Fig Pudding by Ralph Fletcher

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The story from one big brother's point-of-view of his family, in all their quirky glory, over the course of a year. As stand-alone stories and as pieces of the larger whole, each chapter paints a portrait of a funny, warm, and totally one of a kind family.

 

About Ralph Fletcher

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Ralph Fletcher is the author of many books, from picture books to young adult novels to books on writing. He lives with his family in Lee, New Hampshire. ralphfletcher.com
 
Published September 3, 2013 by Clarion Books. 149 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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A book about a big happy family, with lots of laughter, lots of cooking, and lots of eating;

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An 11-year-old boy, the oldest of six children, chronicles a tumultuous year;

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And stuff I wish I could forget.'' In a style reminiscent of Cheaper by the Dozen, this warm story (unobtrusively set in what seems to be the '70s) neatly blends the humor and frustrations of growing up in a large family headed by two sanguine parents.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

Ralph Fletcher cleverly ends Fig Pudding on a comic note by devoting the last chapter to the way that young Josh accidentally adds a “secret ingredient” to his father’s fig pudding, a dish that the Abernathy clan traditionally carries to a large family gathering every year.

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