Lachtman, Ofelia Dumas. The Trouble With Tessa.

Author:Melaugh, Mary
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

LACHTMAN, Ofelia Dumas. The trouble with Tessa. Pinata Books. 122p. c2005. 1-55885-448-7. $9.95. J

Writing about Tessa's summer break before sixth grade, author Lachtman introduces young readers into the welcoming home of Tessa's extended Hispanic family, bustling with warm, inviting scents, as Tessa's stay-at-home mom cooks for her family and for charity events. However, Tessa underestimates how wonderful her own family is. It seems to her that all her friends have it better than she does as their divorced parents strive to please them with gifts, trips, and other material goods. Wildly...

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