Monday, December 10, 2012

Last Minute Gift: Book Review for Love, Amelia

Love, Amalia

Author: Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1-4424-2402-9

Chapter book-pages 127

If you are looking for a last minute gift for your chapter readers at home, Love, Amalia is a great choice. This heartwarming chapter book for upper elementary and middle school readers is filled with the emotions that kids this age go through when dealing with friendship, love, loss, and family.

Amalia has a wonderful grandmother whom she loves along with a best friend.Together they cook and talk and laugh. Then everything changes when her best friend moves away. The wisdom that her grandmother shares serves to prepare her for other life changing events to come and through writing notes and cards and journals the love and importance of words is shared.

Love, Amalia is one of those books that lasts well after the pages are done. There are discussion questions for the reader to think about and a recipe for one of grandmothers favorite  desserts.

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