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Ten Rules for Living with My Sister

Ann M. Martin

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Pearl’s older sister Lexie is in eighth grade and has a boyfriend. Pearl’s only boyfriend is the family’s crabby cat, Bitey.  Lexie is popular. Pearl is not, mostly because of the embarrassing Three Bad Things that happened in school and which no one has forgotten. Everything Pearl does seems to drive Lexie crazy. On top of that, their grandfather is moving into their family’s apartment and taking over Pearl’s room. How will these sisters share without driving one another crazy?

Pearl is good at making lists of rules, but sometimes, life doesn’t play by the rules!

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Ten Rules for Living with My Sister
1Half an hour ago my sister locked me out of her room. Then she opened her door long enough to hang this sign on it:Then she closed the door again. It was the sixth time Lexie had hung the NO PEARL sign this month.When I saw the sign, I went to my own room, put onmy pirate costume, and made a sign that said MY FEET SMELL. I hung it on Lexie's door underneath the NO PEARL sign and waited for my sister to come out.I had to wait a long time, and I got a little bored. This was nothing new. I never know what to do with myself. Which is one of the differences between
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    Pearl has discovered that there are some rules to living with her sister Lexie.

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Praise for TEN RULES FOR LIVING WITH MY SISTER
 
“The imaginative, artistic Pearl is a likable character, and girls with sisters will easily recognize themselves in either Pearl or Lexie.” --BCCB
 
“Ten Rules is a fun read with a relatable young narrator…” --Shelf Awareness for Readers

"The book will undoubtedly appeal most to younger girls, and would make a delightful shared, read-aloud between parent and child, or grandparent and grandchild." --VOYA

“Martin’s expertise at capturing a character’s authentic voice brings a high level of depth and meaning to this work.” --School Library Journal
 
“Ann M. Martin gives us the real deal in this easy-to-read, eventful novel.” --ReadKiddoRead.com
 
"Martin, from her Baby-sitters Club days, knows all the ins and outs of Pearl’s demographic, and the nine-year-old’s travails will surely resonate with the intended audience.” --Horn Book Magazine
 
Praise for EVERYTHING FOR A DOG

“[Martin] artfully alternates and gradually weaves together threads from the canine and human tales until the three stories converge in time and space into a completely heartwarming and satisfying finale. Essential fare for fans of the perfectly crafted canine tale.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
 
“Beautifully crafted… Each point of view is compelling on its own, but the smooth convergence of the characters’ heartwrenching histories shows exceptional engineering and artistry. Animal lovers of all ages will cherish this moving tale of man’s—or in this case, boy’s—best friend.” – Publishers Weekly, Starred review
 
“This is a sensitive, gentle read that surrounds its occasional heartbreak with plenty of hope and warm feelings.”—Booklist
 
“This is a touching and ultimately happy story that will appeal to fans of Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s Shiloh (S & S, 1991) and Fred Gipson’s Old Yeller (HarperCollins, 1942), as well as to a wider audience.”School Library Journal
 
“It is clear that Martin is not writing a conventional dog story but a serious and very fine book about life, death, and the need to keep going in order to find joy again, whether one is a human or a dog.”—Horn Book Review
 
A Kirkus Best Book of 2009

A Book Page Best Book of 2009

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TEN RULES FOR LIVING WITH MY SISTER by Ann M. MartinKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of TEN RULES FOR LIVING WITH MY SISTER . New York City is the setting of Newbery Honor winner Martin's (<em>A Corner of the Universe<em>, 2002) latest, which deftly explores the discord between two sisters.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Ann M. Martin

  • Ann M. Martin is one of the most beloved and acclaimed authors publishing today. Her novel, Everything for a Dog, also published by Feiwel and Friends, was name a Best Book of 2009 by Kirkus Reviews and Book Page, and called “beautifully crafted” by Publishers Weekly in a starred review. Ann lives in upstate New York.

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Ann M. Martin

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