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eBook Just Ask Iris download

by Lucy Frank

eBook Just Ask Iris download ISBN: 0689844549
Author: Lucy Frank
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 1, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1501 kb
Fb2: 1585 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up and Facts of Life

Lucy Frank is the author of five novels for young people: Just Ask Iris; Oy, Joy!; Will You Be My Brussels Sprout?; I Am an Artichoke; and The Annoyance Bureau.

Lucy Frank is the author of five novels for young people: Just Ask Iris; Oy, Joy!; Will You Be My Brussels Sprout?; I Am an Artichoke; and The Annoyance Bureau. She splits her time between New York City and upstate New York, where she and her husband have raised one son, three cats, and four ducks.

A really sweet story by an author that I love. I read (and loved!) all of Lucy Frank's books as a teen and they're still really good as a reread. Sep 10, 2016 Jessica rated it liked it.

Twelve-year-old Iris Diaz Pinkowitz's Mami wants her to spend the summer in the apartment learning to type from a classic 1950s typing text. But Iris has other ideas: she wants to find out where the cat she's been feeding comes from-maybe the lady in 6B, who seems to have dozens-and she needs to get a bra, because the catcalls are becoming irritating. Get weekly book recommendations

According to her mother, Iris is supposed to spend the summer safely indoors, keeping the apartment clean and learning to type. But when Iris follows a cat out onto the fire escape one day, she ends up meeting some of the amazing people who live in her building, including Yolanda, the Cat Lady, and the angry boy with the peashooter. Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 1, 2003). ISBN13: 9780689844546. Grades: 5 - 9. Ages: 10 - 14. Browse Related Books.

2001) A novel by Lucy Frank. According to her mother, Iris is supposed to spend the summer safely indoors, keeping the apartment clean and learning to type.

Iris from Lucy Frank's Just Ask Iris cough, cough. Anyway, nothing major. I was just bored at 1:50 at night and I needed something to do. 816x638px 2. 9 KB. Show More.

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor. Related books and articles. Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor. Author Lucy Frank spices this tale for young readers with a drama-inducing crisis: Iris discovers she needs a bra, Mami refuses to supply one, and a suitor enters the scene. Never mind that Don Juan is actually a stray cat. "Fluffy" arrives faithfully every morning for a week, then suddenly disappears.

One wacky building. One amazing summer. According to her mother, Iris is supposed to spend the summer safely indoors, keeping the apartment clean and learning to type. But when Iris follows a cat out onto the fire escape one day, she ends up meeting some of the amazing people who live in her building, including Yolanda, the Cat Lady, and the angry boy with the peashooter. So she comes up with two summer goals of her own: to earn some money, and to spend as much time outside the stuffy apartment as possible. The money starts trickling in thanks to Iris's many neighbors and her errand-running business. But little does she know her job -- and her typing skills -- will lead her to play a major role not only in the future of her building, but also in the lives of forty-plus cats. And in the end, Iris gets something she didn't even know she was looking for....
Comments: (4)
Malogamand
Iris is 12-years-old and growing. Everybody seems to notice this except her mother; her mother wants Iris to stay a child for as long as she can. But even a mother can't stop Mother Nature and Iris is growing up --- in fact it's time for her to get a bra. The problem is, her mother says she can't afford to buy Iris a bra right now. Iris can't turn back puberty! What is she going to do?
Then a cat comes down the fire escape one night and invites himself through their security gate, right into bed with Iris. He's a big softie, and Iris loves him. Every day he comes down to visit her while her mother's at work, and she feeds him. She names him Fluffy, and they sit together on the fire escape in the summer sunshine.
Iris worries about the cat, especially since he takes walks around the neighborhood everyday. Iris starts looking around for Fluffy --- the upside is, she gets to know her neighbors. There's a great big man all covered with tattoos, who looks just like his great big pit bull. There's a wacky parrot who cusses a blue streak (especially if anybody tells him he's a dirty bird). There's an old man who lets his dog out every day to do his business in the stairway. And there's the loony Cat Lady. Everybody tells Iris, no matter what else she does, to stay away from the Cat Lady. But Iris wonders if Fluffy came from the Cat Lady's apartment, and she has to find out.
Now, while Fluffy and his wanderings may take Iris's mind off her money problems at home and her girl issues, the problems are still there. How do all these plot switches help her in her quest for new lingerie? You'll want to read this book to find out just how. A girl determined to get herself what she needs, and help everybody else in the process, is unstoppable!
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Juce
I wish that Just Ask Iris were a series because her life is so funny! She has a lot of problems throughout the book such as getting a bra. She makes money and lots of friends that she can turn to, even the crazy Cat Lady. I like the way she figures things out and how on every page there is at least 1 laugh. I recommend this book to girls 8 and up. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
Quellik
Iris, in trying to purchase her first bra-an item she needs desperately-starts a business called "Just ask Iris." Unfortunately the elevator in her building is out of order so she uses the fire escape instead. She not only meets the inhabitants of her new Manhattan apartment building, but also, she manages to pull you into the story. A very fast paced read. I'm a middle school teacher and find this a fun resource to discuss landlord laws and living conditions in the city.
Anaragelv
What is this book? A-plus for funny fire escape scenes, but I can find better for my family. The plotline is that Iris needs a bra because, to quote one character, "the chick's got titties." And Iris needing a bra is what pulls the whole building together. Wow.

At first I was excited to find a book that tackles the minor annoyances of being part of a mixed-race family ("What are you?"), but come on.

language: piss, pissed-off, titties, titties, up the wazoo, don't piss him off, "Oh my God." piss, pissed, pee, peeing, piss

Is this how we want ten year olds to talk? And if so, why?