Granny Torrelli Makes Soup (Paperback)
|With the help of her wise old grandmother, twelve-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems in her relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door. Reprint. *Author: Creech, Sharon/ Raschka, Christopher (ILT) *Publication Date: 2005/02/01 *Number of Pages: 141 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75|
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Bailey, who is usually so nice, Bailey, my neighbor, my friend, my buddy, my pal for my whole life, knowing me better than anybody, that Bailey, that Bailey I am so mad at right now, that Bailey, I hate him today.
Twelve-year-old Rosie and her best friend, Bailey, don't always get along, that's true. But Granny Torrelli seems to know just how to make things right again with her interesting stories and family recipes. It's easier to remember what's important about love, life, and friendship while Granny Torrelli makes soup.
12-year-old Rosie has had an argument with lifelong friend Bailey, the blind boy next door who is closer than a brother. Bailey is mysteriously angry because Rosie secretly learned to read Braille. Even worse for Rosie, the pretty new girl who just moved in across the street has been flirting with him. As she cooks an Italian dinner, Granny Torrelli advises Rosie by telling stories from her own childhood that are surprisingly similar to what Rosie's going through. As Granny Torrelli cooks each separate dish and imparts her wisdom, sprinkled with Italian phrases, the situation gradually looks better to Rosie until the problem is solved and Rosie and Bailey are friends again. Written by Newbery Medal recipient Sharon Creech, author of WALK TWO MOONS, THE WANDERER, and ABSOLUTELY NORMAL CHAOS. A 2004 American Library Association Notable Children's Book.
"Creech once again shows her ability to crystallize characters and express their emotions through very few, carefully chosen words. Her subtle approach only enhances the novel's cumulative impact." 06/16/2003