Eleanor, Ellatony, Ellencake, and Me by Cathy Rubin

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Eleanor, Ellatony, Ellencake and Me

Everyone in Eleanor's family thinks they have the perfect nickname for her. Nana thinks "Eleanor" is boring and insists on calling her "Elle," her perfect "mademoiselle." Papa wants to call her "Punch," his favorite "crunch." Dad insists on naming her "Eleanora, the movie star with so much mora." Even Mom gets into the act, shortening her name until it's just one letter--E! Finally, Eleanor realizes that the only person who can come up with the perfect nickname is the one who is going to use it--herself! This endearing story, told in clever and humorous rhyme, offer a unique insight into how one spunky kid relies on her sense of self to solve her problem.

A clever story about identity and the power of names, as told by Eleanor, out spunkiest heroine.
 

About Cathy Rubin

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C.M. Rubin was born in South America and, as a child, lived in many different cities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the United States. She began writing stories when she was very young. Since the successful publication of "Eleanor, Elletony, Ellencake, and Me" and its sequel, "Ellie: The Perfect Dress for Me!", Ms. Rubin has been busy creating new books for children of all ages. C.M. Rubin lives with her husband, two children, and their dog in New York City. Born in Greenwich, London, Christopher Fowler has written for film, television, radio, graphic novels, and for national newspapers. He is a regular columnist for both UK The Independent on Sunday and the Financial Times. Fowler is the multi-award winning author of more than thirty novels and ten short-story collections, including the lauded Bryant & May Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery novels. In 2010 was nominated for eight national book awards.
 
Published August 1, 2003 by Gingham Dog Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It's bad enough that Eleanor's name inspires her family to flights of nicknaming (her mother is the extreme case, with such sobriquets as "Ellatony, my Little Elbow Macaroni!").

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