Standiford, Natalie

The Only Girl in School

(3) 4-6 Illustrated by Nathan Durfee. When her best friend Bess moves away, Claire becomes the only girl in her Chesapeake Bay–island elementary school. Letters to Bess trace the tribulations and eventual triumphs of Claire's fifth-grade year, from eating lunch alone every day to winning the junior regatta. Claire is a feisty and sympathetic heroine; the voice is lively and the pace quick in this engaging epistolary novel.


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