Lone Bean by Chudney Ross

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I have a flower name . . . but it is long and hard to spell and terrible. I'll never tell anyone what it is. Mom and Dad sometimes call me by my real name when I'm in big trouble, but otherwise I'm just called Bean.

Bean Gibson is so excited about the first day of third grade, not even her m-e-a-n mean older sisters, Rose and Gardenia, can bring her down.

But Bean's year gets off to a bad start—her best friend, Carla, has made a new best friend, and Bean has to begin music lessons. Bean picks the violin (the cello is too big) and tries to find new friends, but music lessons are a lot of work, Goody Two-Shoes Gabrielle is prissy, and Terrible Tanisha is a bully. And Bean's mom is always at work. Bean h-a-t-e-s hates third grade!

Lone Bean is an entertaining read about spunky Bean Gibson and how she learns what it means to be a good friend. And that it's possible to have more than one.


About Chudney Ross

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Chudney Ross is a multitalented writer, teacher, TV host, and entrepreneur. She taught with Teach for America in Washington, DC, and in LA for three years. Chudney is an advocate for all children's causes and spends much of her time mentoring underprivileged children in art, reading, and writing. She owns Books and Cookies, a children's bookstore, kids' café, and enrichment center in Santa Monica, CA. This is her first book for children. You can visit Chudney online at www.chudneyross.com.
Published June 26, 2012 by Amistad. 208 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A spunky young character takes a complicated path to find her place in school, but she stumbles along the way.

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But her best friend, Carla, seems to have made a new best friend and Bean is left with no one.

Sep 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Lone Bean

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