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The Resource Penny from Heaven, Holm, Jennifer L

Penny from Heaven, Holm, Jennifer L

Label
Penny from Heaven
Title
Penny from Heaven
Statement of responsibility
Holm, Jennifer L
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's1953 and 11-year-old Penny dreams of a summer of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. But nothing's that easy in Penny's family. For starters, she can't go swimming because her mother's afraid she'll catch polio at the pool. To make matters worse, her favorite uncle is living in a car. Her Nonny cries every time her father's name is mentioned. And the two sides of her family aren't speaking to each other! Inspired by Newbery Honor winner Jennifer Holm's own Italian American family, Penny from Heaven is a shining story about the everyday and the extraordinary, about a time in America's history, not all that long ago, when being Italian meant that you were the enemy. But most of all, it's a story about families; about the things that tear them apart and bring them together. And Holm tells it with all the richness and the layers, the love and the laughter of a Sunday dinner at Nonny's. So pull up a chair and enjoy the feast! Buon appetito! From the Hardcover edition
Summary
As she turns twelve during the summer of 1953, Penny gains new insights into herself and her family while also learning a secret about her father's death
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Tone
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Character
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2007
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146964
Cataloging source
B@L
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Holm, Jennifer L
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
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730
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 5
  • 7
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Family life
  • Italian Americans
  • Secrets
  • Young adult fiction
  • New Jersey
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Penny from Heaven, Holm, Jennifer L
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Electronic book
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780375849268
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
g12g9
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841330585
  • (OCoLC)ocn841330585
Label
Penny from Heaven, Holm, Jennifer L
Publication
Copyright
Note
Electronic book
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780375849268
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
g12g9
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841330585
  • (OCoLC)ocn841330585
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