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Title:
No time for Mother's Day
Author:
Anderson, Laurie Halse.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co., 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Although it takes her some time, Charity thinks of the perfect Mother's Day gift for her busy mother.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 45328.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780807549551
Format :
Book

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Summary

There are only two days left until Mother's Day, and Charity Chatfield doesn't have a present for her mother. She doesn't even know what to get her!

On Saturday morning, as Charity watches her mom answer the phone, rescue the toast, empty the dishwasher, and check the clock, she thinks an extra set of hands would be good. Then the two rush off to do errands, and Charity thinks another pair of legs would be great, too.

By Saturday night, Charity still has no present. But as she lies awake counting the minutes, an idea comes to mind -- perfect idea for her busy mother.


Author Notes

Laurie Halse Anderson was born in Potsdam, New York on October 23, 1961. She received a B.S.L.L. in Languages and Linguistics from Georgetown University in 1984. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a freelance reporter. Her first book, Ndito Runs, was published in 1996. She has written numerous books for children including Turkey Pox, No Time for Mother's Day, Fever 1793, Speak, Catalyst, Independent Dames: What You Never Knew about the Women and Girls of the American Revolution, Chains and The Impossible Knife of Memory. She also created the Wild at Heart series, which was originally published by American Girl but is now called the Vet Volunteers series and is published by Penguin Books for Young Readers.

Anderson has been nominated and won multiple honorary awards for her literary work. For the masterpiece Speak, Anderson won the Printz Honor Book Award, a National Book Award nomination, Golden Kite award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her book Fever 1793 won the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults selection and the Junior Library Guild selection. In 2008, Chains was selected for the National Book Award Finalist and in 2009 was awarded for its Historical Fiction the Scott O'Dell Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 5^-8. Charity Chatfield is horrified when she realizes that Mother's Day is only two days away. What can she get her always hustling, bustling mother? As Charity follows Mom around on a busy day of errands, she tries to find a present. It's not until Charity awakens in the middle of the night that a plan comes to mind. The next day, Charity turns off all the phones and fax machines, gets rid of the beepers, bleepers, and ringers, and offers Mom the gift of peace and quiet--just what Mrs. Chatfield has been craving. There aren't too many books about Mother's Day, so this should be a welcome addition to holiday shelves. The story moves along well, and the message about modern life and how to make it just a bit simpler should hit close to home. Donohue's sprightly watercolors are jam-packed with things to look at, following the frenetic sensibility of the text. Whether it is showing the action at home in a dollhouselike visual or capturing what Saturday errands feel like by depicting the family car on a road that never ends, the art shines with freshness. --Ilene Cooper


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-A pleasant offering for that special day. Charity is worried. There are only two days left until Mother's Day, and she can't decide on a present. Suddenly, it's Saturday, and things around the Chatfield house are hectic and noisy. Telephones are ringing, faxed messages are arriving, the dishwasher is noisy, timers are beeping, and Mom has dozens of errands to run. Worst of all, Charity's super-organized cousin has his gift selections all planned. However, in a moment of inspiration late that night, Charity devises the perfect gift for her mother: a day of peace and quiet, all to herself. The illustrations, done in ink and bright watercolors, have a light touch of humor, especially in the characters' expressions. A good companion to Jill Murphy's Five Minutes Peace (Magi, 1995), another humorous view of a mother in search of silence.-Roxanne Burg, Thousand Oaks Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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