Fig Pudding-9780544540316

Fig Pudding

by Ralph Fletcher
$7.99
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Clifford Allyn Abernathy III (just Cliff, for short) is the oldest of six kids in a family that does everything—fighting, laughing, playing, eating, telling stories, and celebrating the holidays—in a big, often outlandish, and sometimes poignant way. 

 

Taking the family from Christmas to Christmas, the chapters of Fig Pudding, narrated by eleven-year-old Cliff, are complete short stories in themselves. Read together, they tell the tale of life in a large, loving family. Besides a fresh look, this edition includes a brand new story.


  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544540316
  • ISBN-10: 054454031X
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 02/16/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book

Clifford Allyn Abernathy III (just Cliff, for short) is the oldest of six kids in a family that does everything—fighting, laughing, playing, eating, telling stories, and celebrating the holidays—in a big, often outlandish, and sometimes poignant way.

Taking the family from Christmas to Christmas, the chapters of Fig Pudding, narrated by eleven-year-old Cliff, are complete short stories in themselves—full of quick-paced, hilarious action and the warmth and love of a close-knit family. This new edition includes an original story.

About the author
Ralph Fletcher

Ralph Fletcher is the author of many well-received books for children, including the novels Fig Pudding and Flying Solo, and the picture books Twilight Comes Twice, Grandpa Never Lies, and Circus Surprise. He lives with his family in New Hampshire. Visit him online at ralphfletcher.com.

Reviews

“This warm story . . . neatly blends the humor and frustrations of growing up in a large family.”—Publishers Weekly

“Fletcher captures perfectly the humor, irritations, and sadness of life in a large, close-knit family and makes Cliff a sympathetic and thoughtful narrator, occasionally bewildered by his siblings’ antics but always a completely believable older brother.”—Booklist

“In a fresh, exuberant voice, eleven-year-old Cliff Abernathy III narrates a rollercoaster year in his family’s life, beginning with Christmas and Grandma’s visit. Chapters are colorful vignettes of celebrations, crises, and day-to-day events.”—School Library Journal