Penny From Heaven

Penny From Heaven

Book - 2006
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It's1953 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 Heavenis 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!
Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, c2006
ISBN: 9780375836879
037583687X
Branch Call Number: J HOL
Characteristics: 274 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm

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DollyWannaCracker
Mar 16, 2016

I read this book several years ago, and I think it was what got me interested in the '50's. I adored this book, and I would recommend this to any girl.

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Jul 19, 2014

Read this one amazing book and you wiil LOVE it.

violet_dolphin_1902 Aug 08, 2013

This is a really great book.

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RieRie
Apr 04, 2011

I loved this book!!!!!! Kinda sad at the end but really good! I can see why its an award winner.

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Indigo_Cat_26 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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