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For several decades Judy Blume has been winning legions of fans around the world with her stories. More than 82 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-two languages. She receives thousands of letters every month from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her. Judy lives in Key West, Florida, and New York City with her husband.
Judy Blume's classic novel, now available with a brand-new cover look to celebrate the 40th anniversary. Controversial when it was first published, Forever is a classic title which tenderly describes a first love affair and a first sexual experience. Michael and Katherine are in their last year at school when they begin going out together. They are sure that they love each other but are they both ready for sex? Judy Blume is tasteful and sensitive in describing Katherine’s need for certainty before she embarks on her first sexual experience; she is also wise on how Katherine’s parents subtly try to influence their daughter’s behaviour.
Karen Newman has decided shell never get married. Just look at her parents. All they do is fight. And now Karens dad has moved out of the house and he and her mom are talking about divorce. Her older brother has locked himself away in his room, her little sister is a mess, and she cant bring herself to talk about any of it with her best friend. Shes never felt so alone. Yet in spite of everything Karen is sure she can set things right again if only she can get her parents together in the same room. Or will her fantasy backfire?
Davey has never felt so alone in her life. Her father is deadshot in a holdupand now her mother is moving the family to New Mexico to try to recover.Climbing in the Los Alamos canyon, Davey meets the mysterious Wolf, who can read Daveys sad eyes. Wolf is the only person who seems to understand the rage and fear Davey feels. Slowly, with Wolfs help, Davey realizes that she must get on with her life. But when will she be ready to leave the past behind and move toward the future? Will she ever stop hurting?
Winnie Barringers best friend, Iggie, has moved away. How is Winnie going to make it through summer vacation?Then the Garber family moves into Iggies House, and Winnie is thrilled. The problem is, not everyone is as welcoming as Winnie.
When Deenie finds out that she has scoliosis, shes scared. When she sees the brace for the first time, she wants to scream.But the words wont come out. And Deenie, beautiful Deenie, who everyone says should be a model, is stuck wearing a brace from her neck to her hips. For four yearsor longer. She never worried about how she looked beforehow will she ever face the hard times ahead?
Whats the difference between a friend and a fiend?Jake is so embarrassed by a reading circle blunder, he vows never to speak in class again. Abigail believes she can no longer trust one of her best friends. Their teenage cousins have turned into fiends. And on the perfect snow day, who jumps on Jake and washes his face in snow? And who rescues him?From the Hardcover edition.
For a moment it's as if they've never been apart. They're still Vixen and Cassandra, summer sisters forever. The rest is a mistake, a crazy joke.' Vix Leonard is twelve when she meets dazzling, reckless Caitlin Somers. Invited to spend holidays on Martha's Vineyard with Caitlin and her eccentric, mysterious family, Vix is welcomed into a life totally unlike her own. As days of bold adventure give way to nights of shy discovery, she and Caitlin come together in the complications of growing up; the refuge of belonging; the pact to Never Be Ordinary . . . Until one devastating summer when a local boy changes everything. Years later life has driven them apart, but the bruise of their friendship remains. When Caitlin begs Vix to return to the Vineyard for her wedding, Vix knows she will go. She wants to understand what happened that last shattering summer - and why her best friend still has the power to break her heart. An unforgettable story of two women, two families and the friendships that shape a lifetime from Judy Blume, the author who shaped our teenage selves.
THE PAIN AND the Great One are going places! In these new stories the kids are on the gothe Pain needs a trip to the emergency room; the family goes to the mall and not everyone stays together; the kids visit a county fair and want to ride the Super Slide; and a beach outing includes a boogie board. Lots more action and adventure for the dynamic duo who never stay still.From the Hardcover edition.
THE PAIN AND the Great One hardly agree on anything. But deep down, they know they can count on each other, especially at school, where it often takes two to figure things out. Like when that first baby tooth falls out on the school bus. Or when an unwanted visitor on Bring Your Pet to School Day needs to be caught. Or worst of all, when a scary bully says youre burnt toast. On days like these it can feel good not to go it alone. (And dont forget Fluzzy the cat, who knows a thing or two himself.)From the Hardcover edition.
Peter Hatcher's summer is not looking good.First of all, Peter's brother Fudge -- the five-year-old human hurricane -- has a plan: to marry Peter's sworn enemy, Sheila Tubman. Disgusting! Could anything be worse?Yes. Peter's parents have decided to rent a summer house next, door to the Tubman's. Which means Peter will be stuck with Fudge and Sheila the Cootie Queen for three whole weeks!Will Peter be able to survive the summer? It may not be the vacation of Peter's dreams, but, as millions of Judy Blume fans know, it won't be dull. When Fudge is around, anything can happen... and does!
Read by the authorapprox. 4 hours3 cassettesFudge is back and he's discovered money in a big way. He's making his own Fudge Bucks, dressing as a miser for Halloween and thumbing through catalogs before bed, choosing birthday and Christmas presents years in advance - much to the embarrassment of his family, especially older brother Peter, who's just starting 7th grade. But things begin to change when the Hatchers discover their long-lost relatives, The Howie Hatchers of Honolulu, Hawaii - not exactly your everyday family. With new cousins, Flora and Fauna, and 4 year old Farley Drexel - yes, that's right, another Farley Drexel! - the stage is set for a wild and wacky beginning to a new school year.
Margaret Simon, almost twelve, has just moved from New York City to the suburbs, and shes anxious to fit in with her new friends. When shes asked to join a secret club she jumps at the chance. But when the girls start talking about boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret starts to wonder if shes normal. There are some things about growing up that are hard for her to talk about, even with her friends. Lucky for Margaret, shes got someone else to confide in . . . someone who always listens.
Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween.But Robby grabs the note, and before Linda stops talking it has gone halfway around the room.That's where it all starts. There's something about Linda that makes a lot of kids in her fifth-grade class want to see how far they can go -- but nobody, least of all Jill, expects the fun to end where it does.A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
MEET THE PAIN:My sister's name is Abigail. I call her The Great One because she thinks she's so great. Who cares if she's in third grade and I'm just in first?MEET THE GREAT ONE:My brother's name is Jacob Edward, but everyone calls him Jake. Everyone but me. I call him The Pain because that's what he is. He's a first-grade pain. I'll always know exactly what he's thinking. That's just the way it is.These seven warm-hearted stories will give readers a peek at how a brother and sister relate to each other.From the Hardcover edition.
Sheila Tubman sometimes wonders who she really is: the outgoing, witty, and capable Sheila the Great or the secret Sheila whos afraid of the dark, spiders, swimming, and dogs.When her family spends the summer in Tarrytown, Sheila has to face some of her worst fears. Not only does a dog come with the rented house, but her parents expect Sheila to take swimming lessons! Sheila does her best to pretend shes an expert at everything, but she knows she isnt fooling her new best friend, Mouse Ellis, who happens to be a crackerjack swimmer and a dog lover.What will it take for Sheila to admit to the Tarrytown kidsand to herselfthat shes only human?From the Compact Disc edition.
Living with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing. Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing smashed potatoes on walls at Hamburger Heaven, or scribbling all over Peter's homework, he's never far from trouble. He's a two-year-old terror who gets away with everythingand Peter's had enough. When Fudge walks off with Dribble, Peter's pet turtle, it's the last straw. Peter has put up with Fudge too long. How can he get his parents to pay attention to him for a change?