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Rosy Cole's Memoir Explosion

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Rosy Cole's Memoir Explosion

A Heartbreaking Story about Losing Friends, Annoying Family, and Ruining Romance

By Sheila Greenwald

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374363475, 112pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2006


Once again, the irrepressible Rosy Cole is in BIG TROUBLE! When her teacher asks everyone to describe the most interesting member of their family, Rosy decides to write about the person she knows best: herself. She’s even found a book that tells her exactly what to do, complete with a checklist what every successful memoir needs, from “Talent, Tears, Turning Points” to "Overcoming Obstacles” and “Rising above Failure.” So what if her friends get angry and her family feels betrayed? The drama that results could turn her life into a dynamite story. But just what – or who – is about to explode?
This clever, hilarious spoof on memoir writing, complete with witty black-and-white drawings, is bursting with kid appeal wll have Rosy fans – old and new – laughing out loud.

Rosy Cole's Memoir Explosion is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author
SHEILA GREENWALD's Rosy Cole books have delighted

readers for more than twenty years. As "Publishers Weekly "said,

"Greenwald's ear is finely tuned to contemporary fads and

fashions, which she spoofs brilliantly." She lives in New

York City.

Praise For Rosy Cole's Memoir Explosion

"Rosy's enthusiasm coupled with her good heart make this hilarious and touching story a standout.  Sweet and fun and remarkably timely."  --Kirkus Reviews "Greenwald's sassy line drawings show vivacious Rosy in action."  --School Library Journal "The interplay of acute line drawings and astringent prose is brisk, and the dynamics of friendship are well observed."  --The Horn Book "Will please longtime series fans as well as those meeting Rosy for the first time."  --Booklist