Sophie Simon Solves Them All

By Lisa Graff; Jason Beene (Illustrator)
Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374371258, 103pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2010

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Description

For a third-grader, Sophie Simon is one smart cookie. She enjoys teaching herself advanced calculus and has performed successful heart surgery on an earthworm. She's also very clever when it comes to dealing with her clueless parents. But Sophie is no genius when it comes to calculating the high value of friendship--until, that is, she has to use her incredible IQ to help out some classmates with their own parental troubles.




About the Author
Lisa Graff is the author of The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower and The Thing About Georgie, which was named to nine state reading lists. Lisa grew up in a small California town very much like the one in this novel and received an MFA in writing for children from the New School.Jason Beene lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the illustrator of "Sophie Simon Solves Them All", "The Wednesdays", " Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles", and "Operation Fireball".



Praise For Sophie Simon Solves Them All

"This reading romp has plenty of kid appeal." Kirkus Reviews 

"Sophisticated touches in the vocabulary…make the book particularly suited to young Sophie-type overachievers looking for a quick read, but kids of all stripes will recognize the frustration of dealing with parents who think you’re someone you’re not and admire the quick shuffle that gets all the beleaguered youngsters what they want." —BCCB

 

"Lively and humorous…The reading level is perfect for those who have already transitioned to easy chapter books but want a higher vocabulary and plot complexity." —School Library Journal

 

"A fresh, funny chapter book for young readers." —Booklist

"Sophie's serious tone amidst all the drama makes this an unexpected page-turner-…a delightful read-aloud as well."—Horn Book Magazine

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