The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, Age 11 by Amy Hest

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Katie's father died in World War II, and four years later her mother has married Sam Gold and taken her away from New York City to a ranch in Texas. Amy Hest, author of the acclaimed novel LOVE YOU, SOLDIER that featured Katie at age seven, has written a new story in the intimate form of Katie's diary, letters, and drawings. With perfect pitch for the fears and hopes of an 11-year-old, this funny, poignant novel sings of a young girl's longing to fit into a new life without forgetting the old.


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About Amy Hest

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Children's book author Amy Hest was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a children's librarian in the New York Public Library system and in the children's book publishing industry. She has written over thirty children's books, many of which included family and intergenerational themes. She currently lives with her husband in Manhattan. Sonja Lamut is an illustrator, painter, and printmaker who has received numerous awards for her work in the U.S. and in Europe. Ms. Lamut has illustrated a number of children's books, including Lemuel the Fool, How Many Candles?, Too Noisy, And the Cow Said Moo, and Rhymes for Children. The book Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks, which Ms. Lamut illustrated, reached the number-one spot on the New York Times Best Seller list for children's books. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York City, where she teaches illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
 
Published May 1, 1995 by Candlewick. 80 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the pages of the diary are the ups and downs of a young girl's adjustment to her stepfather, new home, new school, and, just as she is beginning to settle in, the wrenching news that her mother is pregnant.

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Dramatic changes are in store for New York native Katie Roberts (introduced in Love You, Soldier) when her war-widow mother marries Sam Gold in 1947.

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