ENCORE, GRACE! by Mary Hoffman

ENCORE, GRACE!

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Age Range: 8 - 11
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Confident, determined Grace is back in a new school year sporting lots of changes that challenge her comfort zone within her circle of friends and immediate family. A new girl in class spawns some jealousy and unsure feelings while best friend Aimee’s impending move across the country provides much concern for both girls. Grief comes with the death of beloved neighbor, Mrs. Myerson, and a daring, foolish ice-skating episode nearly results in a tragic end, bringing fear and a new-found admiration for mother’s fiancé, Vincent. As in the previous titles, Grace copes and adjusts with the help of her Nana’s quiet, wise advice and her own intuitive strength and resolve. Hoffman’s successful African-American protagonist provides a wonderful role model for today’s multicultural school community in this second volume of short, clear, event-filled chapters. Black-and-white drawings emulate the originals by Caroline Birch, though not quite capturing all the nuances of each character and scene. Good discussion material as well as realistic early fiction for read-aloud sessions. (Fiction. 8-11)

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-8037-2951-0
Page count: 112pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2003




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