Freaky Friday (Paperback)
|Author: Mary Rodgers|
|A thirteen-year-old girl gains a much more sympathetic understanding of her relationship with her mother when she has to spend a day in her mothers body. *Author: Rodgers, Mary *Publication Date: 1972/01/01 *Number of Pages: 145 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.50|
From the Publisher:
"A truly funny story about a (13-year-old) girl who awakens one morning in her mother's body, and--during an incredible day of revelation and opportunity--sees herself as others see her. Fresh. Original".--The Horn Book. ALA Notable Children's Book 1971-1975.
Annabel Andrews thinks she has a tough life. She's got an annoying little brother named Ben (better known as Ape Face), her mom is always after her to clean up her room, and Boris, the boy who lives upstairs, doesn't like her a bit. Annabel wishes she had her mother's much easier life--and one freaky, and hilarious, Friday, she gets it. She learns how difficult life can be when the laundry spins out of control, she sits in on a horrendous parent/teacher conference--about herself-- and to cap it all, she loses Ape Face. Here is the original body-switching story that started a Hollywood trend.
An ALA Notable Children's Book
A 1973 Christopher Award Winner
One Friday morning, 13-year-old Annabel Andrews wakes up not only feeling different, she is different. In fact, she is in her mother's body! Annabel gets through the day without letting on that she isn't her mother while doing all the things her mother normally does, but not without going through a lot of hilarious situations. Sequels are "A Billion for Boris" and "Summer Switch".First published in 1972, FREAKY FRIDAY deals with issues of feminism, motherhood, and the eternal, but sometimes strained, bond that exists between mother and daughter. Tired of being treated like a child, 13-year-old Annabel Andrews declares that she can't wait to be a grown-up so that she can be responsible for herself--and herself alone. With a little bit of magic, Annabel's mother makes that wish come true, and the next day Annabel wakes up to discover that she has turned into her 35-year-old mother. At first Annabel is thrilled, and she eagerly plans a day full of television watching and junk food eating. However, as her day wears on, Annabel comes to understand the challenges of her mother's life--and gains new insights into her own relationship with her mom. Meanwhile, her mother has taken over Annabel's body--and she makes a few changes that will certainly surprise Annabel when she turns back into herself. Sequels include A BILLION FOR BORIS and SUMMER SWITCH.
"A truly funny story about a girl who--during an incredible day of revelation and opportunity--sees herself as others see her. Fresh, original."