Summerhouse Time by Eileen Spinelli

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Every year a rented pink cottage full of family, swapping stories, and riding waves mean Summerhouse Time for Sophie. Best of all is sharing a room with her favorite cousin and laughing and trading secrets like two happy peas in a cousin pod. Sophie can't wait! But when she asks the now-a-teenager Colleen if she's looking forward to their time together, Colleen just says "I guess so."

What? It's the best time of the year, the time they both love. In just a little bit, they will all be together in the cottage on the beach. Will this year be just as wonderful, just like always?

Accompanied by charming black-and-white illustrations, classic growingup experiences radiate throughout the pages of this sunny, anytime story.

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About Eileen Spinelli

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EILEEN SPINELLI is the author of almost 50 books for young readers, including the middle-grade novels Summerhouse Time and The Dancing Pancake for Knopf, as well as picture books like Miss Fox's Class Goes Green, The Perfect Thanksgiving, Hero Cat, and The Best Story. Eileen lives with her husband, author Jerry Spinelli, in eastern Pennsylvania. MARJORIE PRICEMAN is the author-illustrator of How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A., as well as How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. She has received two Caldecott Honor citations for Hot Air! The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride and Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin, written by Lloyd Moss. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Published April 4, 2009 by Yearling. 228 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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All year, Sophie eagerly anticipates the month of August, aka summerhouse time, when her extended family rents a house by the beach.

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Sophie can't wait to share a room --- and some secrets --- with her favorite cousin, 14-year old Colleen, who has always made Sophie feel grown up and special during Summerhouse Time.

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Everyone at Sophie's house is getting ready for summerhouse time.

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