Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Book - 2007
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Spending the summer in Tarrytown, New York, is a lot of fun for ten-year-old Sheila even though her friends make her face up to some self-truths she does not want to admit.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Puffin Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9780525364559
0525364552
9780440467014
0440467012
9780525469285
0525469281
9780425193808
0425193802
9780142408797
0142408794
Call Number: BLUME
Characteristics: 138 p. ; 20 cm
Subjects: Tarrytown (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Humorous stories.
Girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Vacations -- Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-acceptance -- Juvenile fiction.

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Nov 24, 2016

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Oct 06, 2016

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Cheryl65
Oct 05, 2015

I would not read this book to a little kid -- or to a group of kids -- unless I was prepared to help the kids sort out Sheila's serious issues.
Sheila is NOT a strong, confident, brave main character.

The book makes clear that Sheila has real developmental problems. But by making no real effort to help her deal with her fear/ avoidance problem, the book leaves child readers with no guidance.

I do not think Sheila is a kid with standard adjustment issues. She's loaded with phobias, and practices constant avoidance and denial.
She does not face her fears, but schemes/lies to avoid feared necessary learning, then claims to already know the skills.

She's also way too concerned about what others think of her. She NEEDS to be Sheila the great.

How different this book is from 'El Deafo!'

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kindnesschan
May 28, 2015

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niku1234
Aug 07, 2013

Loved this book. Satisfying, enjoyable and a fun read. I strongly recommend this book to young girls in particular.

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jdowling74
Aug 26, 2012

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