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Title:
Freaky Friday
Author:
Rodgers, Mary.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [1972]

[©1972]
Physical Description:
145 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
A thirteen-year-old girl gains a much more sympathetic understanding of her relationship with her mother when she has to spend a day in her mother's body.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
730 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.4 4.0 5067.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.1 6 Quiz: 04201 Guided reading level: R.
ISBN:
9780060250485
Format :
Book

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Summary

Annabel Andrews thinks she has a tough life. She's got an annoying little brother named Ben (better known as Ape Face), her mom is always after her to clean up her room, and Boris, the boy who lives upstairs, doesn't like her a bit. Annabel wishes she had her mother's much easier life--and one freaky, and hilarious, Friday, she gets it. She learns how difficult life can be when the laundry spins out of control, she sits in on a horrendous parent/teacher conference--about herself-- and to cap it all, she loses Ape Face. Here is the original body-switching story that started a Hollywood trend.

An ALA Notable Children's Book

A 1973 Christopher Award Winner


Author Notes

Mary Rodgers was born in Manhattan, New York on January 11, 1931. She attended Wellesley College, where she studied music, but she left before graduating to get married. While at Wellesley, she wrote numerous songs. A dozen were published in 1952 under the title Some of My Best Friends Are Children. In 1957, she met composer Leonard Bernstein, who hired her to help write and produce the television shows of Bernstein's New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts, a job she held for more than a decade.

She wrote the music for Once Upon a Mattress, Hot Spot, and the off Broadway revue, The Mad Show. She also wrote a musical for television entitled Feathertop. She wrote children's books including Freaky Friday, A Billion for Boris, The Rotten Book, and Summer Switch. Freaky Friday was adapted into a movie starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster in 1976 and a remake movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in 2003. She died of heart failure on June 26, 2014 at the age 83.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. When a girl and her mother change bodies, life gets more complicated than either can imagine.


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