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Penny from Heaven

(2006)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel (nominee)
It's 1953 and 11-year-old Penny dreams of a summer of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. But nothing's that easy in Penny's family. For starters, she can't go swimming because her mother's afraid she'll catch polio at the pool. To make matters worse, her favorite uncle is living in a car. Her Nonny cries every time her father's name is mentioned. And the two sides of her family aren't speaking to each other!

Inspired by Newbery Honor winner Jennifer Holm's own Italian American family, Penny from Heaven is a shining story about the everyday and the extraordinary, about a time in America's history, not all that long ago, when being Italian meant that you were the enemy. But most of all, it's a story about families—about the things that tear them apart and bring them together. And Holm tells it with all the richness and the layers, the love and the laughter of a Sunday dinner at Nonny's. So pull up a chair and enjoy the feast! Buon appetito!

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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Penny from Heaven
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 1-4395-1882-3 / 978-1-4395-1882-3 (USA edition)
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December 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Penny from Heaven
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 0-7569-8206-5 / 978-0-7569-8206-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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December 2007 : USA Library Binding

Title: Penny from Heaven
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 1-4178-1013-0 / 978-1-4178-1013-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Penny from Heaven (Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge Series)
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 0-7862-9698-4 / 978-0-7862-9698-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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July 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Penny from Heaven (Newbery Honor Book)
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 0-375-83687-X / 978-0-375-83687-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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July 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Penny from Heaven
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 0-375-93687-4 / 978-0-375-93687-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

December 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Penny from Heaven
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 0-375-83689-6 / 978-0-375-83689-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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Audio Editions

August 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Penny from Heaven
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
Publisher: Listening Library
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August 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Penny from Heaven
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
Publisher: Listening Library
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July 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Penny From Heaven
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 0-7393-3111-6 / 978-0-7393-3111-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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July 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Penny from Heaven (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 0-7393-3596-0 / 978-0-7393-3596-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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July 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Penny from Heaven
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 0-7393-3595-2 / 978-0-7393-3595-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Penny from Heaven
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
Publisher: Yearling
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