The Pistachio Prescription by Paula DanzigerThe Pistachio Prescription by Paula Danziger

The Pistachio Prescription

byPaula DanzigerIntroduction byAnn M Martin

Paperback | March 23, 2006

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A gorgeous new package for Paula Danziger’s backlist with an introduction from Ann Martin!

Cassie Stephens is dealing with a lot: She’s got asthma. She’s running for freshperson class president. World War III is being waged daily in her home, beginning at the breakfast table and ending with slammed doors at night. Her older, shorter, more beautiful sister never ceases to remind Cassie that she is a giraffe. Cassie’s not really sure how it started, but eating pistachio nuts always makes her feel better. No matter how weird it sounds, those little red nuts are just the prescription for Cassie’s troubles.

Paula Danziger’s novels are hilarious, genuine, and full of dynamic female characters that have won the hearts of her readers and turned her books into beloved classics. These playful covers full of charming details capture the spirit of Paula’s stories and will brighten up the book­shelves of her fans and a new generation of readers.
About the author:Paula Danziger was a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer who had a direct line into kids’ hearts and funny bones. She passed away in 2004. About the introducer:Introduction by Ann Martin, award-winning author of A Corner of the Universe, Rain Reign , and the bestselling Babysitters Club series.
Title:The Pistachio PrescriptionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.63 × 0.63 inPublished:March 23, 2006Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142406821

ISBN - 13:9780142406823

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG So Good! I loved this book! Paula Danziger did a great job with it! Its about a girl named Cassie who's part of a very tough family. Her popular sister, her usually-grouchy mother, her father thats never home, and her little brother who makes an effort to keep the family together. On top of it, Cassie is too tall for her age and she has asthma. The family gets along sometimes seperately but never as a whole. Cassie and her best friend Vicki decide to start running for the class elections and such, by creating a group of people who will run and all vote for the people chosen in that group. Its called the Pistachio Presciption because the only thing that seems to make Cassie feel better eating pistachios. It was a pretty sad story, even with the way that it ends is quite bittersweet. But its an amazing story and I think almost anyone could enjoy it.
Date published: 2008-06-15