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The Diary of Melanie Martin: or How I Survived Matt the Brat, Michelangelo, and the Leaning Tower of Pizza (Melanie Martin Novels) Diary – June 12, 2001
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Top Customer Reviews
Melanie's accounts of plane travel, Italian culture ("Almost everyone here speaks Italian-even kids"), and her goofy adventures with her family (at a museum she plays a game with Matt to "Point out the Naked People") will have you in stitches. Ms Weston is not only a funny writer, she's a mom and it serves her well in her accounts of family behaviour. This book reminds me of my own family trips when I was a kid (hey, when I was 11, my folks took me to Italy too! I can't say I appreciated it as much as Melanie did, but then maybe she should have joined us for the ride!)
Funny, breezy and filled with the easily believable dialogue of a ten year old (complete with doodles on the pages!) This is a great book for would-be travelers of all ages.
GIRLS' LIFE advice columnist, Carol Weston, has proved that she knows more than her fair share about being a 10-year-old girl, forced to go on a family vacation, especially a family vacation to another country, and that knowledge shines through in Melanie Martin's voice. Melanie is a cute character, who young readers will relate to magnificently, seeing as how she she makes a big deal out of the tiniest dilemmas. Her younger brother, Matt, will find older siblings identifying with Melanie as well, as there is no older sibling who has not experienced the same aggravation that Matt causes Melanie. With short poems, and hand-drawn doodles littering every chapter, THE DIARY OF MELANIE MARTIN: OR HOW I SURVIVED MATT THE BRAT, MICHELANGELO, AND THE LEANING TOWER OF PIZZA, is sure to be a pleaser.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Read this with my 2 girls, ages 9 and 10, in preparation for our summer trip to Italy. We all really enjoyed it, and learned alot about the places we are going as well as just some... Read morePublished 18 months ago by mamma seattle
My daughter loved this book and is now planning a trip to Italy!Published on August 2, 2014 by Amazon Customer
It was really good! I learned some Italian too... I downloaded it because we were flying to Italy to! :)Published on July 22, 2014 by Odelia
I love this book especially after going to Rome I love it and I am going to get the rest o f2f the books!!!!!!!!Published on March 23, 2014 by Kevin G. Markey
We bought this books for my kids (ages 10 and 11) before we went to Italy on vacation. It was a great book. Read morePublished on December 15, 2010 by K
My 11 year old daughter loves this series of books!! She has them loaded on her Kindle and reads them over and over!Published on May 3, 2010 by Crystal B
My 10 year old daughter loves all four of the Melanie Martin books. She cannot put them down. Not only is she entertained, but also has learned a few things about other... Read morePublished on February 11, 2007 by Melissa L. Lombardo
I read melanie martin, and it was sensational!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I wanted to learn about Italy, and she helped me learn about it. Read morePublished on October 8, 2006