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Terrible, Horrible Edie by E. C. Spykman

Terrible, Horrible Edie

Terrible, Horrible Edie by E. C. Spykman
May 18, 2010 | 232 Pages
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    May 18, 2010 | 232 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Dec 12, 2012 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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“First released in 1960, this book is able to reach a new audience thanks to its publication as part of the New York Review Books Children’s Collection…the writing is lively and the events interesting…Great summer reading for ages 8 to 12.” —Ottawa Citizen

“Ten-year-old Edie, rebellious, independent, is the mastermind for many breathtaking episodes, which keep her in trouble and everyone else on tenterhooks. Delightful reading.” —Parents Magazine


“Here is a new family as warm as Eleanor Estes’s Moffats, as full of reasonable ingenuity as the Swallows and the Amazons, and as painfully individualistic as Enid Bagnold’s Alice, Thomas, and Jane.” —Saturday Review


Terrible, Horrible Edie seems to me an admirable creation.” -Kaye Webb, The New York Times


“Here …is a story whose good writing, superb characterization, and high sense of the adventure of living make it as a must reading for boys and girls of 10 and up.” –The Chicago Tribune


“When Edie breaks out, there is always plenty of excitement…these episodes ring true…funny, poignant, and tender.” -Ellen Lewis Buell, The New York Times


“The most entertaining family in literature since the Bastables, the Cares of Summerton, Massachusetts, are in absolutely top form in this, the third book in a series about them.” –New York Herald Tribune


“The four Cares children [are] probably the most uninhibited youngsters in fiction since Richard Hughes wrote The Innocent Voyage.” –Ellen Lewis Buell, The New York Times

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