Nora and the Texas Terror

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Nora and the Texas Terror

By Judy Cox; Amanda Haley (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823422838, 87pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

Description
Nora is trying to be a good sport about having cousin Ellie's family as long-term guests now that her uncle has lost his job. However, her brash cousin Ellie, the Texas Terror, is taking over Nora's life. Nora not only has to share her room with Ellie and Fuzzy, her frightening pet tarantula, but Nora ends up having to share her desk at her overcrowded school as well. It isn't until a dangerous storm and a school project about family history brings the girls together that Nora learns how to see things from Ellie's perspective. This warmhearted chapter book about families doubling up during hard times is timely and engaging.


About the Author
Judy Cox was born in San Francisco. She is the oldest of five children and enjoyed telling stories from an early age. She is a reading teacher at a small rural school and is inspired to write children's books by her own love of good literature, by raising her son, and by teaching her students.

Amanda Haley has illustrated "When You Were a Baby." She has also done illustrations for "American Girl" magazine, "Teen, Girls Life, " Pleasant Company, C.R. Gibson, and American Greetings.