Main Street #1: Welcome To Camden Falls

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Ann M Martin | Scholastic Paperbacks | 2007 | Paperback

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Flora and Ruby Do Not Want To Move To Camden Falls. But They Don’t Really Have A Choice — Their Parents Are Dead And Their Grandmother, Min, Is Taking Them In. It’s Strange To Be In A New Place. But Luckily, It’s A Very Welcoming Place. Min Runs A Sewing Store, Needle & Thread, At The Heart Of Main Street In Camden Falls. There, Flora And Ruby Become Friends With Olivia, Who Likes To Organize Things, And Nikki, Who Lives On The Wrong Side Of The Tracks. Even If Flora And Ruby Never Expected It To, Camden Falls Becomes Their Home…and Its Stories Become A Part Of Their Stories.publishers Weeklymeyers’s Honeyed, Youthful Voice Gives Martin’s Latest, The First In The Main Street Series For Middle-graders, The Easygoing Pace One Might Expect From The Series’ Title. Eleven-year-old Flora And Her Younger Sister Ruby Are Orphaned When Their Parents Are Killed In A Car Accident. Five Months After The Tragedy, The Siblings Move With Their Grandmother Min To Her Home In The Sleepy Small Town Of Camden Falls, Mass. As The Family Grieves And Adjusts To New Circumstances-getting Their Life Back In Order-listeners Are Taken Along To Meet Interesting Friends And Neighbors In Camden Falls. Kind-hearted Min Co-owns A Sewing Shop, Needle And Thread, And Lives In One Of Eight Connected Row Houses In A Historic Building-all Fodder For The Sort Of Diverse Community Interactions, Budding Friendships And Dramas That Are The Stuff Of Many Of The Author’s Popular Works. Unfortunately, Meyers’s Characterizations Are Uneven, In Contrast To Her Solid, Straight Narrative Passages. Ruby’s Voice Is Too Babyish And Whiny, And The Girls’ Energetic New Pal Olivia Is Given An Affected Child Characterization That Is Equally Grating. Her Takes On Some Of The Older Town Residents, As Well As A Boy With Down Syndrome Are Slightly More Successful. A Bonus Author Interview, In Which She Discusses Her Characters, Series And Career Is Included. Ages 9-up. (june)copyright 2007 Reed Business Information