Penny from Heaven

Penny from Heaven

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Ages 8-12
Hardcover Books
ISBN 13: 978-0-37-583687-9
288 Pages
Dimensions: 8.3L x 1W x 5.7H inches
Weight (lbs): 1
English Language
Publisher: Random House
Genres: Character and Values, Culture and Diversity
Awards: Newbery Honors


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!

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.

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