Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper
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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.
 

This book features a teaser chapter from Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power.

 

About Charise Mericle Harper

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Charise Mericle Harper is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the Just Grace series. In a starred review, Booklist called Just Grace "Hilarious," and said, "The kids come alive in the story, and Harper enhances the comical goings-on with sparkling cartoon sketches. Give this to . . . anyone looking for a funny book." Charise lives in Westchester County, New York. Visit her website at www.chariseharper.com and visit Just Grace's website at www.justgracebooks.com, where you'll find all sorts of fun things, including videos, quizzes, and information about all the Just Grace books.
 
Published March 18, 2008 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 144 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Readers unfamiliar with the first two books are quickly brought up to date with clear explanations of Grace’s school name and the important people in her world, although Grace’s age and grade are not specified in this volume (previous titles identified her as a third grader).

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When a new boy moves in next door to her best friend Mimi, third-grader Grace worries that she will lose her friend, but Mimi worries, too, because in the course of a school project Grace works with two of the other Graces in her class and discovers they’re not so bad.

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A plan to cheer up her neighbor with postcards from her cat, Crinkles, lands third-grader Grace Stewart in trouble when the cat disappears.

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Worst of all, since there are three other girls named Grace in her class, her teacher has dubbed her Just Grace when she really just wants to be called Grace.

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City Book Review

Just Grace wants to give Augustine the best wedding present ever — to have Augustine’s favorite cat, Crinkles, walk down the aisle as the flower cat!

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She is mad and tells Augustine Dupre it is all her fault that Grace wasn’t cast as the forest fairy queen.

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Portland Book Review

Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power is an absolutely hilarious children’s book told from the perspective of Grace (or Just Grace, as her teacher calls her) herself.

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