My Mom's Wedding
by Eve Bunting
A child of divorce, seven-year-old Pinky is torn by feelings of loyalty to her father and affection for the man her mom is about to marry. As she prepares to be the ring bearer for the upcoming wedding, Pinky is both excited and reluctant, but mostly she feels guilty. It's not until she accepts that her parents will never get back together that Pinky understands it's okay to love both her dads. As non-traditional families increasingly become the norm, this positive story will continue to grow in relevance. My Mom's Wedding offers a comforting message and helps children to work out their conflicted emotions about divorce. Parents, too, have something to learn from the amicable kindness that Pinky's mother, father and stepfather show each other.
- Dewey: F
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585362882): 32 pages, 10 (w) x 10 (h), © 2007, 08/14/2006
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 2.9
- ATOS Interest Level: LG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 109417
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5
- JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Marriage & Divorce (JUV013020)
- JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents (JUV013060)
- JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings (JUV039050)
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Author: Eve Bunting
Eve Bunting was born in a little town in Ireland called Maghera and she was brought up in the tradition of storytelling. Her mother started a library in their house and there were always books available to read. Most were poetry, which Eve loved. She also loved ghost stories and adventure stories; actually stories of all kinds. So she grew up, got married, had three children, and became a storyteller herself.
Now Eve lives in California and writes books that tell stories. She has written a lot of books, more than 250, and hopes to write many more. Because storytelling is what she does. And what she loves to do.
Illustrator: Lisa Papp
Born and raised in Iowa and Nebraska, Lisa Papp attended Iowa State University College of Design for one year, and studied three more years at Du Cret School for the Arts in New Jersey where she won numerous awards for her watercolor paintings. “I am lucky to illustrate. It gives me a chance to dream and see it come to life. Nature has always been a friend to me and continues to be one of my best inspirers.” Lisa currently resides in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her artist husband, Rob, and their whimsical cat, Taffy.