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P.S. Longer Letter Later

P.S. Longer Letter Later

1998 Story Books
Ages: 10 & Up
Author: Ann M. Martin
Author: Paula Danziger
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0-590-21310-5
Hardcover Price: $15.95
Tara*Starr is as colorful as her name. Her best friend, Elizabeth, who is decidedly more retiring, must start seventh grade without the moral support of her lively, humorous friend who has moved away. The girls try to keep their friendship alive through letters.

Friends in real life, these madly popular authors have written alternate letters in the voices of Tara*Starr (Danziger) and Elizabeth (Martin). Both have a light touch and perfect pitch when it comes to empathic understanding of their young characters. While the authors probably had more fun writing this book than the law allows, the end result is a book of substance.

Kemie Nix   ©1998 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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