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The Resource Penny from heaven, by Jennifer L. Holm

Penny from heaven, by Jennifer L. Holm

Label
Penny from heaven
Title
Penny from heaven
Statement of responsibility
by Jennifer L. Holm
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As she turns twelve during the summer of 1953, Penny gains new insights into herself and her family while also learning a secret about her father's death. It's 1953 and 11-year-old Penny dreams of a summer of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. But nothing's that easy in Penny's family. For starters, she can't go swimming because her mother's afraid she'll catch polio at the pool. To make matters worse, her favorite uncle is living in a car. Her Nonny cries every time her father's name is mentioned. And the two sides of her family aren't speaking to each other! Inspired by Newbery Honor winner Jennifer Holm's own Italian American family, Penny from Heaven is a shining story about the everyday and the extraordinary, about a time in America's history, not all that long ago, when being Italian meant that you were the enemy. But most of all, it's a story about families--about the things that tear them apart and bring them together. And Holm tells it with all the richness and the layers, the love and the laughter of a Sunday dinner at Nonny's. So pull up a chair and enjoy the feast! Buon appetito!
Summary
As she turns twelve during the summer of 1953, Penny gains new insights into herself and her family while also learning a secret about her father's death
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2007
Awards note
Newbery Honor Medal - 2007.
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146964
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
730
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.H732226
LC item number
Pen 2006
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730
Literary form
fiction
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  • 5
  • 7
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True
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Penny from heaven, by Jennifer L. Holm
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Best seat in the house -- The lucky bean -- Mrs. Morelli's brains -- A man who can fix a toilet -- The luckiest fella ever -- Uncles, uncles everywhere -- The translator -- Nonny's underwear -- The slider -- The water boy's treasure -- More peas, please -- No poking -- Better than angels -- All for the best -- A punishment worse than death -- So this is heaven -- Dumb and unlucky -- The last person on earth -- The bomb -- What's in a name -- A lucky girl -- A regular Norman Rockwell family
Control code
14941144
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780375836893
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005013896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm60664247
Label
Penny from heaven, by Jennifer L. Holm
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Best seat in the house -- The lucky bean -- Mrs. Morelli's brains -- A man who can fix a toilet -- The luckiest fella ever -- Uncles, uncles everywhere -- The translator -- Nonny's underwear -- The slider -- The water boy's treasure -- More peas, please -- No poking -- Better than angels -- All for the best -- A punishment worse than death -- So this is heaven -- Dumb and unlucky -- The last person on earth -- The bomb -- What's in a name -- A lucky girl -- A regular Norman Rockwell family
Control code
14941144
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780375836893
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005013896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm60664247

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