Gail Jarrow If Phyllis Were Here

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If Phyllis Were Here

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When her beloved grandmother, Phyllis, moves to Florida, eleven-year-old Libby has difficulty in coping with the many changes in the family household

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Gr 4-7 The subject of this contemporary story is not new to today's junior high novels, but Jarrow's approach is refreshing. Libby's parents are busy professionals, preoccupied with everything but their only child, so the 11 year old is lovingly pampered by her understanding grandmother, Phyllis. When Phyllis wins a lottery and moves to Florida, Libby feels deserted, and conflict results when she compares her strict mother unfavorably to Phyllis. A crisis at the climax of the story proves to Libby that her mom and dad really do care about being good parents. Clever and economical use of words and dialogue makes for a highly readable style, and Libby's first-person narrative is punctuated by her amusing, somewhat rueful comments on the woes of her life. Phyllis' letters from Florida are fun, even when she wisely ignores Libby's self pity. Libby's story will appeal to young readers because it's an honest portrayal of how a preteen matures when she loses her doting grandmother and learns to appreciate her parents. Phyllis Graves, Creekwood Middle School, Kingwood, Tex.

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1987
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