DescriptionThe third-grader Grace Stewart gets stuck with the name "Just Grace" when she tries to distinguish herself from the three other Graces in her class. Grace is plenty different, though. She has a "teeny-tiny superpower," for instance--she can tell if someone is unhappy and often tries to fix it. When she concocts an elaborate scheme to help her neighbor Mrs. Luther feel less lonely, however, her good intentions backfire rather dramatically. Headlines such as "What Happened At Home That Was Completely Surprising" and "Spying For A Good Reason Is Not Bad" keep things lively, as do various lists ("Boy Things," "Rooms You Can Jump In"), comic strips, and the author's cartoonish spot art. A funny glimpse into a third-grader's madcap world of dashed hopes, perceived enemies, possible friends, cats, and sandwiches.Don't miss the Just Grace website www.justgracebooks.com with its superpower quiz, podcasts, excerpts, and downloads . . . or the other books in the Just Grace series: "Still Just Grace," "Just Grace Goes Green," "Just Grace Walks the Dog," "Just Grace and the Snack Attack," "Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu," and "Just Grace and the Double Surprise"
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About the Author
Charise Mericle Harper has written more than fifty books for children, not that she counted, but once when she was at school visit a kid put his hand up and said, "you wrote fifty-four books. I counted them on Amazon". These books include chapter books, graphic novels, picture books and early readers, including the Crafty Cat, Fashion Kitty, and Just Grace series, and The Good For Nothing Button. Charise also wrote and illustrated the weekly comic strip Eye Spy. Charise is excited and slightly nervous to share Bad Sister with the world. It's not easy to admit you were bad, even if now you are very, very good.Website: chariseharper.com
Booklist, ALA, Starred Review Just Grace--so named because she is the fourth Grace in her classroom--is an engaging and empathetic little girl who enjoys drawing, helping others and making lists. . . . An appealing chapter book with just a hint of mystery for middle-grade girls.
Kirkus Reviews Grace's spirited annotated drawings and her inimitable narrative's arrangement into brief vignettes makes this a good choice for kids just beginning to tackle chapter books.
Publishers Weekly "This charming book [is] written in an authentic young voice...just delightful fun...very appealing chick lit lite..." - Vicki's Bookshelf Midwest Book Review