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Ebook Apple Pie Fourth of July by Janet S. Wong read! Book Title: Apple Pie Fourth of July
The author of the book: Janet S. Wong
ISBN: 0152057080
ISBN 13: 9780152057084
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 816 KB
Edition: HMH Books for Young Readers
Date of issue: May 1st 2006

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In this book, by Linda Urban, the main character Mattie is a very shy young girl whom changes schools multiple times throughout her life and finds herself having a very hard time adjusting. When she finally changes to her final school, Mattie chooses not to try to make friends. Before She had moved, Mattie had some issues with bullies and making friends so she refuses to put herself back out there like that. So therefore, Mattie takes to her uncle, whom is the janitor for her school. On her down time, Mattie assists her uncle with the janitorial duties around the school asking many questions and studying really hard. She becomes quite the side kick. Throughout this, Mattie decides to keep a journal of the needs of the school to help her keep track. This book is referred to as the Custodial Wisdom book. Her mother and principal express strong concern for the well-being of Mattie and try to talk her out of her little funk while convincing her friends and participating in recess are fun and needed for a young girl her age. Funny thing is, Mattie no longer has any desire to make friends, she is perfectly content in her life as for now and chooses to ignore their helpful hints. Mattie recalls her past, and all the problems she dealt with throughout her friendships and choose to no longer attempt. Eventually, Mattie becomes comfortable within her school and begins making friends. This book hits close to home for myself. I growing up was very similar to Mattie. Making friends never came easy to me because I was so shy and inverted. I had also changed many schools within a short period of time. Changing schools for anybody can take a huge toll on your social life and your confidence. As well as, it causes you to become distant from those from the beginning because you never know how long somebody you become close to will be able to stay in your life. I would most definitely use this book within my classroom. This book is a little bit of a higher grade level than the grade in which I am hoping to teach, but this could be a good book to read to my class. The lesson that a child could take home from this can be life changing. This book can teach them that change is okay, and that eventually things will work out. This book could also teach someone to not give up what they love. Mattie loved helping her uncle, but when she started making friends again, Mattie did not give up her passion. She still worked side by side with her uncle taking care of business around the school. The overall feel of this book is upbeat and happy, the book never creates a sad feeling. The author did a great job of depicting the story line of an unhappy person in a happy way. This book I feel is appropriate for all age groups, considering the lesson it teaches. I highly recommend this book for anybody with a child who is struggling fitting in and or is about to change schools and move.

Urban, L. (2011). Hound dog true. Boston: Harcourt Children's Books.

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Ebook Apple Pie Fourth of July read Online! Janet S. Wong was born in Los Angeles, and grew up in Southern and Northern California. As part of her undergraduate program at UCLA, she spent her junior year in France, studying art history at the Université de Bordeaux. When she returned from France, Janet founded the UCLA Immigrant Children's Art Project, a program focused on teaching refugee children to express themselves through art.

After graduating from UCLA, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in History and College Honors, Janet then obtained her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a director of the Yale Law and Technology Association and worked for New Haven Legal Aid. After practicing corporate and labor law for a few years for GTE and Universal Studios Hollywood, she made a dramatic career change—choosing to write for young people instead. Her successful switch from law to children’s literature has been the subject of several articles and television programs, most notably an O Magazine article, a "Remembering Your Spirit" segment on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and the Fine Living Channel’s "Radical Sabbatical."

Janet's poems and stories have been featured in many textbooks and anthologies, and also in some more unusual venues. Poems from Behind the Wheel have been performed on a car-talk radio show. "Albert J. Bell" from A Suitcase of Seaweed was selected to appear on 5,000 subway and bus posters as part of the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority's "Poetry in Motion" program, and was later highlighted on the Hallmark Channel’s "New Morning" show. And, in April 2003, Janet was one of five children’s authors invited to read at The White House Easter Egg Roll.

Janet and her books have received numerous awards and honors, such as the International Reading Association's "Celebrate Literacy Award" for exemplary service in the promotion of literacy, and the prestigious Stone Center Recognition of Merit, given by the Claremont Graduate School. Janet also has been appointed to two terms on the Commission on Literature of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Janet currently resides near Princeton, NJ, with her husband Glenn and her son Andrew.


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