Larger-Than-Life Lara (Paperback)

By Dandi Daley Mackall

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781496414304, 176pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/1/2016)

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Description

This isn't about me. This story, I mean. So already you got a reason to hang it up. At least that's what Mrs. Smith, our English teacher, says.

But the story is about ten-year-old Laney Grafton and the new girl in her class--Lara Phelps, whom everyone bullies from the minute she shows up. Laney is just relieved to have someone else as a target of bullying. But instead of acting the way a bullied kid normally acts, this new girl returns kindness for a meanness that intensifies . . . until nobody remains unchanged, not even the reader.

In a unique and multi-layered story, with equal parts humor and angst, Laney communicates the art of storytelling as it happens, with chapter headings, such as: Character, Setting, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax. And she weaves an unforgettable tale of a new girl who transforms an entire class and, in the process, reveals the best and worst in all of us.

This is a powerful and emotional story, which School Library Journal called "Thoroughly enjoyable and unexpectedly wry, . . . as intelligent as it is succinct.


About the Author

Dandi Daley Mackall is theauthor of numerous books for children, including"Larger-Than-Life Lara." She lives in West Salem, Ohio, with her husband and their three children.