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MY WAR WITH GOGGLE-EYES

Fine, Anne

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ISBN 10: 0316283142 / ISBN 13: 9780316283144
Published by Boston: Little Brown/Joy Street, 1989, 1989
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Hard Cover. Near Fine in a Near Fine Dustjacket. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Label SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR laid in. 166 pages, boards. Kitty doesn't like her mother's new boyfriend in this wonderfully characterized family comedy that won the 1990 Carnegie Medal. Bookseller Inventory # 04818

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Title: MY WAR WITH GOGGLE-EYES

Publisher: Boston: Little Brown/Joy Street, 1989

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Kitty conceives a strong dislike for her mother's new boyfriend, whose conservative views on politics and manners contradict everything her mother has taught her to believe, and whom she assigns a none-too-flattering nickname

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Grade 5-8-- From the attention-grabbing first chapter to the happy-ever-after-maybe ending, Fine conveys a story about relationships filled with humor that does not ridicule and sensitivity that is not cloying. Kitty is surprised when her teacher selects her to go after Helen, a classmate who has rushed from their room in tears. When Kitty discovers the cause of Helen's tantrum (dislike of a future stepfather), she understands her teacher's reasoning perfectly. After all, Kitty had hated Gerald (alias Goggle-Eyes), her mother's dependable but dull boyfriend. Cloistered in the lost-property closet, Kitty relates her own story of trying to sabotage Gerald's overtures. Along with Helen, readers will hang on to Kitty's every word as she regales her listeners with stories of Gerald's efforts to win her favor, including his reluctant participation in a nuclear protest demonstration that turns into a comedy of errors. Fine's gentle anti-nuclear subplot never overshadows the main theme of acceptance and tolerance in relationships. Her characters are neither fanatics nor buffoons, but people with a wide range of feelings and reactions; the dialogue is especially expressive and full of feeling. A book that is thoroughly delightful to read. --Susan Schuller, Milwaukee Public Library
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