Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli

Publisher:  Alfred A. Knopf
Pages:  256
Source:  Library
Genre:  Middle Grade Realistic Fiction

I've read many books by Jerry Spinelli.  This is the first book I've read by his wife.  This was a wonderful book to read.  Written in verse this is the story of Bindi and her family.  When Bindi's mom opens "The Dancing Pancake" with her aunt, and moves them into an apartment above the restaurant, Bindi learns life lessons she might not have learned.  She must learn to deal with her parent's separation.  While learning how to deal with this and other changes, she learns that other people around her have probelms too.  This is a delightful book.  I hope the author writes more for this age group.

(The opinions expressed here are mine and not of the Cybils panelists)

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