Nora and the Texas Terror
Nora is trying to be a good sport about having cousin Ellie's family come to stay now that her uncle has lost his job. But Ellie is a real Texas Terror. Nora not only has to share her room with Ellie (and Fuzzy, Ellie's scary pet) but her desk as school as well.
"This warmhearted chapter book about families doubling up during hard times is timely and engaging." (Holiday House, Fall 2010)
"Realistic situations coupled with modern economic problems make this a familiar story of today's young readers."--Kirkus Reviews
"This is an entertaining and original early chapter book; the dynamic between Nora and Ellie is realistically portrayed, and the simple plot is well developed."
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
A Junior Library Guild selection
Oregon Book Award Finalist
Cypress Fairbanks ISD Horned Toad Tales list 2012 - 2013