This hilarious novel from awardwinning author wendy mass is now available on audio. They realize that they would always be the best of friends. For your reference, we provided these 11 birthdays quotes with page numbers using the following version of the book. Jan 01, 2009 the book 11 birthdays is a funny and creative book. Its amandas 11th birthday and she is super excitedafter all, 11 is so different from 10. But she doesnt like when she has to wear an itchy dorothy costume that her mom picked out for her to wear at her hollywood themed birthday party.
Let me just say that 11 birthdays could have easily received a 5 star rating. Wendy mass setting amandas house leos house willow falls middle school the museum the story takes place in a time just like ours today. In an extreme overreaction, she flees the party and cuts leo out of her life. Its amandas 11th birthday and she is super excited. The worst part of it all is that she and her best friend, leo, with whom shes shared every birthday, are on the outs and this will be the first birthday they have spent apart. Groundhog day meets flipped in this tale of a girl stuck in her birthday. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Unbeknownst to them, their greatgreatgrandfathers carried on a legendary feud that turned town upside down until they ended it, instantly and mysteriously, and were friends for the rest of their lives. Sep 01, 2010 yesterday at the bookstore, my middleschoolaged daughter chose a book meant to be read by a highschoolaged person. This book is about a soontobe12 girl who makes a list of. What are the mainmost important events in 11 birthdays by. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see wikipedia.
The worst part of it all is that she and her best friend, leo, with whom she has the same birth date, are on the outs and this will be the first birthday they have spent apart. Kids wings activities for 11 birthdays by wendy mass. But shes not mature enough to handle the advanced sex, language, and social issues that the book might contain. Jul 01, 2011 wendy mass was born in livingston, new jersey on january 17, 1967. Freebooknotes found 5 important quotes from 5 key chapters of 11 birthdays by wendy mass. On their tenth birthday party, amanda heard leo say something rude about amanda to his friend.
Wendy mass does not disappoint fans with her newest novel 11 birthdays an excellent new novel about the power of friendship that will delight readers everywhere with is uniqueness and creativity. This year you decide to have your own party, except everyone including you would rather go to leos. From 11 birthdays, the first childrens novel of the willow falls series, wendy mass has been added four more amazing novels to the series. Groundhog day meets flipped in this tale of a girl stuck in her bir. Discussion questions for 11 birthdays by wendy mass scholastic. Like many concepts in the book world, series is a somewhat fluid and contested notion.
This wonderful story is about a girl named amanda and she is turning 11. Wendy massnew york times bestselling author of 20 novels for young peoplethe candymakers, a mangoshaped space, every soul a. She tells people her hobbies are photography and hiking. Ten years later, amanda ellerby is absolutely dreading her eleventh birthday party, the first that she will spend without her exfriend, leo. Amandas eleventh birthday should have been a happy occasion. A hilarious, magical new novel from awardwinning author wendy mass is the first in a series of birthday themed books. For her this was a different birthday, for the first time she and her best friend leo werent having their parties together. On their fifth, they planted seeds in handmade pots.
Day 11 chapter ashley becvar amanda throws alarm clock out the window amanda makes periodic table for bee boy amanda calls leo talk about why it is still their birthday after do all those good things and made up amanda gives her dad the get well bag again amanda makes sure mom and kylie get the right posterspresentations. Jun 24, 2010 11 birthdays book reveiw, by wendy mass superdevka lr. May 14, 2009 i also red the book, 11 birthdays, by wendy mass. Each named for a greatgreat grandparent, amanda ellerby and leo fitzgerald are born on the same in the same birthing center. It is the first novel in the willow falls series the novel follows the life of a young girl named amanda ellerby who has spent each of her first ten birthdays with the same boy, her best friend leonard leo fitzpatrick. I enjoyed reading this book and i can relate to amanda so much. Amanda and her world comes to life in the pages of this amazing book. Twas the day before zoo day catherine ipcizade arbordale publishing 03. Spinning off the popular groundhog day movie, 11 birthdays brings to life doovers for birthdays.
Kids wings features lesson plans and skillbuilding activities for 11 birthdays by wendy mass to make it preferable, exciting, and more fun to teach through authentic awardwinning literature. Sadly, i had this book in my book bag and somehow on the way home. Standing up for yourself was a central theme in both books words. The most important part of 11 birthdays is the the day after their birthday. Seuss, roald dahl, jeff kinney, rachel renee russell, beverly cleary and many more. The worst part of it all is that she and her best friend, leo, with whom shes shared every birthday, are on the outs and this will be the first birthday they havent shared together. Amanda ellerby amanda ellerby is best friends with leo fitzpatrick. She tells people her hobbies are photography and hiking, but theyre really collecting. Wendy mass did an excellent job on the whole willow falls series.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading 11 birthdays. Wendy mass is the author of awardwinning books for young readers, including 11 birthdays, finally, gifts, the last present, and the twice upon a time series. Amanda and leo have a fight and for the first time they wont be celebrating their birthdays together. Its amandas 11th birthday and she is super excited after all, 11 is so different from 10. She worked as a book editor at numerous publishing houses in new york city and connecticut and cocreated a teenage literary magazine called writes of passage. An old man smokes a pipe in defiance of a no smoking sign right over his head. Wendy mass is the author of awardwinning books for young readers, including 11 birthdays, finally, gifts, the last present, and the twice upon a time. Learn about the most famous childrens authors including dr.
Her 2003 novel, a mangoshaped space won the american library association ala schneider family book award for middle school in 2004. When amanda turns in for the night, glad to have her birthday behind her, she wakes up. This book is aimed towards 1012 yr girls but anyone who reads this book will thoroughly enjoy it. This book is just another reflection on wendy mass exceptional writing abilities. Amanda and leo hear stories of the feud between their greatgreatgrandfathers years ago.
In this slowpaced middleschool friendship saga, mildly spiced with a bit of fantasy, readers meet amanda and leo, best friends who have spent every birthday together since day one. Instead shes dressed in an itchy costume her mother picked out for her hollywoodthemed party. A wish novel willow falls book 1 kindle edition by mass, wendy. Wendy mass is the author of the awardwinning books for readers a mangoshaped space, leap day, jeremy fink and the meaning of life, heaven looks a lot like the mall, every soul a star, the candymakers, 11 birthdays, finally, and the twice upon a time series. The novel follows the life of a young girl named amanda ellerby who has spent each of her first ten birthdays with the same boy, her best friend leonard leo fitzpatrick. Imagine spending every birthday together well that is until your best friend blows it on your tenth. Amanda is an average girl living in an average town willow falls with an average best friend, well used to be best friend. A friend told me about wendy mass, and ive enjoyed all of her books that ive read so far. Buy the paperback book 11 birthdays by wendy mass at indigo. That is, until their tenth birthday party, at which amanda happens to overhear leo talking her down to some classmates. Wendy mass born april 22, 1967 is an author of young adult novels and childrens books.334 1509 61 34 640 869 109 897 699 662 622 1338 1143 909 241 1079 655 414 481 1497 661 1462 219 562 182 1107 1060 304 521 1000 1062 264 1185 157 1480 831 1266 54 171 418 920 81 598 681