Book Reviews of The Great Green Notebook of Katie Roberts: Who Just Turned 12 on Monday

The Great Green Notebook of Katie Roberts: Who Just Turned 12 on Monday
The Great Green Notebook of Katie Roberts Who Just Turned 12 on Monday
Author: Amy Hest
ISBN-13: 9780439083218
ISBN-10: 0439083214
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 110
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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reviewed The Great Green Notebook of Katie Roberts: Who Just Turned 12 on Monday on + 20 more book reviews
Great book. Would deffinitly recommend. It includes letters, overviews of days and more.
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Grade 4-7-This third book about Katie Roberts is set in Texas in 1948. Katie, 12, pours her heart out in her diary and in her letters to Mrs. Leitstein, her old neighbor and dear friend back in New York City. She writes about her mother and stepfather, the antics of her infant twin brothers, her best friend Lucy, and the ups and downs of her life as a seventh grader. She also deals with her feelings about her father, who was killed in the war. When Rudy, a shy boy from Italy, joins her class, Katie is made his spelling tutor and reluctantly goes to the library at recess to help him. As time passes, however, her feelings about him begin to change. Historical details are nicely woven into the story as are the religious practices of Katie and Rudy's Jewish families. Pencil drawings add to the realism of the diary format and help to personalize the entries. Readers will empathize with Katie as she feels left out, wants to be popular, misses her old life in New York, longs for a boyfriend, and does thousands-maybe millions-of chores with no thanks. Although some of the subject matter is quite somber, this story is much more upbeat than titles in the "Dear America" series (Scholastic), which also use the diary format. With believable characters and a touch of romance, Hest's book should prove popular.
reviewed The Great Green Notebook of Katie Roberts: Who Just Turned 12 on Monday on + 26 more book reviews
great book also its scholastic so enjoy
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Written like a diary, this book tells a story of Katie's family starting a restaraunt. There is a lot to this short book.