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Double Act

Title

Double Act

Illustrator

Nick Sharratt; Sue Heap

Publisher

Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780440413745

Pages

192 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old twins. They're identical, and they do everything together, especially since their mother died three years earlier - but they couldn't be more different. Bossy, bouncy, funny Ruby loves to take charge, while quiet, sensitive, academic Garnet loves nothing more than to curl up with one of her favourite books

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Step parent; death of a mother; step mother

Main Character

twin girls

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

father and step mother

Awards

Nestle Smarties Book Prize, 1995, Winner, Ages 9-11
Sheffield Children's Book Award, 1996, Overall Winner
Sheffield Children's Book Award, 1996, Winner. Ages (7-11)

Keywords

twins; Great Britain; individuality; sisters; sneaking out

Diversity Impact

direct

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