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Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family

Title

Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family

Authors

Colby Rodowsky

Illustrator

Michael Wertz

Publisher

Farrar Strause Giroux

Pages

120 pages

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780374306588

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; Step-parent; international adoption; step mother

Annotation

Until now, ten-year-old Ben has believed that life is made up of "all right" and "not all right" stuff, but when his father remarries and the couple adopts a Chinese baby, he wonders which kind of stuff will prevail.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

father and step mother

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

family life; new beginnings

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family

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