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Apr 22, 2008
| ISBN 9780375849671
| Middle Grade (8-12)
Apr 22, 2008 | ISBN 9780375849671 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Elvira’s family has never been the warm, fuzzy type. Most of the time, Elvira can’t stand the sight of her little sister, Kerrie. Elvira and her mother, Mel, fight more often than not. Mel hasn’t spoken to her own family in years. And when Mel announces she’s pregnant again, Elvira’s daddy storms off to Las Vegas to enter an Elvis impersonator competition. But when an urgent phone call sends Elivra, Mel, and Kerrie on an unexpected trip to visit Mel’s family, Elvira discovers that love doesn’t always look like it does in television commercials–it can be as simple as a bucket of blueberries, an attic full of memories, or a song. But it’s there all right. You just have to know how to look for it.
Audrey Couloumbis’s first book for children, Getting Near to Baby, won the Newbery Honor in 2000. Audrey is also the author of several other highly acclaimed books for young readers, including The Misadventures of Maude March, which was named a Junior… More about Audrey Couloumbis
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, March 3, 2008:"Couloumbis’ winning, witty portrayal of a slightly neurotic American family encapsulates eniversal truths about family relationships."
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