The Pistachio Prescription

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Delacorte Press, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 154 pages
3 Reviews
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 bookshelves 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


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Thirteen-year-old Cassie starts her first-person story with the assertion that "Pistachio nuts, the red ones, cure any problem," and she ends with "Twinkles, I bet, are the answer"—a fair enough ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

About the author:

Paula Danziger was a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer who had a direct line into kids' hearts and funny bones. She passed away in 2004.

About the introducer:

Introduction by Ann Martin, award-winning author of A Corner of the Universe, Rain Reign , and the bestselling Babysitters Club series.

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