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SOPHIE PITT-TURNBULL DISCOVERS AMERICA by Dyan Sheldon

SOPHIE PITT-TURNBULL DISCOVERS AMERICA

By Dyan Sheldon

Age Range: 12 - 14

Pub Date: May 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-7636-2740-2
Publisher: Candlewick

Facing a long summer rattling around her house in England, Sophie jumps at the chance to trade places with the daughter of a friend and stay in New York for her holiday. Unfortunately, when she thought of New York, she thought of Manhattan, not Brooklyn. As a very proper English girl, she is not quite prepared for what awaits her at the Salamanca’s house. If two boisterous children, an eccentric mother, a large pig, a dog and an iguana all crammed into a tiny house aren’t enough, throw in blistering hot days, a refrigerator that is always empty and a complicated bus system and Sophie is set for a terrible summer. That is until she manages to make a friend, march in the Neptune Parade dressed as seaweed and go bowling. The premise of the proper English girl meets eccentric, loud Americans is occasionally clichéd, but Sophie’s spirit and energy keep this tale afloat. Sure to amuse readers on both sides of the pond. (Fiction. 12-14)