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Laura Ingalls Is Ruining My Life



by
Shelley Tougas

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Roaring Brook
ISBN
9781626724181
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Mild Violence
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A life on the prairie is not all it's cracked up to be in this novel where one girl’s mom takes her love of the Little House series just a bit too far.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Mild Violence

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

AR

4.1: points 8

Lexile

HL580L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

15

JLG Release

Feb 2018

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Moving is so routine for 12-year-old Charlotte that she can’t keep all the places straight. Her writer mother uproots Charlotte and her siblings once again, this time moving them to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s childhood home in Walnut Creek, MN, after her mother claims Wilder’s spirit visited her in a dream. Charlotte’s life is turned around in unforgettable ways in this sweetly funny book. Smart and observant, Charlotte is also quite pessimistic, unlike her unfailingly optimistic mom and 11-year-old half-sister Rose. Charlotte’s closeness with her hearing-impaired, nearly silent twin brother Freddy dissolves after he overcomes his shyness and makes some friends. Charlotte’s class is required to write an essay about Laura Ingalls Wilder and describe her influence on their life and community. The book’s title is Charlotte’s response. To avoid making friends during lunch, Charlotte lies that she cheated on her essay, receives private tutoring from a caring teacher, and is made to work in the Wilder museum with Julia, the essay winner. When the museum is vandalized, Charlotte is blamed. Readers will relate to Charlotte’s wariness of making friends, tendency to make snap judgements, and impulsiveness. VERDICT This sharp and quirky story winningly portrays a girl who, in finding herself, finds family, friends, and a place to belong.—Sharon Rawlins, New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Moving is so routine for 12-year-old Charlotte that she can’t keep all the places straight. Her writer mother uproots Charlotte and her siblings once again, this time moving them to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s childhood home in Walnut Creek, MN, after her mother claims Wilder’s spirit visited her in a dream. Charlotte’s life is turned around in unforgettable ways in this sweetly funny book. Smart and observant, Charlotte is also quite pessimistic, unlike her unfailingly optimistic mom and 11-year-old half-sister Rose. Charlotte’s closeness with her hearing-impaired, nearly silent twin brother Freddy dissolves after he overcomes his shyness and makes some friends. Charlotte’s class is required to write an essay about Laura Ingalls Wilder and describe her influence on their life and community. The book’s title is Charlotte’s response. To avoid making friends during lunch, Charlotte lies that she cheated on her essay, receives private tutoring from a caring teacher, and is made to work in the Wilder museum with Julia, the essay winner. When the museum is vandalized, Charlotte is blamed. Readers will relate to Charlotte’s wariness of making friends, tendency to make snap judgements, and impulsiveness. VERDICT This sharp and quirky story winningly portrays a girl who, in finding herself, finds family, friends, and a place to belong.—Sharon Rawlins, New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ

Grades 5-8
Realistic Fiction Middle Plus
For Grades 5-8

Stories with strong, relatable characters that portray believable contemporary or historical real-life experiences.

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