Sunny Side up

Sunny Side up

Graphic Novel - 2015 | First edition.
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From the groundbreaking and award-winning sister-brother team behind Babymouse comes a middle-grade, graphic-novel memoir. Following the lives of kids whose older brother's delinquent behaviour has thrown their family into chaos, 'Sunny Side Up' is at once a compelling 'problem' story and a love letter to the comic books that help the protagonist make sense of her world.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: CHILDREN'S GRAPHIC NOVEL
Characteristics: 216 pages :,colour illustrations ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Holm, Matthew 1974-
Notes: Precedes: Swing it, Sunny.

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Sunny Lewin has been packed off to Florida to live with her grandfather for the summer. At first she thought Florida might be fun - it "is" the home of Disney World, after all. But the place where Gramps lives is no amusement park. It's full of . . . old people. Luckily, Sunny isn t the... Read More »

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ChristchurchLib Sep 21, 2015

"An unexpected trip to her grandpa's Florida retirement community isn't the vacation she'd have picked, but for the summer of 1976, ten-year-old Sunny isn't given a choice. At least she manages to find a friend besides Gramps: Buzz, the superhero-obsessed neighbor kid, encourages Sunny's new... Read More »


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JCLSarahZ Aug 17, 2020

The first book in a graphic novel series featuring 10 year old Sunny. Set in the mid-70's this series is relatable and easy to read.

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Ariana_T
Jun 23, 2020

Good book if your in sunny's shoes this book is about her older brother having issues and Sunny keeps her feelings inside. This is a great book even if your not experiencing what sunny is.

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darladoodles
May 29, 2020

It's August of 1976 and ten-year-old Sunny arrives in West Palm Beach, FL, to spend a month with her grampa. He says he has "big plans" and then they do things like go to the post office, the grocery store, and the early bird buffet. Sunny dreams of Disney World, but the two hour drive seems an impossible dream -- even though Grampa's car "Bertha" has 200 horsepower under the hood. As a child of the 70's, this book is a blast from the past. There is even a nod to the bicentennial celebration.
Although much of the book takes place in Florida, there are flashbacks to the previous year in Pennsylvania and we soon learn that Sunny's older brother Dale has a substance abuse problem. That the Holm sister-brother duo set out to do was share their own struggle with such a situation in order to give hope to other kids. Graphic novels like this give readers a window or a door depending on their situation and show them the world that a previous generation grew up in. Can't wait to read the rest of the series!

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nghi_nguyenn
Mar 30, 2020

really good book! Recommended.

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crstcampbell
Feb 11, 2019

My son (8) really liked this GN. We read it together and so I was able to explain and talk about some of the deeper content. I think if kids younger than 9 or 10 are reading this on their own and don't have open and transparent communication with a close adult it might be a lot to digest. In the end the GN's sweet and slow, but expresses Sunny's emotions and the era of the time pretty well.

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Bellabook
Jul 17, 2018

Great book love the illustrations but how dale smokes and drinks WEIRD!

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littlemissmilah
Nov 15, 2017

I really loved this book but the part about dale and how he smokes and drinks is a little weird

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raea_harris
Jul 18, 2017

It looks like a great comic,
I cant wait to read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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donutwombat
Jun 27, 2017

A great graphic novel by amazing authors! Perfect for a read at the beach. Follow protagonist Sunny Lewin on her unexpected trip in Florida with Gramps, and the reason why she is down in Florida in the first place.

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Sohama
Jul 07, 2016

Sunny Side Up is about a girl named Sunny that lives with her mother, father and an older brother. She is excited about big plans coming up during summer but her brother goes through some drug addiction problems. Instead Sunny spends her summer at her grandfathers and later finds out about her brother and understands why she was sent to her grandfathers.

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