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It Always Happens to Leona
It Always Happens to Leona
Author: Juanita Havill, Emily McCully (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780679805281
ISBN-10: 0679805281
Publication Date: 3/20/1991
Pages: 88
Reading Level: Ages 9-12

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Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
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Eight-year-old Leona is sick of being in the middle. While big sister Victoria gets to do everything first because she's the oldest, and little brother Albert gets away with murder because he's so cute, all Leona ever gets is yelled at. It's no wonder she keeps her purse packed and ready for running away at a moment's notice!

That moment comes when freewheeling Uncle Rosco shows up. He races motorcycles, he lives in a mobile home, and best of all, he thinks Leona's terrific! Convinced that her family will never miss her, Leona decides the time has come to hit the road...

"Some of the best scenes since Ramona cracked an egg on her head (in Ramona Quimby, Age 8)...readers are sure to clamor for further adventures of the feisty heroine." --Booklist (starred review)

"A skillful family story about immensely likable people." --Philadelphia Inquirer