Johanna Hurwitz The Up and Down Spring

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The Up and Down Spring

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When Rory and Derek go to their best friend Bolivia's house for spring break, everyone gets sick, and the vacation does not turn out quite as they had planned it. Reprint.

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Rory, Derek, and Bolivia (The Hot & Cold Summer, 1984, etc.) are back; now the Woodside, N.J., boys are visiting Bolivia in Ithaca, N.Y., where they must adjust to her unusual household (exotic food, no TV) and her full spring-vacation agenda, including (to Rory's disgust) attending a ballet. But his biggest concern is a plane ride with Bolivia's uncle as pilot; embarrassed to admit his fear of flying, he feigns illness. Left alone, he discovers a fire in the house; his quick thinking prevents disaster, and, bolstered by his new hero-status, he's able to admit his fear. Later, he even accepts a second chance to fly, recognizing that real bravery is ``when you're afraid of something and you do it anyway.'' Once again, Hurwitz engagingly captures both ordinary and atypical experiences of these 11-year- olds. Amusing plays on names--plus interesting peripheral characters (Bolivia's archeologist parents; six-year-old neighbor Alexander Gian Carlo Cammarota)--add fun and color. Another Hurwitz winner. Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Grade 2-4-- Readers are marching through the seasons with this third offering about Rory, Derek, and Bolivia. The boys are at Bolivia's house in Ithaca for spring break. Rory tries to hide his fear of flying from the other two, pretending to be sick when Uncle Harold invites them for a spin in his small plane. But home alone, Rory discovers a potential electrical fire and summons the fire department in the nick of time. Praise for his heroism prompts him to admit his flying phobia to his friends, who then share their own fears. Hurwitz's characters are subtly drawn, and they retain the gentle qualities of earlier books. However, this is a fairly quiet story. Weak puns form the children's humor, and a possible quarrel about going to the ballet fails to ripen. Average fare. --Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, Allen, TX
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