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If it weren't for you / by Charlotte Zolotow ; pictures by G. Brian Karas.

Zolotow, Charlotte, 1915- (Author). Karas, G. Brian. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library E Z (Text) 33500009181280 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780060278762
  • ISBN: 0060278757
  • ISBN: 9780060278755
  • ISBN: 0060278765 (lib. bdg.)
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2006

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
An older sister imagines the advantages of not having her younger sister around, but then thinks of one disadvantage.
Target Audience Note:

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2007 January #1
    In Zolotow's text, which was first published in 1966, an older sibling pointedly tells a younger one the advantages of being an only child and finally comes up with one reason why things are better the way they are. To Zolotow's credit, the last reason is as wryly truthful to a child's experience as those on the other side of the argument: without her little sister, she'd have to be alone with the grown-ups. Karas' fresh, inventive artwork captures the attitudes of the big sister perfectly, makes the younger sister cheerfully impervious to the older one's grumbling, and delivers a great deal of amusing activity in the pictures for children to enjoy. A timeless text renewed by witty, imaginative illustrations. ((Reviewed January 1 & 15, 2007)) Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.

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