Thames Doesn't Rhyme with James by Paula Danziger

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Kendra cannot wait for her trip to London with her parents, and for the chance to meet up with Frank Lee, the Wisconsin boy she had helped entertain last summer in New York City and who is also on his way to London with his family.

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Paula Danziger was born in Washington, D.C., on August 18, 1944. She received her Master's Degree in reading and began her career as a teacher. She has taught at the junior high, high school, and college levels. Danziger is best known for a series of children's books about Amber Brown, including Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon, You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown, and Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit. Each of these books deals with a "crisis" in the life of young Amber Brown, such as her progressing to fourth grade. Danziger's writing is often inspired by conversations with her niece, Carrie, who is the model for Amber Brown. Other books by Danziger include The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, Remember Me to Harold Square, and Thames Doesn't Rhyme with James. Danziger has become popular in Britain where she was nominated for the British Book Award for Children. She has also received several awards in America: the Parent's Choice Award, an International Reading Association-Children's Book Council Award, and an IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award. Danziger takes time out from writing to host a literary segment on a BBC children's show, called Live and Kicking.
Published January 1, 1994 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 128 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Action & Adventure, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Presumably the hunt is also meant to keep the young lovers from getting involved, since Kendra's ten-year-old brother, O.K., is required to tag along (as well as two young English kids, Colin and Emma, the children of Kendra's aunt's fiance).

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According to PW, ``Danziger's witty sequel to Remember Me to Harold Square has all of the zip of that novel-plus the historically rich setting of London.'' Ages 10-14.

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