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  - Fred Ann - Goodreads

I decided to preview this book wondering about the suitability or interest appeal it might have for my grandchildren. Both main characters are nine years old, going into grade four. great I have a ... 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 popular authors. Born in McMinnville, Oregon, she lived on a farm in Yamhill until she was six and then moved to Portland. After college, as the children's librarian in Yakima, Washington, she was challenged to find stories for non-readers. She wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, inresponse to a boy's question, "Where are the books about kids like us?"

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the Amercan Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature.

Her Dear Mr. Henshaw was awarded the 1984 John Newbery Medal, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. In addition, her books have won more than thirty-five statewide awards based on the votes of her young readers. Her characters, including Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, Otis Spofford, and Beezus and Ramona Quimby, as well as Ribsy, Socks, and Ralph S. Mouse, have delighted children for generations. Mrs. Cleary lives in coastal California.

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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