Weekends with Max and His Dad

Linda Urban (Author) Katie Kath (Illustrator)
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Description

Max and his dad love their weekends together. Weekends mean pancakes, pizza, spy games, dog-walking, school projects, and surprising neighbors! Every weekend presents a small adventure as Max gets to know his dad's new neighborhood--and learns some new ways of thinking about home. Acclaimed author Linda Urban deftly portrays a third-grader's inner world during a time of transition in this sweet and funny illustrated story that bridges the early reader and middle grade novel.

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
April 05, 2016
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.8 X 0.8 X 7.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780544598171
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About the Author

Linda Urban's debut novel, A Crooked Kind of Perfect, was nominated for twenty state awards. She is also the author of Hound Dog True, a Kirkus Best Book; The Center of Everything; and the funny fantasy-adventure Milo Speck, Accidental Agent. A former bookseller, she lives in East Montpelier, Vermont. Visit her website at www.lindaurbanbooks.com.

Reviews

Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2016
Raleigh News & Observer Best of 2016


"Fans of Clementine and Ramona have a reason to rejoice: there's a new kid on the block (at least for the weekend). Bighearted, hilarious, and tender, Weekends with Max and His Dad is an absolute charmer." --Katherine Applegate, Newbery medalist

* "Urban's subtle and perceptive take on divorce will resonate with children facing similar predicaments as she blends Max's worries and "someone-sitting-on-his-chest" feelings with a vivid imagination and good intentions that take father and son on some very entertaining adventures--with future ones planned."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Urban excels at credibly presenting this situation from Max's third-grade point of view... Urban's writing is both crisply specific (a basset hound "sniffed as she walked through puddles, dragging her ears like flat-bottomed boats") and simple enough to be accessible."
--Bulletin, starred review

"Urban's touch is light throughout, and with likable characters... and a story just right for budding chapter-book readers, she's off to a good start."
--Horn Book

"The cast of characters grows throughout, but at the heart of the story is Max's warm, easygoing relationship with his father."
--Booklist