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Seven stories up

by Snyder, Laurel.

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv SNYDER Laurel
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  juv SNYDER Laurel
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j SNYDER Laurel
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  j SNYDER Laurel
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC SNYDER
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC SNYDER
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j SNYDER
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  j SNYDER
 
 
Summary
In this companion to Laurel Snyder's Bigger than a Bread Box , a leap back in time and an unlikely friendship change the future of one family forever.
 
Annie wants to meet her grandmother.
Molly wishes she had a friend.
A little magic brings them together in an almost-impossible friendship.
 
When Annie wakes up on her first morning at the Hotel Calvert, she's in for a big surprise. There's a girl named Molly in her bed who insists the year is 1937 and that this is her room! Annie's not sure what happened, but when she learns that Molly's never been outside the hotel, she knows it's time for an adventure. Magic, fortune-telling, some roller skates, a rescued kitten, and the best kind of friendship make up the unforgettable story of two girls destined to change each other's lives.
 
"Like Judy Blume before her, Laurel Snyder writes characters that feel like your best friend." --Anne Ursu, author of The Real Boy


From the Hardcover edition.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "What would you do if you had the chance to meet the adults you know back when they were kids? Annie's mother has always kept her birth family a secret, so Annie can't wait to meet her grandmother until her relative turns out to be just plain mean. But something magical happens, and Annie wakes up in 1937 to discover her grandmother as a young girl. Together they embark upon adventures, and Annie uncovers her grandmother's past which helps shape a new future. Her discovery that her grandmother had been sickly as a child and therefore kept locked up compels her to encourage her to take a stand, thereby changing her grandmother's whole attitude to the world around her. Snyder infuses her novel with a touch of magical realism (and, of course, time travel), and many readers will wonder what the grown-ups in their own lives were like as kids. Filled with historical facts that weave seamlessly with the narrative, this is a heartwarming story about knowing, and truly understanding, your family.--Thompson, Sarah Bean Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Snyder returns with a story that, like her Bigger Than a Breadbox (2011), offers a relatable heroine and a touch of magic. When 12-year-old Annie Jaffin and her mother visit Annie's estranged, dying grandmother in the shuttered Baltimore hotel she grew up in, the woman Annie encounters is angry and aggressive. After a strange storm, however, Annie wakes up 50 years earlier, in 1937, where she meets her grandmother as a curious, kind, and deeply isolated child. Molly spends her days cloistered away in her "Lonely Room" because of her asthma; she wished for a friend and has no clue that Annie is actually her granddaughter. Because Annie knows that Molly will live to old age, they escape Molly's locked room via the fire escape and seize the day. Through their adventures, Molly's eyes gradually open to the realities outside the hotel walls, while Annie worries about getting home and whether she's changing the future for better or worse. Friendship, connection, and understanding are at the heart of this warm, introspective story about the events that shape a person. Ages 8-12. Agent: Tina Wexler, ICM. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Space and time -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Hotels, motels, etc. -- Fiction.
Space and time -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction.
Hotels -- Juvenile fiction.
Hotels, motels, etc. -- Juvenile fiction.
Baltimore (Md.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Baltimore (Md.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 229 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780375969171 (lib. bdg.)
0375969179 (lib. bdg.)
9780375869174 (hbk.)
0375869174 (hbk.)
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