Mitch and Amy (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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Mitch and Amy both think being twins is fun, but that doesn't stop them from squabbling. Amy is good at reading. Mitch is a math whiz. Amy likes to play pretend. Mitch would rather skateboard. They never want to watch the same television show. And they always try to get the better of each other.

Then the school bully starts picking on Mitch-and on Amy, too. Now the twins have something rotten in common: Alan Hibbler. This twosome must set aside their squabbles and band together to defeat a bully!

  

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User Review  - Kgranit - LibraryThing

I liked this book for a few reasons. For one, I liked the characters in the story because they were believable. The two main characters in the story are nine-year old twins who are constantly teasing ... Read full review

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User Review  - kim - Goodreads

not a favorite, kept getting bored, but it wasn't that bad, I mean it. bits of it were outdated, but the whole thing didn't scream it. interesting take on bullying from the 1960's perspective Read full review

Contents

Mitchells Skateboard
1
Amys Third Dandelion
25
The Quarrel
48
Amy and the AudioVisual Aids
71
A Bad Time for Mitchell
105
Rainy Saturday
131
Mitch and Bernadette
162
Amys Feathered Friend
191
Christmas Vacation
221
Showdown
251
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Page 47 - Your mother, my mother, live across the way; Every night they have a fight, And this is what they say: "Your old man is a dirty old man...
Page 146 - Charlie Chaplin went to France To teach the ladies how to dance...
Page 202 - Stumpf poured herself a cup of coffee and sat down at the kitchen table. "It feels good to sit down after standing in that lab all afternoon," she said, as both cats tried to jump on her lap.
Page 95 - Mitchell pumped hard to get a run at his steep driveway, he knew that sooner or later he was going to have to find out.
Page 9 - Dwight flicked out the match and took a deep puff on the cigarette. Mitchell could not help watching while Dwight's face grew red, his eyes watered, he spluttered, and was finally forced to give in to an embarrassing fit of coughing. Mitchell managed not to laugh out loud, but he could not keep the corners of his mouth from quirking. Old Dwight wasn't as big as he thought he was.
Page 9 - What's so funny?" demanded Alan, embarrassed and angry because the boy he had been imitating looked ridiculous. "Old Dwight," said Mitchell. "That's what's funny." Dwight struggled for breath, which seemed to make Alan madder. Before Mitchell realized what the other boy was doing, Alan had picked up the homemade skate board and was pounding it with all his strength against the bus-stop sign. There was a sound of splintering wood and another fit of coughing from Dwight. "You cut that out!
Page 57 - Miss Colby didn't tell us what to do in arithmetic. She turned on the tape recorder, and her voice told us what to do." "Mitchell," said Amy sternly. "I was talking." "Well, she did," said Mitchell. "And when the cement trucks and the workmen made too much noise we got to recite into a microphone. Or we did until the class in the building next door plugged in their slide projector and blew a fuse. After that we just shouted above the noise.
Page 57 - icky" were popular expressions of dislike with fourthgrade girls. That evening at dinner Amy started to tell about all the new audio-visual aids when Mitchell interrupted. "Guess what?" he said. "Miss Colby didn't tell us what to do in arithmetic.
Page 53 - Leave out the scarves. Make it with our lunches in baskets instead. And sunbonnets on our heads." Amy soon discovered there was nothing oldfashioned about the inside of the temporary classroom. Boys and girls were crowding around a lot of new equipment — a television set, a tape recorder...

About the author (2009)

Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.

Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.

Tracy Dockray is a fine artist and illustrator who has contributed to more than twenty illustrated books, including the bestselling Grimm's Grimmest, Delia at the Delano, and all of Beverly Cleary's highly popular children's books, most notably Ramona. A member of the Society of Illustrators, she holds an MFA from Pratt and lives in New York City.

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