Sydney A. Frankel's Summer Mix-Up
Sydney Frankel, soon to be a sixth-grader, is looking forward to a summer of fun with her best friend, Maggie. She figures she deserves some time to herself to do what she wants before her mom delivers Sydney’s new sibling in just four months. Too bad Sydney’s mom has other plans for her.
Sydney’s forced to take a summer course at the South Miami Community Center. She’s allowed to take any class, except for what she really wants—a reading course. But when Maggie comes up with a switcheroo plan so that they can both take the classes they like, unexpected complications arise.
|Grade 3 - Grade 6
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Kar-Ben Publishing ®
|Number of Pages
Author: Danielle Joseph
Danielle Joseph is the author of picture books and young adult novels, including the award-winning picture book I Want to Ride the Tap Tap. She was born in Cape Town, South Africa and now lives in Maryland with her family and dog Ringo. Danielle believes in the power of kindness and spreads joy wherever she can.
“This amusing romp with its twisty plot and its sparkling writing teaches these lessons with a light touch and a large helping of humor. The easy-to-read chapter book format is inviting. Readers will be both entertained and enlightened.” — Michal Hoschander Malen, Jewish Books Council
“A sweet, heartfelt story about friendship and family. — Kirkus Reviews
“This book is the perfect blend of humor and heart!”—Laurie Friedman, author of the Mallory McDonald series
“A warm and funny story that shows just how not alone we are, even when it feels otherwise.”—Chris Tebbetts, author of Public School Superhero and coauthor of the Middle School series
“Danielle Joseph has created wonderful characters showcasing humor, sensitivity, and independence, all while highlighting the importance of friendship. Readers who have enjoyed the humor of Ramona Quimby will fall in love with Sydney Frankel.” —Christina Diaz Gonzalez, author of The Red Umbrella and Moving Target
“Sydney and her family are as real and lovable as any you’ll find in children’s literature.”—Josh Berk, author of Camp Murderface
“A book with heart, about finding the bravery to be your true self.” —Jennifer Cervantes, New York Times bestselling author of The Storm Runner trilogy