|Publisher:||Random House Childrens Books|
|Publish Date:||Dec 1992|
|Number of Pages:||73|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.15|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 7.5 x 0.25|
Patricia Reilly Giff was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 26, 1935. She knew she wanted to be a writer, even as a little girl. She received a Bachelor's of Arts in Education from Marymount College, a Master's of Arts from St. John's University, and a Professional Diploma in Reading and a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Hofstra University. After she graduated from college, she taught in the public schools in New York City until 1960 and then in the public schools in Elmont, New York from 1964 until 1971. She then became a reading consultant before finally, at the age of 40, deciding to write a book.
She also worked as an educational consultant for Dell Yearling and Young Yearling Books and as an advisor and instructor to aspiring writers. She is the author of more than 60 children's books, as well as a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers. Together with her husband, Giff opened "The Dinosaur's Paw", a children's bookstore named after one of her own stories. She is the author of the Polk Street School books.
Lily's Crossing, about the home front during World War II, was named a Newberry Honor Book by the American Library Association as well as an ALA Notable Book for Children. The novel also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor. Pictures of Hollis Woods was also named a Newberry Honor Book and Nory Ryan's Song was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
That's what Stacy thinks the new girl Annie is. And having to be Annie's partner in class is horrible too. Annie stores her snack in the wrong place, and she has no front teeth. Her whistling scares away the birds outdoors. Annie just doesn't do one thing the way everybody else does.
It's not easy for Stacy to be friends with someone who says potatoes are for breakfast. Then she tries some for herself and discovers it is fun to be different.
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