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Title:
Just Grace and the super sleepover

The super sleepover

Just Grace

Just Grace.
Title:
Just Grace and the super sleepover
Publisher Info:
New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2013.
Physical Description:
208 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series:
Just Grace

Just Grace.
Abstract:
Just Grace is excited to attend her classmate Grace F's sleepover birthday party until she learns it will be a camp-out, and then her fears begin to cause trouble.
Added Title:
The super sleepover.

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Summary

Put on your pajamas and bring your sleeping bag--it's time for Just Grace to go to a super sleepover! Birthdays and sleepovers are always super fun, but there's just one thing that keeps Just Grace from getting super excited about this sleepover.

Book eleven in the Just Grace series continues the illustrated adventures of the beloved third-grader Just Grace, who has been praised by the Horn Book for having a voice that is "consistently funny, frank, and believable." The familiar school, friendship, and family situations in these books resonate with Grace's audience and keep them "speed[ing] through this latest and look[ing] forward eagerly to the next."


Author Notes

Charise Mericle Harper is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the witty Just Grace series. In a starred review, Booklist called Just Grace "hilarious" and said, "Give this to . . . anyone looking for a funny book." Charise lives in New York with her family. Visit www.justgracebooks.com.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-In this latest series installment, Just Grace has been invited to Grace F.'s birthday party. When she learns that it is to be an outdoor sleepover, she is nervous about the sleeping in a tent. Grace also deals with challenges at school after telling her friend Mimi that there is a ghost in the recycling container, which she does to hide the fact that she forgot to make Grace F. a birthday card. Soon the whole school is lining up to see the ghost and Grace has a hard time keeping track of her lies. After a practice night camping in the backyard with Dad, Grace resolves her problems at school and heads off to the super sleepover. The first-person narrative, interspersed with cartoon drawings, shows the third-grader's unique perspective on the challenges of school, friendship, and family. Short vignettes make this an approachable selection for new chapter book readers.-Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga Public Library System, OH (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

In this latest update, Grace, anxious about an invitation to an outdoor birthday sleepover, feigns eagerness to best friend Mimi, an enthusiastic camper. One untruth leads to another, culminating in Grace announcing that a (nonexistent) birthday card is lost in a haunted recycling container a fib that her classmates are more than happy to promote. As always, the humor derives from Grace's earnest attempts to do the right thing; luckily, Grace's renowned empathy rubs off on Mimi, who is forgiving of her friend's fabrications. Subplots involving Miss Lois' fervent geography unit and Grace's growing appreciation of Sammy add to the fun, as do Harper's squiggly spot cartoons.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2010 Booklist