All-Season Edie

  • Pages:192
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:sisters, death, illness, growing up, friendship
  • Available:04/01/2008
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:940L
  • ATOS:5.2
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Eleven-year-old Edie Jasmine Snow has one "perfect" thirteen-year-old sister, two loving parents, a cat named Dusty, a grandmother she suspects is a witch, and a grandfather who insists on calling her Albert.

Framed by family summer vacations at the lake, All-Season Edie follows Edie through a tumultuous year in which her beloved grandfather becomes ill. In the face of family tragedy, Edie tries to practice witchcraft, learns to dance the flamenco, meets the Greek god Zeus doing his Christmas shopping at the mall, ruins the most important party of her sister's life and realizes that her family is both completely strange and absolutely normal.

"This debut children's book by an author best known for adult short stories gets the preteen voice perfectly."
– Booklist
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"An effortless read, an honest and beautiful book."
– The Globe and Mail
"An engrossing pre-teen novel."
– The Vancouver Sun
"A fun book to read...Would fit well into any school or classroom library."
– Resource Links
"Astonishingly fresh...has the classic flavor of Ramona and Beezus, as if they had hit middle school and met the new millennium."
– The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Subtle, sad, and hilarious, it has a wonderful way with words and features characters that stick."
– Quill & Quire
"It is fun to read Edie's witty language."
– The Washington State Young Adult Review Group (WASHYARG)
Ontario Library association (OLA) Best Bets   | 2008  |  Commended
Rocky Mountain Book Award (RMBA)   | 2010  |  Short-listed
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2009  |  Commended