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Raising Sweetness by Diane Stanley
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Raising Sweetness (1999)

by Diane Stanley

Other authors: G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)

Series: Sweetness (2)

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Well dog bite my buttons!"  Even more over-the-top than the first.  Most of the recipes are awful crazy, but peanut butter with spaghetti, assuming we mean spaghetti noodles, is on its way to being Pad Thai... nummy....  The illustrations aren't my favorite, but they are perfect for the story.  " ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
This book is about a single man adopting eight children. He tries raising so many children because he thought that their caretaker before was not fitted to take care of them. He can't cook or clean, but all of his children still love and adore their father. While taking care of them, he receives a letter, but he can't read it. Sweetness, one of the kids, takes it upon herself to go to school and learn how to read in order to descript the letter. She soon find outs that it's from a woman that her father loved. ( )
  Y-NhiVu | Oct 2, 2014 |
The story of a man with a broken heart who adopts all of the children in an orphanage to save them from the mean lady who ran it. They're living very happily except for two things...there is an emptiness without a mother, and none of them know how to read. They realize the latter when a letter comes in the mail and no one knows what it says. The story shows their struggle to learn to read and in the end how one of the children helps to find them all a mother.
The overall story was entertaining, funny, and sweet but it seemed overly silly and unrealistic to me. ( )
  kryoung1 | Apr 22, 2014 |
Ever since the kindhearted sheriff done adopted little Sweetness (and all them other precious orphans), things has been darn near perfect out in Possum Trot. Only problem is, the meals is just a mite too interestin' (such as pickle and banana pie) and the housekeepin' is downright peculiar. Ever so often, them young 'uns start to wishin' their sweet pa would go and get hisself married. When a mysterious letter arrives one day, Sweetness figures it might be the solution to all their problems--if only they can learn how to read it! But don't worry. She's done it afore; she can do it again. Leave it to Sweetness to save the day!
1 vote bcanizaro | Nov 28, 2011 |
Orphans got taken in by a man and none of them can read. One girl, sweetness, learns how to write and writes a letter to a lady that the man cares for. She brings love to the man and they all have a mom now.
  ktb004 | Feb 21, 2011 |
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For John, Maureen, and Bess - bless you little cotton socks! - DS
For my friend, Juanita Havill - GBK
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It was just another regular day in Possum Trot.
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Ever since the kindhearted sheriff done adopted little Sweetness (and all them other precious orphans), things has been darn near perfect out in Possum Trot. Only problem is, the meals is just a mite too interestin' (such as pickle and banana pie) and the housekeepin' is downright peculiar. Ever so often, them young 'uns start to wishin' their sweet pa would go and get hisself married. When a mysterious letter arrives one day, Sweetness figures it might be the solution to all their problems?if only they can learn how to read it! But don't worry. She's done it afore; she can do it again. Leave it to Sweetness to save the day! Diane Stanley and Brian Karas' Saving Sweetness was chosen as a Best Book of the Year in School Library Journal, Booklist and American Bookseller, and reviewers praised the "rollicking telling... that begs to be enjoyed aloud."?Booklist

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Sweetness, one of eight orphans living with a man who is an unconventional housekeeper, learns to read and writes an important letter to improve their situation.

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