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Eleven Kids, One Summer (The Rosso Family #2)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  176 ratings  ·  14 reviews
The huge Rosso family--eleven family members in all--decides to take a vacation, and what follows is a chaotic and loving adventure.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Hyperion Books for Children (first published 1991)
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Wow, what an awful lot of children they have.
At first it was a little bit confusing because I hadn't read the first book about the Rossos. And since they have unusual names, it's kind of hard too to remember all their names and nicknames. I got on, though.
The thing I like about this book is that every character has their own personality, although some stand out more than their siblings. I hope this doesn't sound sexist but I like the boys better than the girls because they're less annoying (exce
OMG AT LAST! I first read Ten Kids, No Pets when I was about seven, and it's taken until now to get my hands on the sequel. And you know what? Worth the wait :) A lovely dose of nostalgia for a lazy afternoon. Didn't matter that I haven't read Ten Kids in years, I guess because I read it so many times that the family were still so familiar to me.

This time they've packed up and gone on holiday to the beach for the summer. As with the last book, each kid gets their own chapter, which makes the boo
It’s not every family that has eleven children – but then, the Rossos never claimed to be typical! In fact, Abigail, Bainbridge, Calandra, Dagwood, Eberhard, Faustine, Gardenia, Hannah, Ira, Hanthina, and Keegan are pretty used to being not normal. And they’re great with it! Most of the time.

But this summer, their parents are dragging the eleven of them (plus the cat, Zsa-Zsa) off to Fire Island for the weekend. As mishaps abound, will the Rossos be able to survive their vacation?

Conclusion. Not
Feb 01, 2009 Taylor added it
Wait eleven kids? CRAZY! they even go on a vacation, are these parents insane? But they end up having so much fun! Disappearing baby, Haunted house and even a good Looking movie star! These eleven kids each do something fun on this family vacation to a beach house on the border of the beach! Evan there cat Zsa-Zsa has a blast! This book is great because it made me connect the story to my family, even though we only have 5 kids!
I loved Ten Kids, No Pets as a kid, so I was happy to come upon this sequel at a thrift store last weekend. It was cute, but I'm not sure I would have loved it even in my younger days. It lacked the structure and plot follow-through of the original.
Johnny Bennett
I enjoyed this book but it won't hold the same spot in my heart as Ten Kids No Pets. It just wasn't as fun. The kids had moved from quirky characters to annoying at certain points throughout the book.
I remember wondering how the family could afford to spend the entire summer in a beach house and wishing I could go on the island adventures they had.
How do you read the book? I am new to this and I have no idea how to read the book!!
Old Children's Book. Liked it as a kid, but haven't read it in years.
This is an old fashioned book, just like Penny From Heaven, and i loved them!
Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide)
This was one of my favorite books as a kid!
It isa good book and Loved the end>
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Ann Matthews Martin was born on August 12, 1955. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with her parents and her younger sister, Jane. After graduating from Smith College, Ann became a teacher and then an editor of children's books. She's now a full-time writer.

Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood me
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