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Ben and the sudden too-big family

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Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux,
Pub. Date:
2007.
Language:
English
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Ben's philosophy of life is that there are two categories of things that happen, the all-right stuff and the not-all-right stuff. Ben has always lived with just his dad, Mitch, which definitely falls into the all-right category. When Mitch meets Casey and they decide to get married, that turns out to be all right, too. Then Mitch and Casey decide to adopt a baby from China, and Ben isn't sure which category the whole baby thing is going to fit into. After the baby comes home (it's all right), Casey and Mitch announce that the four of them - as a family - are going on vacation with Casey's family. All twenty-three of them! Ben is sure this will not be all right! How eleven-year-old Ben finds his place in a crazy-big family makes this a funny novel about family and what it means to be a part of one.
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ISBN:
9780374306588
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.4, 4 Points
Lexile Score:
1010
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title Ben and the sudden too-big family
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