Re-issue with new cover look of this immensely popular title featuring the sparky Josie Smith. In this book Josie Smith gets in trouble with the headmistress, meets a princess and wants to be a fairy in the school concert. Stories about familiar situations that all children will understand and relate to following the ups and downs of one little girl at school.
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Magdalen Nabb is the best-selling author of The Enchanted Horse and the Josie Smith series. She also writes for adults in the crime genre.From Kirkus Reviews:
A third book about a likable, strong-minded child who lives in a friendly British village with her ``mom.'' Fans of Josie (Josie Smith, 1989) will remember that, though she's conscientious and well-intentioned, her imagination and persistence tend to get her into amusing trouble. This time, three long episodes involve Josie's abortive attempt to take her new teacher a bouquet; the difficulty of making friends with an Indian classmate who doesn't know English; and a mix-up concerning a class play, when the new haircut Josie at first admires causes her to be drafted for a male role--which turns out to be just one of several miscastings that precipitate a comical epidemic of tears. Nabb's artfully mixed humor and sympathy for childhood's dramas and misunderstandings rivals Cleary's. Her deftly sketched characters, both children and adults, are wonderfully three- dimensional: a martinet of a principal, Josie's wise but not infallible mother, perennial rival/friend Eileen--each is a believable blend of strengths and faults. Again, Vainio's lively drawings capture the essence of the more telling moments. A fine chapter book for newly independent readers. (Fiction. 6-10) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description 2000-01-04., 2000. Book Condition: New. Collins. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 112pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1340572
Book Description Herald Press (PA), 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006741231