My Invisible Sister

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Ten-year-old Frank and his family have moved nine times in eleven years, and Frank has had it. This is the last move. No more new schools and new friends. This time he's going to make his sister love the place so much she never wants to leave. Because, you see, when your sister is invisible, she can do pretty much whatever she likes. And if she gets unhappy...

Frank's hilarious mission to keep his family in this particular house seems on track until Frank manages to undo all his good works in one panicked move that he's sure will get them thrown out of town. This first children's novel from two accomplished writers is a charming, totally original sight for sore eyes.

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Sara Pinto is the author/illustrator of The Number Garden and The Alphabet Room, Apples and Oranges, Clockwise and the illustrator of Rozanne Gold's Kids Cook 1-2-3. She and her husband have two sons and divide their time between Vermont and Glasgow, Scotland.

Beatrice Colin is the author of several highly acclaimed novels for adults including The Glimmer Palace, which was a Richard and Judy Pick in the UK (like an Oprah pick here) under it's UK title, The Luminous Life of Lily Aphrodite. She also writes plays and for newspapers and journals in the UK. This is her first book for children. She has two children and lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

see more at www.beatricecolin.co.uk and www.sarapinto.com

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It's not easy living with an invisible older sister, as 10-year-old Frank relates in this entertaining, first-person narrative. Invisible since birth, Elizabeth has trouble fitting in socially. When she acts up, using her invisibility with imagination and spite, the whole family suffers and eventually moves . . . again. Now that they've settled in a new neighborhood, their eighth in 10 years, Frank desperately longs to stay. But how can he ensure the happiness of his difficult 13-year-old sister, whose affliction makes her both a freak and a nonentity in junior high? Basically a realistic novel with one major element of magic, this would be a good choice for readers who wouldn't choose to read a fantasy but need one for a genre assignment. The wry, sympathetic narrator tells a story that is well paced and sometimes funny, though the ending raises questions that aren't answered here. With inviting cover art and a concept that's easy to booktalk, this short chapter book should find a ready audience. Grades 3-5. --Carolyn Phelan

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