Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America
By Dyan Sheldon
(Candlewick, Paperback, 9780763632953, 192pp.)
Publication Date: April 10, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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"Sheldon has lots of fun with mutual stereotypes and prejudices, not only about nationality but also about race and class. . . . Hilarious." — BOOKLIST
The summer her mother announces that they won’t be taking their usual holiday in France, sixteen-year-old Sophie Pitt-Turnbull is aghast — so much so that when Mummy’s old art-school chum in New York suggests they trade daughters for the summer, Sophie feels her prayers have been answered. Unfortunately, there are a few details Mummy neglects to tell her. . . . Get ready for a comical case of culture clash as an uptight British teen finds herself deep in the heart of working-class Brooklyn — and finally dares to have an adventure worth writing home about.
Dyan Sheldon is the author of many books for teenagers, including the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN (which was made into a major motion picture), MY PERFECT LIFE, and PLANET JANET. American by birth — and a former resident of Brooklyn, New York, where her daughter now lives — Dyan Sheldon resides in London.