel across Italy and back home again. As on many family vacations, the two kids fight, the parents argue, pickpockets strike, children go missing, new things are tried, but, ultimately, everyone has a memorable trip. Melanie's diary has an authentic ring: she grumbles about her brother, her parents complain that she is a grump, but by journal's end she has gained a maturity that often accompanies a trip abroad. Sections of the book are laugh-out-loud funny and Weston's descriptions will have readers wanting to see the country for themselves. An enjoyable read.Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA
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