It's a Girl Thing

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It's a Girl Thing

How to Stay Healthy, Safe and in Charge

By Mavis Jukes; Debbie Tilley (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780679873921, 144pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 1996


The highly acclaimed girls' guide to adolescence by a Newbery Honor-winning author is now available in a rack-sized paperback edition. Reviewers were unanimous in their praise for this useful and important book.

About the Author
Mavis Jukes is the award-winning author of several books for children and teenagers, including the Newbery Honor Book " Like Jake and Me ."Her other titles include " No One is Going to Nashville ," " Blackberries in the Dark ," " Getting Even ," " Wild Iris Bloom ," and " I'll See You in My Dreams ."Mavis taught school for several years -- and was a lawyer -- before becoming a children's book writer.She volunteers as an attorney in the area of juvenile defense and is presently a language arts specialist in a public elementary school.She lives with her husband, the artist Robert Hudson, and their teenage daughters in Sonoma County, California."

Praise For It's a Girl Thing

"It's difficult to imagine an adolescent girl who wouldn't benefit from this candid, supportive and often genuinely funny guide...this volume will spark communication between parents and daughters."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The text is sometimes humorous, but always conveys caring, respect and concer...A fine and thoughtful effort."--School Library Journal, starred review

"What's good and unusual here is Jukes' been there, done that matter-of-factness about aspects of female existence rarely discussed in literature...Tilley's scribbly, lighthearted vignettes accentuate the light tone of the text."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Will leave girls informed and in charge."--The Horn Book