Better to Wish (Family Tree Series #1)

Better to Wish (Family Tree Series #1)

by Ann M. Martin

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Overview


Four generations. Four girls. One family.
An amazing new four-book series from Ann M. Martin.


In 1930, Abby Nichols is eight, and can't imagine what her future holds. The best things today would be having a dime for the fair, keeping her Pops from being angry, and saving up eighty-seven cents to surprise her little sister with a tea set for Christmas.

But Abby's world is changing fast. Soon there will be new siblings to take care of, a new house to move into, and new friends to meet. But there will also be good-byes to say and hard choices to make. As Abby grows older, how will she decide what sort of life will fit her best?

In this incredible new series, bestselling author Ann M. Martin brings the past and the present together one girlhood at a time and shows readers the way a family grows.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545359429
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Series: Family Tree Series , #1
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 757,944
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author


Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club series sold over 176 million copies and inspired a generation of young readers. Her novels include the Main Street series; BELLE TEAL; the Newbery Honor book A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE; HERE TODAY; A DOG'S LIFE; and ON CHRISTMAS EVE; as well as the much-loved collaborations P.S. LONGER LETTER LATER; and SNAIL MAIL, NO MORE with Paula Danziger. She lives in upstate New York.

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Better to Wish (Family Tree Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
HollyBerry44 More than 1 year ago
I will have to admit that this is my first middle grade book that I have read in a while, and it will not be my last, it reminded me what I love about middle grade so much. The writing is very simple, but there is always really good lessons for kids in them, and some lessons that I think (some) adults need to be reminded of! What I really liked about this book was looking back at what life was like starting in the 30's, no computers, cell phones, etc that make life feel so rushed now a days. The mothers made the daughter their dresses, unless they were wealthy enough to go to the store and buy a dress. The games the kids would make up and play outside (something I think kids do not do enough of these days at all!), how going to a fair with a dime would last you for a few hours, going to the drug store with your friend for an ice cream scoop. I am sure that there were draw backs, but life just seemed a little simpler back then, less stressful. I really enjoyed reading about Abby and her family, and even though it was a very different time period, the same kinds of situations happen now, for example, once Abby's father starts getting more work, he feels the need to "prove" to society that he is making it, and that they are now part of the wealthy crowd by buying the kids flashy gifts, and moving in to a big house, and hiring a maid. Abby picks up on this, and wishes that they could have stayed in their own home and that her dad would pay attention to her more, and know what she wanted for her birthday. There is a lot of family drama in this book, and it was great to see Abby grow through the book, and come to be her own person. Also I cannot wait to read more about this family in the future books, it seems like it is going to be a great series. The events that happen in this book are things that happen all the time now, so I think kids will be able to relate to this book for sure. I give this a 4/5, and am really looking forward to more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! You really won't regret buying this book! A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this book I didn't think anything of it, but when I read it, it was awesome! Kids going through hard times I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just got done reading this book and i love it what is the pther book called so i can get it and read it to
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much!! I think everyone should read this book, but there is three twist in the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i have read in a long long time.i can not wait till the next book comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ann M Martin did it again Great book cant wait for the nexonet