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

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  223 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Fans of Martin looking for more books by the bestselling author of The Baby-sitters Club will enjoy this humorous middle-grade novel about a chaotic and memorable vacation with the Rosso family--all 13 of them.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by Hyperion Books for Children (first published 1991)
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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
Jul 24, 2012 Halida rated it liked it
Shelves: children
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
Katie Fitzgerald
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Eleven Kids, One Summer is the sequel to one of my favorite books from childhood, Ten Kids No Pets. Looking back, I remember the first book as the better of the two, but reading them both again as an adult, this sequel is the story that won me over. Keegan, the youngest in the Rosso family, is now six months old, and the family is taking a vacation to Fire Island, where they will stay in a beach house. As the summer passes, each of the kids h
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!
Apr 29, 2015 Chelsea rated it really liked it
These books brought back a lot of nostalgia for me - I loved 'em when I was a kid! Especially the names...I used to get a kick out of Dagwood! What I love most about them is that each sibling has their own very distinct personality - felt real to me. Just a super fun read!
Johnny Bennett
Nov 03, 2012 Johnny Bennett rated it liked it
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.
Jan 21, 2011 Brenda rated it it was ok
Shelves: kid-lit, beach
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.
Dec 18, 2007 Megan rated it liked it
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.
Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide)
This was one of my favorite books as a kid!
Laura Verret
Dec 18, 2012 Laura Verret rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s-books
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
Aug 16, 2009 Readerrabbit11 rated it really liked it
This is an old fashioned book, just like Penny From Heaven, and i loved them!
It isa good book and Loved the end>
Nicole Bowden
Jun 24, 2016 Nicole Bowden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want an big family

I had read the first book while ago. When I came across this title it got me thinking I would love and big family.
Nicole Bowden
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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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