Ava and Pip

Ava and Pip

By Carol Weston

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Hardcover, 9781402288708, 211pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2014

Description

Meet outgoing Ava Wren, a fun fifth grader who tries not to lose patience with her shy big sister. When Pip's 13th birthday party turns into a disaster, Ava gets a story idea for a library contest.

But uh-oh, Ava should never have written "Sting of the Queen Bee." Can Ava and her new friend help Pip come out of her shell? And can Ava get out of the mess she has made?

Praise for Ava and Pip:
"Weston perfectly captures the complexities of sisterhood." -The New York Times

"Charming Surprising Inspiring "-Karen Bokram, Founding Editor of Girls' Life

"An endearing story about two very different sisters." -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"A big W-O-W for Ava and Pip "-Julie Sternberg, Like Pickle Juice On a Cookie

"Ava Wren makes reading and writing so much fun, she deserves a T-O-P-S-P-O-T on your bookshelf. "-Dan Greenburg, author of The Zack Files and Secrets of Dripping Fang.



About the Author
Carol Weston is a writer and speaker. She is the author of For Girls Only, Private and Personal, and Girltalk (Fourth Edition) as well as four Melanie Martin novels for younger readers. She's also the "Dear Carol" advice columnist of Girls' Life. Parenting says "Carol Weston gets girls" and Newsweek calls her a "Teen Dear Abby." Of For Girls Only, USA Today wrote, "There are so many dumb advice books that it's a pleasure to find one that really works." Carol has been a guest on Today, Oprah, The View, and other shows and has spoken at many schools both as an author of novels for elementary school kids as well as an advice giver for middle and high school kids. A Phi Beta Kappa Yale graduate with an M.A. in Spanish, she can give a talk at your school in English or Spanish. She now lives in Manhattan with her husband, daughters, and feisty cat Mike.