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Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
Ten-year-old Sprig wears her heart on her sleeve, so when her father, an engineer and architect, leaves to build schools in Afghanistan, she has trouble making the adjustment. Tears also flow when it comes to the teasing dished out by her older sister, Dakota. In small, but well-defined moments, Sprig deals with the superiority of place granted to an older sibling, squabbles with friends, and faces first love, both for Dakota, and rather surprisingly, for Sprig herself. This short book is best catagorized as a slice of life, brought under the umbrella of Dad's absence. It's the characters, though, who really make everything come together. Mazer hits just the right note with each, from the children to the elderly neighbor Sprig saves when the woman has a stroke. In an astute bit of push-pull, Sprig is called a heroine, even though she knows she could have gotten help sooner. A solid choice for an underserved age group.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear (Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge Series)
Author(s): Norma Fox Mazer
ISBN: 1-4104-0510-9 / 978-1-4104-0510-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ten Ways To Make My Sister Disappear
Author(s): Norma Fox Mazer
ISBN: 0-439-83983-1 / 978-0-439-83983-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear
Author(s): Norma Fox Mazer
ISBN: 0-439-83984-X / 978-0-439-83984-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
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2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear
Author(s): norma Fox Mazer
ISBN: 0-545-05637-3 / 978-0-545-05637-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear
Author(s): Norma Fox Mazer
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA