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Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

Fall 2003 Fiction
Ages: 9 - 11 yrs.
Artist: Sharon Creech
ISBN: 0060292903
Hardcover Price: $15.99
Review:
Sharon Creech’s new book has two parts. In Part I, Rosie is miserable because of a fight with her best friend. She’s fortunate, though, to have a dear Italian grandmother who consoles her with soup. Granny Torrelli coaxes the story out of Rosie and offers her sound advice. In Part II, Rosie wrestles with being jealous, and Granny helps her cope with the help of homemade pasta.

Anguish over fights and jealousy is all too familiar to children; the tales of the perceptive Granny Torrelli are affectionate and soothing. Creech presents a loving tribute to dear grandmothers, everywhere.

Mary Hollowell   ©2003 Parents' Choice
Mary Hollowell, the mother of two girls, is an associate professor of education at Clayton State University. She is a former science teacher and director of education at Cincinnati Museum Center.


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