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Kids Fiction 2288
wonderful, beautiful book
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by mimagirl

I don't know where to begin with this book, except to say it's wonderful, and you should read it. It's about a lot of things - a girl named Penny, her Italian relatives, the Dodgers, and butter pecan ice cream. It really makes you stop and think of how much research the author must've done to write this book, because you feel like you're right there in the 50's along with all the characters. Like it's happening now. It made me laugh a little and cry a little, and smile a whole lot.

Every time it rains, it rains
Pennies from heaven.
Don't you know each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven.
Trade them for a package of
Sunshine and flowers.
If you want the things you love,
You must have showers.
So when you hear it thunder,
Don't run under a tree.
There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me.
~From "Pennies from Heaven" by John Burke and Arthur Johnston
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