Ava and Pip by Carol WestonAva and Pip by Carol Weston

Ava and Pip

byCarol Weston

Paperback | February 23, 2015

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Meet outgoing Ava Wren, a fun fifth grader who tries not to lose patience with her shy big sister. When Pip's 13th birthday party turns into a disaster, Ava gets a story idea for a library contest.
But uh-oh, Ava should never have written Sting of the Queen Bee." Can Ava and her new friend help Pip come out of her shell? And can Ava get out of the mess she has made?
Praise for Ava and Pip:
"Weston perfectly captures the complexities ofsisterhood." -The New York Times
"Charming! Surprising! Inspiring!"-Karen Bokram, Founding Editor of Girls' Life
"An endearing story about two very different sisters." -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"A big W-O-W for Ava and Pip!"-Julie Sternberg, Like Pickle Juice On a Cookie
"Ava Wren makes reading and writing so much fun, she deserves a T-O-P-S-P-O-T on your bookshelf. "-Dan Greenburg, author of The Zack Files and Secrets of Dripping Fang
Carol Weston writes for all ages and has been the advice columnist at Girls' Life since 1994. Her 16 award-winning books include Speed of Life, Ava and Pip, and Girltalk, which came out in a dozen languages. Speed of Life is a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults," and The New York Times calls it "funny, perceptive, and moving." Carol h...
Title:Ava and PipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.59 inPublished:February 23, 2015Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1492601837

ISBN - 13:9781492601838


Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Endearing Story for Tweens One of the most endearing and tender children's books I've read in 2014 is "Ava and Pip". Ava Elle Wren is a precocious ten year old who loves the written word and has a talent for writing. Her sister Pip who's two years older is extremely shy and loves to draw and read. When Pip's meagre friends decline her birthday invitations in favour of going to a boy-girl party at Bea Bates house, Ave is furious. Suddenly, instead of a writer's block she's inspired and pens a story that she submits in a contest. What Ava doesn't realize is that appearances can be deceiving, and that trying to help someone you love can have painful consequences. I loved Carol Weston's unique and creative use of the "palindrome," a word, line, sentence, number or verse that's the same forwards as backwards". I chuckled when Ava and her family's game seem to have a ripple effect . And I really enjoyed the shy attraction that develops between Ben Bates and Pip, both who struggle with shyness. Written as a diary each entry is signed by Ava with a descriptive word or phrase attached depicting how she feels. And amid elements of friendship, love, and family so predominate in the plot are wonderful themes like respecting others, liking yourself and others. These are especially captured in the assignments Bea and Ava develop to help Pip overcome her timidity and unsociability. In this story Ava is a rambunctious, honest and fearless grade fiver whose personality contrasts sharply with Pip's. Her thirteen year old sister is smart, hardworking but shy and reclusive. Overprotected by loving parents and a loner at school Pip's sensitive to the taunts of bullies. Bea Bates who knows what it's like to be bullied and who has a introverted brother is outgoing, amiable, encouraging and wise. With Bea's friendship, Ava learns about forgiveness, trust and acceptance. This is a fascinating and entertaining story for tweens which I plan to promote at my library
Date published: 2014-05-28