The Girl Who Changed the World by Delia Ephron

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"Violet Sparks, nearly 11, reaches her limit when her brother, Simon . . . smashes a fly on her head while she is performing at her piano recital. She proceeds to organize the younger siblings in her neighborhood into an army that demands retribution and change. . . . Ephron's novel is not only a very funny story, but could also be a great discussion-starter about relationships, families, and power." -- School Library Journal

About Delia Ephron

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Delia Ephron is a bestselling author and screenwriter. Her movies include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, You?ve Got Mail, Hanging Up (based on her novel), and Michael. She has written novels (her most recent being The Lion Is In); books of humor, among them How to Eat Like a Child; fiction for young adults and essays. Her journalism has appeared regularly in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, More, and The Huffington Post. Ephron's hit play Love, Loss, and What I Wore (cowritten with Nora Ephron) ran for more than two years off Broadway and has been performed in Paris, Rio, Sydney, and elsewhere around the world. She lives in New York City.
Published October 15, 1993 by Houghton Mifflin. 148 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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 It's war—the younger sibs, fed to the teeth with the hazing they've gotten for as long as they can remember, organize a rebellion led by Violet Sparks, whose particularly obnoxious brother Simon (first seen swatting a juicy fly into Violet's hair while she's performing at a piano recital)...

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The brand of ludicrousness found in this slight volume will especially appeal to disgruntled youngsters who have endured any form of torture from older siblings. For Violet Sparks, the last straw come

Oct 04 1993 | Read Full Review of The Girl Who Changed the World

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