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Book Title: Don't Call Me Marda|
The author of the book: Sheila Kelly Welch
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Edition: Our Child Press
Date of issue: July 1st 2002
ISBN 13: 9780961187231
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 669 KB
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Sixth-grader Marsha is an only child. She's thrilled about her parents' plan to adopt a little sister, but when Wendy arrives, Marsha's life is turned upside down. Wendy is developmentally delayed, acting much younger than her eight years. She has tantrums, messes with Marsha's belongings, steals the affection of the family cat, and embarrasses Marsha everywhere they go. Why should Marsha agree to officially adopting Wendy and having her join their family forever? "This charming story accurately reflects the adoption process and the feelings of those involved," according to Recovery Times. The book was named a Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist.
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Sheila Kelly Welch writes and illustrates for children of all ages. Her story, “The Holding-On Night,” published in Cricket, won the International Reading Association’s Short Story Award. Her most popular books are Little Prince Know-It-All and A Horse for All Seasons. Her middle-grade novel, The Shadowed Unicorn, was short-listed for the Prairie Pasque Award and was likened to Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia in a Booklist review. Her most recent novel, Waiting to Forget, was on Bank Street College and PA School Library Association Best Books lists. She also has two picture books published by the digital company, MeeGenius.
Sheila and her husband live in Illinois where they raised five sons and two daughters. Four of the children were adopted when they were of school age. Although she has two degrees from Temple University, she has learned more from her children than from any college course.
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