Rocky road

by Kent, Rose.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Fiction JUV Kent
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Fashion-loving twelve-year-old Tess moves with her deaf younger brother and impulsive single mother to Schenectady, New York, where they open an ice-cream shop and lead a campaign for urban renewal.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With stars in her eyes, Ma moves seventh-grader Tess and her younger brother Jordan, who is deaf, from Texas to Schenectady, New York, where she plans to open an ice-cream shop. With dread in the pit of her stomach, Tess starts her new school and begins to make friends in their new neighborhood, a senior-living community. Though it's good to see her mother so full of energy, ideas, and optimism, she knows that Ma's soaring emotional states inevitably plummet into crushing episodes of depression. Readers with their own family challenges may find it heartening to see Tess handle hers by building a diverse, supportive, multigenerational community around her. The story's slow pace gives plenty of time to develop characters and relationships so that when the dreaded climax occurs, it seems believable that Tess has the help she needs to cope with it. Predictable, yes, but also a hopeful family story from the author of Kimchi and Calamari (2007).--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Financial troubles, bipolar disorder, and the pain of being the new kid are just a few of the themes explored in this sweet story about 12-year-old Tess Dobson, who is wise-and strong-beyond her years. She has to be: her eight-year-old younger brother, Jordan, is deaf, and her single mother, Delilah, is prone to wacky business ideas, money problems, and "Shooting Stars," Tess's term for her mother's bouts of depression. After being evicted, Delilah moves Tess and Jordan from Texas to Schenectady, N.Y.-into a retirement community. Delilah plans to open an ice cream shop, and although things are going according to plan (Tess and Jordan are making friends in school and in their new apartment complex), Tess feels uneasy: "My whole life I've wanted to trust Ma, but that's impossible if you're around her more than an hour." When Shooting Stars strike on the day of the store's big opening, Tess must rely on her new friends. Though the narrative runs long and things tie up a bit too neatly, Kent's (Kimchi and Calamari) sympathetic heroine and heartening conclusion should satisfy readers. Ages 8-12. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ice cream parlors -- Fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
Single-parent families -- Fiction.
Manic-depressive illness -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Deaf -- Fiction.
People with disabilities -- Fiction.
Ice cream parlors -- Juvenile literature.
Moving, Household -- Juvenile literature.
Single-parent families -- Juvenile literature.
Manic-depressive illness -- Juvenile literature.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile literature.
Deaf -- Juvenile literature.
People with disabilities -- Juvenile literature.
Schenectady (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Schenectady (N.Y.) -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Audience 008-012.
Language English
Description 295 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780375863448
9780375963421 (lib. bdg.)
0375963421 (lib. bdg.)
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