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The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

By: Dana Alison Levy
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Imprint: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385376525
2014-07-22 - $15.99

"Fans of Beverly Cleary’s Quimbys, Judy Blume’s Hatchers, and, more recently, Jeanne Birdsall’s Penderwicks will fervently hope that more Fletcher misadventures are yet to come."--School,Library Journal (starred) 

The start of the school year is not going as the Fletcher brothers hoped. Each boy finds his plans for success veering off in unexpected and sometimes diastrous directions. And at home, their miserable new neighbor complains about everything. As the year continues, the boys learn the hard and often hilarious lesson that sometimes what you least expect is what you come to care about the most.

 Praise for The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher
A Junior Library Guild Selection 

"Their banter is realistic, and the disorder of their everyday lives, convincing. The Fletcher family rules!"--Kirkus Reviews, starred 

"Dana Alison Levy has gloriously reimagined the classic family story into a thoroughly modern mold, and it works perfectly. The Fletchers, with two fathers and four wildly different but deeply bonded adoptive brothers, burrowed their way straight into my heart, and the usually cheerful, sometimes painful, story of a year in their lives gave me plenty of happy chuckles, seasoned by the occasional tear. A totally satisfying book!"--Bruce Coville, Bestselling author of My Teacher is an Alien and The Unicorn Chronicles

"With its semi-episodic structure, laugh-out-loud humor, and mix of zaniness and love, Levy's debut offers something truly significant: a middle-grade family story featuring gay parents and interracial families that is never about either issue."--School, Library, Journal, starred 

"Levy provides a compelling, compassionate, and frequently hilarious look at their daily concerns. Family rituals such as each boy getting the meal of his choice on the first day of school are presented with warmth and humor. By book’s end readers will want to be part of (or at least friends with) this delightful family."--The Horn Book