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The Resource Milo : sticky notes and brain freeze, written and illustrated by Alan Silberberg

Milo : sticky notes and brain freeze, written and illustrated by Alan Silberberg

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Milo : sticky notes and brain freeze
Title
Milo
Title remainder
sticky notes and brain freeze
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Alan Silberberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In love with the girl he sneezed on the first day of school and best pals with Marshall, the "One Eyed Jack" of friends, seventh-grader Milo Cruikshank misses his mother whose death has changed everything at home
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
QWF Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2011.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 5 – 8 — By page 14, readers will know that this is more than just another funny story about a middle school misfit who is the new kid in the neighborhood. While Milo does struggle with all the normal tween anxieties and self-consciousness about his family, there is more. Silberberg details the daily events with Wimpy Kid -like drawings and quick-witted humor that will keep the pages turning. Milo's new friendships with classmates Marshall and Hillary and elderly neighbor Sylvia Poole allow readers to glimpse at the deeper truth—Milo's mother's death—as it emerges between laugh lines. Silberberg takes on a tough topic and always stays true to the age of the character through dialogue and artwork while maintaining that wisecracking, 12-year-old humor. Added to this, he manages to convey Milo's pain and fears without ever becoming maudlin or depressing. Those familiar with Silberberg's Pond Scum (Hyperion, 2005) will recognize the similar style of writing. Yet with Milo , the author embraces a core childhood fear, molding the humor with poignancy to create a profound slice of one boy's life.—Tina Hudak, St. Albans School, Washington, DC --Tina Hudak (Reviewed September 1, 2010) (School Library Journal, vol 56, issue 9, p164)
  • Seventh grader Milo Cruikshank narrates and illustrates an up-and-down year in yet another new school. He works his way through a crush and finds both friends who share his interests and an adult he can talk to about the ways he still misses his mom, who died two years earlier. Looking at the cover and even reading the first two chapters won't prepare readers for the emotional content of this moving book. Milo's mother's death left a gaping, silent hole in his family. Over the course of the year he finds a way to fill that void, get his father and older sister talking about her again and say goodbye properly. The accessible text is full of cartoons illustrating and occasionally carrying the action; Milo makes lists, too. Close to failing math, socially inept and awkward with girls, even one who simply wants to be a friend, he is easy to care about. Middle-school readers will find his school life familiar and painfully funny, but they may be surprised by the poignancy of his story. (Fiction. 10-14)(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2010)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
369057
Cataloging source
DLC
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Silberberg, Alan
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • NC
  • 1180
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.S5798
LC item number
Mi 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grief
  • Death
  • Mothers
  • Friendship
  • Grief in adolescence
  • Parents
  • Mothers
  • Friendship in adolescence
Target audience
pre adolescent
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sticky notes and brain freeze
Label
Milo : sticky notes and brain freeze, written and illustrated by Alan Silberberg
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Aladdin hardcover ed.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9781416994305
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010012708
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)468977708
Label
Milo : sticky notes and brain freeze, written and illustrated by Alan Silberberg
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Aladdin hardcover ed.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9781416994305
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010012708
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)468977708

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