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Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm
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May 17, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 4-5, 6-8, eece615, historical_fiction
Read on May 17, 2012

Penny feels like she is in prison some times - she can't go to the pool (she might get polio), she can't go to the movies (she might get polio), and she can't even make deliveries for her uncle's grocery without taking Frankie with her (who knows what would happen). What's even worse, her dog is becoming incontinent, her Me-me's food is abysmal, and now her mother is dating the balding milk man. Then Penny has a horrible accident and ends up in the hospital. She finally learns the truth about her father and realizes that indeed her life isn't half bad.

As other reviewers have commented, many of the details of this time period will probably be beyond the typical elementary student. The reveal of una storia segreta is indeed dramatic and will hopefully lead students to want to research more about it.
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