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Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power

Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power

Spring 2012 Fiction
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Author: Charise Mericle Harper
ISBN: 978-0-547-57720-3
Hardcover Price: $15.99

Dubbed "Just Grace" by her teacher in a classroom with four girls named Grace, Just Grace is delighted when Augustine Dupre, the young woman who lives in their basement apartment, announces her impending wedding. Just Grace expects to be the flower girl, of course. Great is her dismay when Augustine tells her that she can't be the flower girl. The groom, Luke, the UPS delivery man for her neighborhood, has a small niece who is going to be the flower girl. Creating humorous tension our young protagonist thinks up a ludicrous idea for the wedding which the reader hopes but doubts will work. Told in the first person, accompanied by Grace's many cartoon drawings, this easy chapter book is a delight.

Kemie Nix   ©2012 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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