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Honeysuckle House

Honeysuckle House

Fall 2004 Fiction
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Author: Andrea Cheng
ISBN: 1-886910-99-5
Hardcover Price: $16.95
Sarah and her best friend, Victoria, play imaginative games in a sheltered spot under the honeysuckle. One afternoon, Victoria's flaky mother bundles her into the car moving away without a word to anyone. Sarah cannot be comforted.

When a girl from mainland China named Tina, joins Sarah's fourth grade class, everyone expects Sarah to befriend her. Sarah, who keeps telling everyone that she can't speak Chinese wants no part of it. She doesn't want Tina; she wants Victoria. Told in alternating chapters, the stories of Tina and Sarah gradually merge into a story which understands and values the depths of childhood friendships.

Kemie Nix   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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