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Latasha and the Little Red Tornado

Author: Scotto, Michael Set In . . .
 North America, USA, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Genre: Other
Time Frame: None
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Description: Latasha and the Little Red Tornado tells the story of Latasha Gandy, a precocious and inventive third-grader who lives in Pittsburgh with her hardworking mother and a naughty puppy named Ella Fitzgerald. At eight years old, Latasha cannot wait to grow up. Ella, on the other hand, absolutely refuses to! When Ella's antics push the Gandy's landlady, Mrs. Okocho, to her wits' end, Latasha realizes that she must turn her mischievous mutt into a model dog. At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this tale of friendship and maturity follows Latasha as she struggles with Ella, school, and her mother's absence from home.

Praise for Latasha and the Little Red Tornado
"The premise is appealing...including a satisfying ending that's not too neat."
 - Kirkus Reviews

"[Scotto's] sense of childhood emotions is pitch perfect...Middle readers will appreciate seeing themselves in the quick-paced story; parents will like the questions the book raises about responsibility and friendship. A winning addition to children's literature."
 - ForeWord Reviews
  
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