Just Grace

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mar 18, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
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The third-grader Grace Stewart gets stuck with the name “Just Grace” when she tries to distinguish herself from the three other Graces in her class. Grace is plenty different, though. She has a “teeny-tiny superpower,” for instance—she can tell if someone is unhappy and often tries to fix it. When she concocts an elaborate scheme to help her neighbor Mrs. Luther feel less lonely, however, her good intentions backfire rather dramatically. Headlines such as “What Happened At Home That Was Completely Surprising” and “Spying For A Good Reason Is Not Bad” keep things lively, as do various lists (“Boy Things,” “Rooms You Can Jump In”), comic strips, and the author’s cartoonish spot art. A funny glimpse into a third-grader’s madcap world of dashed hopes, perceived enemies, possible friends, cats, and sandwiches.

Don’t miss the Just Grace website www.justgracebooks.com with its superpower quiz, podcasts, excerpts, and downloads . . . or the other books in the Just Grace series: Still Just Grace, Just Grace Goes Green, Just Grace Walks the Dog, Just Grace and the Snack Attack, Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu, and Just Grace and the Double Surprise!


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Dear Charise Mericle Harper,I just love your ''Just Grace'' books.They are really cool.Those books really show Grace's life.They tell about her empathy power for her friends and they tell about Mimi.They show all her different feelings.I wanted to ask you if you could keep making ''Just Grace'' books.Many hopes,Vaishnavi Varanasy.P.S. I wanted to ask you if you could make you're next book on 1 of Grace's friends moving away?Good luck. 

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Just Grace is a wonderful book for kids. It is very entertaining for most children.


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Charise Mericle Harper is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the Just Grace series and the Next Best Junior Chef series. Charise lives in Oregon. Visit Charise at chariseharper.com and on Twitter at @ChariseHarper.

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