The Pistachio Prescription

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Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, Jan 1, 1999 - Divorce - 154 pages
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A gorgeous new package for Paula Danziger's backlist with an introduction from Ann Martin
Cassie Stephens is dealing with a lot: She's got asthma. She's running for freshperson class president. World War III is being waged daily in her home, beginning at the breakfast table and ending with slammed doors at night. Her older, shorter, more beautiful sister never ceases to remind Cassie that she is a giraffe. Cassie's not really sure how it started, but eating pistachio nuts always makes her feel better. No matter how weird it sounds, those little red nuts are just the prescription for Cassie's troubles.
Paula Danziger's novels are hilarious, genuine, and full of dynamic female characters that have won the hearts of her readers and turned her books into beloved classics. These playful covers full of charming details capture the spirit of Paula's stories and will brighten up the book-shelves of her fans and a new generation of readers.

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

I liked Cassie a lot. Her voice was true and believable, wavering there on the edge of growing up. This is an Issue Book but it manages to not be particularly pointed or preachy. I found parts of it poignant and parts laugh-out-loud funny. Nicely done, but certainly a period piece now. Read full review

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User Review  - RGQuimby - LibraryThing

Short but sweet and much less dated than "The Cat Ate My Gymsuit," although they were both written in the seventies. Possibly better than Danziger's first book, this novel has a tighter narrative and ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Paula Danziger was born in Washington, D.C., on August 18, 1944. She received her Master's Degree in reading and began her career as a teacher. She has taught at the junior high, high school, and college levels. Danziger is best known for a series of children's books about Amber Brown, including Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon, You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown, and Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit. Each of these books deals with a "crisis" in the life of young Amber Brown, such as her progressing to fourth grade. Danziger's writing is often inspired by conversations with her niece, Carrie, who is the model for Amber Brown. Other books by Danziger include The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, Remember Me to Harold Square, and Thames Doesn't Rhyme with James. Danziger has become popular in Britain where she was nominated for the British Book Award for Children. She has also received several awards in America: the Parent's Choice Award, an International Reading Association-Children's Book Council Award, and an IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award. Danziger takes time out from writing to host a literary segment on a BBC children's show, called Live and Kicking.

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