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Sydney A. Frankel's Summer Mix-Up

Sydney A. Frankel's Summer Mix-Up
Danielle Joseph By (author)

Lerner Publishing Group

Limited ***

5.5 X 7.8 in
264 pg

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / New Baby
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
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Sydney Frankel, soon to be a sixth-grader, is looking forward to a summer of fun with her best friend, Maggie. She figures she deserves some time to herself to do what she wants before her mom delivers Sydney's new sibling in just four months. Too bad Sydney's mom has other plans for her.

Sydney's forced to take a summer course at the South Miami Community Center. She's allowed to take any class, except for what she really wants—a reading course. But when Maggie comes up with a switcheroo plan so that they can both take the classes they like, unexpected complications arise.


"A sweet, heartfelt story about friendship and family. — Kirkus Reviews

"This amus­ing romp with its twisty plot and its sparkling writ­ing teach­es these lessons with a light touch and a large help­ing of humor. The easy-to-read chap­ter book for­mat is invit­ing. Read­ers will be both enter­tained and enlightened." — Michal Hoschander Malen, Jewish Books Council

Author Bio

Danielle Joseph was born in Cape Town, South Africa. The author of several young adult novels and picture books, she lives in Maryland with her husband, three kids, and a dog named Ringo. When not writing, she can be found swimming, listening to music, and chasing after her dog.