Seth And Samona by Joanne HyppoliteSeth And Samona by Joanne Hyppolite

Seth And Samona

byJoanne Hyppolite

Paperback | November 6, 2001

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Seth and Samona are an unlikely pair--he's a quiet boy from a proper Haitian-American family, and Samona's the wildest girl in the fifth grade.  But he's her accomplice in every adventure.  When Samona decides to enter the Little Miss Dorchester pageant, Seth decides he's got to stop her --she'll never win!  But Samona has a big surprise in store for Seth.
Title:Seth And SamonaFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 6, 2001Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375895086

ISBN - 13:9780375895081

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12

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I remember the first thing I thought, the day I met Samona Gemini. She was standing behind Mrs. Gray, our third-grade teacher, with her short hair cornrowed tight to her scalp and making one horrible face after another while Mrs. Gray introduced her to the class. That wasn't the worst part either. Right there in front of the entire third-grade class of Atticus Elementary, she was wearing a pair of underpants so red that you could see them through her white skirt. Everybody was giggling but all I could do was stare with shock. Right then and there I thought, "That Samona Gemini is one crazy girl and I plan to stay away from her." I remember it so well 'cause I've been saying the same thing for two years now, and though I try to stay away from girls as much as possible, that particular one has managed to make me her accomplice in trouble time and time again. Like last summer when she talked me into helping sell this all-natural homemade shampoo door-to-door 'cause it was gonna make us a million bucks but she forgot to tell everyone, including me, that the special ingredient in it was horse manure. The few people who used it were stinking for days after, and me and Samona had to hide out before they stopped looking for us. Or the time our class went on a field trip to the zoo and she said she knew a shortcut to the concession stands and landed us right in the middle of Monkey Paradise with the chimpanzees. We weren't allowed to go on field trips for the rest of the year.    An Excerpt from Seth and SamonaI remember the first thing I thought, the day I met Samona Gemini.  She wasstanding behind Mrs. Gray, our third-grade teacher, with her short haircornrowed tight to her scalp and making one horrible face after another whileMrs. Gray introduced her to the class.  That wasn't the worst part either.Right there in front of the entire third-grade class of Atticus Elementary, shewas wearing a pair of underpants so red that you could see them through herwhite skirt.  Everybody was giggling but all I could do was stare with shock.Right then and there I thought, "That Samona Gemini is one crazy girl and Iplan to stay away from her."  I remember it so well `cause I've been saying thesame thing for two years now, and though I try to stay away from girls as muchas possible, that particular one has managed to make me her accomplice introuble time after time again.

Editorial Reviews

"The story dramatizes that 'normal' is neither static nor uniform...it's the variety of religions, family values, languages, ethnic customs, and individual personalities that vitalizes the neighborhood.  Readers will enjoy the irreverent fun."--Booklist"The dialogue and characterizations combine flawlessly to give Seth a loud, clear voice; through him, readers come to know Samona, who is a special person indeed."--School Library JournalWinner of the Second Annual Marguerite de Angeli Prize for Middle Grade novel.