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Penny from heaven / by Jennifer L. Holm.

Holm, Jennifer L. (Author).
Book Book (c2006.)
Description: 274 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Random House Children's Books, c2006.
19 of 20 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Salem.
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  • Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2007.
    • ISBN: 037583687X
    • ISBN: 0375936874 (lib. bdg.)
    • ISBN: 0375836896 (pbk.)
    • Edition: 1st ed.
    General Note: Newbery Honor Book for 2007.
    Contents: Best seat in the house -- The lucky bean -- Mrs. Morelli's brains -- A man who can fix a toilet -- The luckiest fella ever -- Uncles, uncles everywhere -- The translator -- Nonny's underwear -- The slider -- The water boy's treasure -- More peas, please -- No poking -- Better than angels -- All for the best -- A punishment worse than death -- So this is heaven -- Dumb and unlucky -- The last person on earth -- The bomb -- What's in a name -- A lucky girl -- A regular Norman Rockwell family.
    Summary: As she turns twelve during the summer of 1953, Penny gains new insights into herself and her family while also learning a secret about her father's death. Inspired by Newbery Honor winner Jennifer Holm's own Italian American family, Penny from Heaven is a shining story about the everyday and the extraordinary, about a time in America's history, not all that long ago, when being Italian meant that you were the enemy.

    Citation:

    Holm, Jennifer L. "Penny from heaven." New York, NY : Random House Children's Books, 2006.

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