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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 192
Themes: Sisters, death, growing up
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Apr/2008
Lexile Level: 940
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Eleven-year-old Edie Jasmine Snow has a "perfect" thirteen-year-old sister, two loving parents, and a cat named Dusty. She also has 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.

Booklist
"This debut children's book by an author best known for adult short stories gets the preteen voice perfectly."
CM Magazine
"Recommended."
The Globe and Mail
"An effortless read, an honest and beautiful book."
The Vancouver Sun
"An engrossing pre-teen novel."
Resource Links
"A fun book to read...Would fit well into any school or classroom library."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Astonishingly fresh...has the classic flavor of Ramona and Beezus, as if they had hit middle school and met the new millennium."
Quill & Quire
"Subtle, sad, and hilarious, it has a wonderful way with words and features characters that stick."
WASHYARG
"It is fun to read Edie's witty language."

Awards

OLA Best Bets  | 2008 | Commended
Rocky Mountain Book Award nominee  | 2010 | Short-listed
CCBC Best Books  | 2009 | Commended

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