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Tomboy Trouble (Step into Reading, Step 3, paper) Paperback – September 29, 1998

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Grade 2-3-Eight-year-old Georgia has very short hair. When she moves to a new school, her classmates think she is a boy. She corrects them, but some of the children tease her, saying she dresses like a boy and plays boys' games. When she befriends Rose and Robin, students who accept her and support her differences, her adjustment to the new school is made easier. Several things stand out about this story: a mother who lets her child do what she wants even if it is unusual, a friend who stands up to bullies, and a teacher who listens and helps the youngster resolve her problem. And Georgia's strength of character is refreshing. She quietly stands her ground because she is so sure that she is her "own kind of girl." The flat illustrations and somewhat stilted pacing do not prevent it from being a book to recommend to children who are teased about their differences, or to use as a springboard for a discussion of gender stereotypes and individuality.
Diane Janoff, Queens Borough Public Library, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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When eight-year-old Georgia gets a short hair cut, the kids at her new school don't know what to make of her. Her tomboy trouble has just begun as she is repeatedly mistaken for a boy. What's a tomboy to do? With the help of a friend, Georgia proves that she's her own kind of girl!  

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Series: Step into Reading
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 29, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679881271
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679881278
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,960,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By on April 26, 1999
Format: Paperback
Tomboy Trouble shows a girl who is very comfortable with not following gender stereotypes, yet doesn't downplay the struggles she experiences because of it. I liked how it showed the mother supporting her daughter, and I liked the main character's refrain when other children would call her a boy - she didn't insist she was a girl, she just insisted she was Georgia. We need more books like this! As the mother of a gender independent boy, I really appreciated having this book to read to my son.
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