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A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids

A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids

Author: Shelley Tougas
$14.99(NZD)  inc GST
Description

A bully, a wedding, and a larger-than-life family add up to a hilarious and heartfelt middle-grade novel.

Mary Margaret Miller is going to be a junior bridesmaid--that is, if she isn't grounded for the rest of her life. She's feuding with school bully Brent Helzinski, and her cousin Eden, aka The Bride, is clashing with her grandmother about wedding plans.

Mary knows it's her job as a junior bridesmaid to make the day run smoothly, but she sure could use a little help from above.

Award-winning author Shelly Tougas (Finders Keepers, The Graham Cracker Plot) has created a relatable and funny heroine in this touching and true-to-life novel.

Praise for A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids

"Hand this to tween readers who crave sweet and innocent realistic tales." --School Library Journal

"Wedding-prep comedy balances serious questions of morality in this sweetly perceptive book." --Kirkus Review

"Is there a Patron Saint for smart, funny, touching narrators? If there is, this book's narrator- Mary Margaret Miller - must have a direct line. Mary is a first-class storyteller with a wonderful eye for detail, a wicked sense of humor, and a tender and searching heart. I love her, and I love this book." --Sheila Turnage, author of Three Times Lucky

"Mary's take on the stressful situations and dynamic cast of characters makes for an energetic, absorbing read as she sorts through her religious and social conflicts, which most recently include a cute boy named Nick who challenges her views on her Catholicism. Her voice is funny without being hyperbolic; instead, she is ordinary, observant, and realistically plagued by an overburdened sense of responsibility to keep everyone happy, which makes her relatable to many tweens. Readers looking for a lighthearted summer read about faith, family, and figuring out who you are in the midst of a lot of noise will enjoy this." --The Bulletin

Reviews
"Hand this to tween readers who crave sweet and innocent realistic tales." --School Library Journal"Wedding-prep comedy balances serious questions of morality in this sweetly perceptive book." --Kirkus"Is there a Patron Saint for smart, funny, touching narrators? If there is, this book's narrator- Mary Margaret Miller - must have a direct line. Mary is a first-class storyteller with a wonderfuleye for detail, a wicked sense of humor, and a tender and searching heart. I love her, and I love this book." --Sheila Turnage, author of Three Times Lucky"Is there a Patron Saint for reading? I hope so because this book is SWEET, FUNNY AND CHOCK FULL OF GOODNESS." --Lisa Greenwald, author of My Life in Pink and Green"Mary's take on the stressful situations and dynamic cast of characters makes for an energetic, absorbing read as she sorts through her religious and social conflicts. . . . Readers looking for a lighthearted summer read about faith, family, and figuring out who you are in the midst of a lot of noise will enjoy this." --The Bulletin
Author description
Shelley Tougas is an award-winning writer of nonfiction for children, including Little Rock Girl 1957, and the author of the novels The Graham Cracker Plot and Finders Keepers. She lives in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781250143754
  • : Square Fish
  • : Square Fish
  • : April 2018
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United States
  • : May 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 813.6
  • : 288
  • : Shelley Tougas
  • : Paperback