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Seven stories up

by Snyder, Laurel.

Format: Kindle Book 2014 2014
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In 1987, while her mother sits in a Baltimore hotel at the deathbed of a grandmother twelve-year-old Annie never knew, Annie travels back fifty years and shares adventures with the lonely girl who will grow up to be her feisty grandmother.
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"
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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."
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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
Motels Juvenile fiction
Historical Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Baltimore (Md.) History 20th century Fiction.
Electronic books.
Children's stories.
20th century
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Children's Books2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience HL 500
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780375899997
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