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Penny from heaven
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Published:
New York : Random House Children's Books, c2006.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
274 pages : ill. ; 22 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Holm
Description
It's1953 and 11-year-old Penny dreams of a summer of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. But nothing's that easy in Penny's family. For starters, she can't go swimming because her mother's afraid she'll catch polio at the pool. To make matters worse, her favorite uncle is living in a car. Her Nonny cries every time her father's name is mentioned. And the two sides of her family aren't speaking to each other Inspired by Newbery Honor winner Jennifer Holm's own Italian American family, Penny from Heaven is a shining story about the everyday and the extraordinary, about a time in America's history, not all that long ago, when being Italian meant that you were the enemy. But most of all, it's a story about families--about the things that tear them apart and bring them together. And Holm tells it with all the richness and the layers, the love and the laughter of a Sunday dinner at Nonny's. So pull up a chair and enjoy the feast Buon appetito From the Hardcover edition.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0375936874 (lib. bdg.), 037583687X, 0375836896 (pbk.), 9780375836879
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
730

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Description
As she turns twelve during the summer of 1953, Penny gains new insights into herself and her family while also learning a secret about her father's death. It's1953 and 11-year-old Penny dreams of a summer of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. But nothing's that easy in Penny's family. For starters, she can't go swimming because her mother's afraid she'll catch polio at the pool. To make matters worse, her favorite uncle is living in a car. Her Nonny cries every time her father's name is mentioned. And the two sides of her family aren't speaking to each other! Inspired by Newbery Honor winner Jennifer Holm's own Italian American family, Penny from Heaven is a shining story about the everyday and the extraordinary, about a time in America's history, not all that long ago, when being Italian meant that you were the enemy. But most of all, it's a story about families--about the things that tear them apart and bring them together. And Holm tells it with all the richness and the layers, the love and the laughter of a Sunday dinner at Nonny's. So pull up a chair and enjoy the feast! Buon appetito!
Awards
Newbery honor book, 2007.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Holm, J. L. (2006). Penny from heaven. New York: Random House Children's Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Holm, Jennifer L. 2006. Penny From Heaven. New York: Random House Children's Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Holm, Jennifer L, Penny From Heaven. New York: Random House Children's Books, 2006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Holm, Jennifer L. Penny From Heaven. New York: Random House Children's Books, 2006. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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