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It's a Girl Thing
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Mavis Jukes is the award-winning author of several books for children and teenagers, including the Newbery Honor Book " Like Jake and Me ."Her other titles include " No One is Going to Nashville ," " Blackberries in the Dark ," " Getting Even ," " Wild Iris Bloom ," and " I'll See You in My Dreams ."Mavis taught school for several years -- and was a lawyer -- before becoming a children's book writer.She volunteers as an attorney in the area of juvenile defense and is presently a language arts specialist in a public elementary school.She lives with her husband, the artist Robert Hudson, and their teenage daughters in Sonoma County, California."

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" It's difficult to imagine an adolescent girl who wouldn't benefit from this candid, supportive and often genuinely funny guide...this volume will spark communication between parents and daughters." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review
" The text is sometimes humorous, but always conveys caring, respect and concer...A fine and thoughtful effort." --"School Library Journal," starred review
" What's good and unusual here is Jukes' been there, done that matter-of-factness about aspects of female existence rarely discussed in literature...Tilley's scribbly, lighthearted vignettes accentuate the light tone of the text." --"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
" Will leave girls informed and in charge." --"The Horn Book"
"It's difficult to imagine an adolescent girl who wouldn't benefit from this candid, supportive and often genuinely funny guide...this volume will spark communication between parents and daughters."--"Publishers Weekly," starred review
"The text is sometimes humorous, but always conveys caring, respect and concer...A fine and thoughtful effort."--"School Library Journal," starred review
"What's good and unusual here is Jukes' been there, done that matter-of-factness about aspects of female existence rarely discussed in literature...Tilley's scribbly, lighthearted vignettes accentuate the light tone of the text."--"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
"Will leave girls informed and in charge."--"The Horn Book "

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