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Just Grace

by Charise Mericle Harper

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | March 18, 2008 | Trade Paperback

Just Grace is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Grace loves cats. She also loves taking pictures of cats and drawing Not-So Super comics. She doesn't like Sammy Stringer, a boy in her class. She's got lots and lots of ideas, and when her neighbor's cat goes missing, Grace does her best to make Mrs. Luther feel less lonely. But as the mystery of the missing cat continues, Grace's well-intentioned plan backfires, and she finds herself in a bit of trouble. Maybe, just maybe, Sammy Stringer will help her through.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.43 in

Published: March 18, 2008

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547014406

ISBN - 13: 9780547014401

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hooked on Just Grace! There is never a dull moment in your life when your name is Grace. Discover her world and the trials of being a 3rd grader. Almost a collection of short stories that do have a common thread. You are introduced to her school, neighborhood, family and friends. Go along with her many zany ideas which ultimately lead her into trouble. A girl who strikes you as wise beyond her years with an over active imagination which equals laughter and fun. My 7 year old daughter and I read this story together. She liked the small illustrations and their captions that were very humorous. An appealing character that is a typical middle grade girl but certainly not average. She is crafty and clever yet manages to charm you while being mischievous. Very funny and entertaining! I am now hooked on Just Grace!
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Charming My daughter just finished reading me this book, which she selected as part of her nightly reading homework for school, and we both found it delightful. The characters and situations are engaging, the young girl's voice feels "authentic", and the cartoons add a great deal of whimsy and flavour. We would also highly recommend the author's graphic novel "Fashion Kitty" (and sequels), and are looking forward to reading the further adventures of "Just Grace" in "Still Just Grace", "Just Grace Walks the Dog", and the upcoming "Just Grace Goes Green".
Date published: 2008-11-24

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Just Grace

Just Grace

by Charise Mericle Harper

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.43 in

Published: March 18, 2008

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547014406

ISBN - 13: 9780547014401

About the Book

Grace loves cats, and when her neighbor's cat goes missing, Grace does her best to make Mrs. Luther feel less lonely. But as the mystery of the missing cat continues, Grace's well-intentioned plan backfires, and she finds herself in a bit of trouble. Illustrations.

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I did not get to be the helper to Mister Magic the Magician at my very own (so it should have been me) sixth birthday party because Sammy Stringer spit purple grape juice all over my special white shirt with a big six on it, and I had to change it right when Mister Magic was starting up.Mom said she was sure it was an accident, but I just know that spitting is pretty much an on-purpose thing, and it is almost impossible to forgive someone for something on purpose even if it was almost three years ago, which is a very long time.I did not get to be a singing and dancing corncob in the Thanksgiving play because I was the only girl tall enough to fit into the tree costume who didn't cry real boo-hoo baby tears when she was asked, "Could you please not be a corncob, because what we really, really need is a tree and we already have way more than enough corncobs."will not say who cried big tears, and is probably a good actress because two seconds after she found out I was going to be the tree she was all smiles, because I am not a tattletale-type person. But I will say that I do not like her even one tiny bit, and that when she is not doing her acting, her true self is a Big Meanie!Mom said I was a great tree even though I didn't get to say anything and Mr. Franks kept whispering at me to stop moving my arm branches around so much-he didn't think it should be a windy day. But if you are a tree it is boring to stand there super still with your arms out on each side d
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From the Publisher

Grace loves cats. She also loves taking pictures of cats and drawing Not-So Super comics. She doesn't like Sammy Stringer, a boy in her class. She's got lots and lots of ideas, and when her neighbor's cat goes missing, Grace does her best to make Mrs. Luther feel less lonely. But as the mystery of the missing cat continues, Grace's well-intentioned plan backfires, and she finds herself in a bit of trouble. Maybe, just maybe, Sammy Stringer will help her through.

About the Author

Charise Mericle Harper is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the Just Grace series. In a starred review, Booklist called Just Grace "Hilarious," and said, "The kids come alive in the story, and Harper enhances the comical goings-on with sparkling cartoon sketches. Give this to . . . anyone looking for a funny book." Charise lives in Westchester County, New York. Visit her website at www.chariseharper.com and visit Just Grace's website at www.justgracebooks.com, where you'll find all sorts of fun things, including videos, quizzes, and information about all the Just Grace books.

Editorial Reviews

The kids come alive in the story, and Harper enhances the comical goings-on with sparkling cartoon sketches. Give this to...anyone looking for a funny book.
Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

Just Grace--so named because she is the fourth Grace in her classroom--is an engaging and empathetic little girl who enjoys drawing, helping others and making lists. . . . An appealing chapter book with just a hint of mystery for middle-grade girls.
Kirkus Reviews

Grace's spirited annotated drawings and her inimitable narrative's arrangement into brief vignettes makes this a good choice for kids just beginning to tackle chapter books.
Publishers Weekly

"This charming book [is] written in an authentic young voice...just delightful fun...very appealing chick lit lite..." - Vicki's Bookshelf Midwest Book Review

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8