Staying Nine

Author(s): Pam Conrad
Product Number: 43444
Released: Feb 03, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419340390
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It is almost her birthday, but Heather doesn't want to turn 10. As far as she's concerned, nine is the perfect age. She's just the right size to shimmy up the doorway, and she likes being cute and little. She doesn't want to be tall, or too big for things. Most of all, she doesn't want to be fussy and boring, like grown-ups. Heather agrees to let her mom throw a party for her, provided it is an unbirthday party, and Uncle Lou's girlfriend Rosa Rita can come. Rosa Rita wears funky outfits and is a whole lot of fun, even though she is technically an adult. Will Rosa Rita convince Heather to change her mind about turning ten? Pam Conrad is the author of a number of award-winning novels. Narrator Kate Forbes' clear, well-modulated voice will hold listeners' attention to the very end of this touching story. Her dramatic performance gives perfect expression to the all-too-common fear of growing up.

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