Nothing but Trouble, Trouble, Trouble by Patricia Hermes

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A teen who is good at finding trouble tries to prove she is grown-up enough to babysit. By the author of Mama Let's Dance. Reprint. AB. SLJ.

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Author Patricia Hermes was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1936. She graduated from St. John's University with degrees in speech and English. She taught English and social studies in middle school before taking time off to raise her five children. When she returned to teaching, she was less satisfied with the job and decided to take a class in writing nonfiction for adults. She wrote essays and nonfiction for adults before she starting writing books for children and young adults. In 1980, her first book, What If They Knew?, was published. Since then she has written over fifty books and received numerous awards including the Smithsonian Notable Book Award, the C. S. Lewis Honor Award, the American Library Association Best Book Award, and the award for the New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Years. She also writes The Cousins Club series and novelizations for screenplays including My Girl and My Girl 2. She has also researched and written six historical novels in the Scholastic Dear America/My America series.
Published March 1, 1995 by Scholastic. 182 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Striking a deal, Alex must earn an A in family and an A on the upcoming school pet care project in order to gain babysitting privileges, but--true to her predicament-prone nature--her solutions to family and school problems lead to ``nothing but trouble.'' Alex's concern for her allergic younger ...

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Though Alex very badly wants to be grown up, especially to embark on a baby-sitting career lucrative enough to pay for pierced ears, she has an unmistakable propensity for trouble.

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