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Penny from Heaven Paperback – Illustrated, 26 December 2007

4.7 out of 5 stars 136 ratings

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"Penny and her world are clearly drawn and eminently believable."--School Library Journal

"Holm impressively wraps pathos with comedy in this coming-of-age story, populated by a cast of vivid characters."--Booklist

"Penny's present-tense narration is both earthy and observant, and her commentary on her families' eccentricities sparkles."--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Jennifer L. Holm is the New York Times bestselling children’s author of The Fourteenth Goldfish and, with her brother Matthew Holm, Sunny Side Up. She is the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. Her latest novel, Full of Beans, is a companion to Turtle in Paradise and stars Turtle’s cousin Beans. Jennifer also collaborates with Matthew on three graphic novel series—the Eisner Award–winning Babymouse series, the bestselling Squish series, and My First Comics. Jenni lives in California. You can visit her on the Web at jenniferholm.com or follow her on twitter at @jenniholm.

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Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Yearling; Illustrated edition (26 December 2007)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0375836896
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0375836893
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 - 12 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 210 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.34 x 1.85 x 19.53 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 136 ratings

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed in India on 1 September 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book
By #booklover on 1 September 2018
A really touching story about the life of a young girl and the discrimination of the Italian people. It is worth buying. You can read this book for fun 😊
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Andrea Maier
4.0 out of 5 stars eine schöne Familiengeschichte aus dem Amerika der 50er Jahre
Reviewed in Germany on 30 December 2009
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Jacqueline H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in Canada on 10 December 2015
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Amy Kundinger
5.0 out of 5 stars Jennifer Holm does a wonderful job of weaving in history providing context that makes ...
Reviewed in the United States on 6 July 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Son loves author and book
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B. Felkins
4.0 out of 5 stars touching read about life in the mid-20th century and this book did not disappoint. The Italian family compare and contrast to th
Reviewed in the United States on 25 July 2015
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