Penny from Heaven

Penny from Heaven

Jennifer L. Holm


Jennifer Holm's New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor Winner is the tale of a summer season of adventures and secrets and techniques that might switch every thing, at a time in America’s background, simply after international warfare II, whilst being Italian-American intended confronting prejudice simply because you would been the enemy no longer that some time past .

It’s 1953 and 11-year-old Penny desires of a summer time of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. yet nothing’s that simple in Penny’s relatives. For starters, she can’t pass swimming simply because her mother’s afraid she’ll seize polio on the pool. To make concerns worse, her puppy, Scarlett O'Hara, is ill. Her favourite uncle resides in a vehicle. Her ally is popping right into a legal. And nobody will inform Penny the reality approximately how her father died. 

Inspired through 3 time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer Holm’s personal Italian American relations, Penny from Heaven is a narrative approximately families—about the issues that tear them aside and the issues that convey them again together.

Includes an Author's notice with images and extra history on international battle II, Internment camps and Fifties the United States, in addition to extra assets and websites.

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"Holm impressively wraps pathos with comedy during this coming-of-age tale, populated through a solid of brilliant characters."

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