Happy Birthday, Sophie Hartley

By Greene, Stephanie

Publishers Summary:
Sophie Hartley is almost sure that her dad said okay when she asked for a baby gorilla for her birthday. Soon the kids at school want to know every detail about the gorilla, and dealing with her enthusiastic classmates gets harder as the big day approaches. When teenage sister Nora leaves their shared bedroom for her own space in the attic, and close friend Jenna shows signs of becoming a shrieker, Sophie finds it hard to remain optimistic. Maybe painting her windowsills purple will help. And maybe she’ll get the perfect present! Funny and believable, the story of a big birthday will please old and new Sophie fans.

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ISBN
978-0-54725-128-8
Publisher
Clarion


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2010

Gr 3–5—Sophie Hartley is about to reach her all-important double-digit birthday. When she decides she wants a baby gorilla for her present, she researches how to care for it and starts planning and plotting. When her busy parents pay more attention to her brother getting a car for his 16th birthday, and her 13-year-old sister m...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2010

Impulsive, big-hearted, prone-to-enthusiasms middle-child Sophie Hartley is back in another lively chapter book full of humor, believable family dynamics, and characters who think and talk like real people. For Sophie's "double-digit" birthday (she's turning ten), she wants a special present, something she's longed for all her life: a pet. A baby gorilla, in fact. Things get a little out of hand when Sophie's impetuous announcement to best friends Alice and Jenna that her...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on October 1, 2010

For Sophie's "double-digit" birthday, she wants a special pet: a baby gorilla. Things get out of hand when she an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on June 1, 2010

- Stephanie Greene presents a realistic and convincing family dynamic and a believable school setting. The characters come alive through sharp dialogue and funny moments. - Sophie is a likable protagonist. About to turn ten, she is both excited about her "double digit" birthday and hesitant abo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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