From Publishers Weekly
Set in a New York City housing project, this "series of vignettes forms a bouncy oversize novel about a girl's adjustment to her parents' divorce," wrote PW. Ages 8-12.
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Gr. 4-6. Elana Rose Rosen has just moved to an apartment in the city, and, on her scooter, she is excitedly exploring everything she can. New friends, old friends, a winning field day, and her relationship with young Petey (a boy who does not speak) fill her days as she fills sheet after sheet of paper with drawings, acrostics, and sayings. Illustrated with Elana's artwork and notes, this is a visually interesting book. The story is easygoing (Elana's one serious temper tantrum has the ring of truth) and brimming with the everyday details of urban family life--although there appears to be neither litter nor gangs on "these mean streets." The only real source of tension lies in what will happen to Petey, who has a sick mother and an ill-tempered father. Unfortunately, that's never directly addressed. Janice Del Negro
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