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All-Season Edie
By author: Annabel Lyon
Selling Points: Sisters, death, growing up
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2010
Pages: 192
Fiction Ages 10-15
Price:  $7.99
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We're hot and red-faced and breathless and when we see Dexter we both start to laugh.
"You too, Dexter," Mean Megan says. "You have to dance too."
I say, "Dex too."
Maybe Dexter is too stunned to say no, because she starts making her pretty swan movements while I snap my fingers and stomp my feet and Megan grooves and swerves her head around and makes her hip-hop moves. Mom and Dad stand in the doorway of the den, watching us and saying nothing.

Eleven-year-old Edie Jasmine Snow has a "perfect" thirteen-year-old sister, two loving parents, and a cat named Dusty. She also has a grandmother she suspects is a witch and a grandfather who insists on calling her Albert. Framed by family summer vacations at the lake, All-Season Edie follows Edie through a tumultuous year in which her beloved grandfather becomes ill. In the face of family tragedy, Edie tries to practice witchcraft, learns to dance the flamenco, meets the Greek god Zeus doing his Christmas shopping at the mall, ruins the most important party of her sister's life and realizes that her family is both completely strange and absolutely normal.
WASHYARG - September 1, 2008
"It is fun to read Edie's witty language."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books - May 1, 2008
"Astonishingly fresh...has the classic flavor of Ramona and Beezus, as if they had hit middle school and met the new millennium."
Quill & Quire - May 1, 2008
"Subtle, sad, and hilarious, it has a wonderful way with words and features characters that stick."
Resource Links - April 1, 2008
"A fun book to read...Would fit well into any school or classroom library."
The Globe and Mail - March 22, 2008
"An effortless read, an honest and beautiful book."
The Vancouver Sun - March 15, 2008
"An engrossing pre-teen novel."
CM Magazine - March 7, 2008
Booklist - March 1, 2008
"This debut children's book by an author best known for adult short stories gets the preteen voice perfectly."


CCBC Best Books, commended  CA  2009
OLA Best Bets, commended  CA  2008
Rocky Mountain Book Award nominee, short-listed  CA  2010

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