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Dizzy (original 2004; edition 2004)

by Cathy Cassidy

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Title:Dizzy
Authors:Cathy Cassidy
Info:Puffin (2004), Edition: 1st, Paperback, 210 pages
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What a wonderful book this is! Dizzy's parents were fringe kids who had to grow up fast when Dizzy came along. Dad coped, Mom not so much. When Mom comes back into Dizzy's life, everything is turned upside down. The characters are memorable and believable, the story sweet and not too far-fetched. I found this an unmitigated delight. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
"Dizzy" is a girl who has spent years wishing for a connection with her mother. When her mother shows up on her birthday, she is surprised and delighted, and when her mother says that her father says she can go to festivals with her, she is especially delighted. The festivals turn out to be less fun than anticipated, but she makes friends with Finn and her quasi-brother, Mouse. She learns more about both her parents, and she grows in the process. ( )
  t1bclasslibrary | Apr 10, 2012 |
This book is about a trumpet player named "Dizzy" his real name is John Birks Gillespie. Dizzy used to get hit on by his anger out on playing the trumpet. Dizzy played till he became famous. I had never even heard of Dizzy till I read this book . It was very good book and could be used to teach children how to find something they like to do or if you was studying Jazz.
  trosel75 | Apr 1, 2010 |
On the eve of her 12th birthday, Dizzy is about to see her greatest dream come true when her hippie mother, absent from the family for four years, returns to convince Dizzy's dad to let her come away for the summer. Dizzy is introduced to a life much different from the one back home. ( )
  dgadkins88 | Nov 24, 2009 |
i dont really care about this book it was okay.it was about a girl and her gypsey/hippie mother who was toally stupid
  hulagirl270 | Nov 14, 2008 |
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What would it be like to walk into your living room and see acomplete stranger who says she's your mother? Dizzy hasn't seen Storm since she walked out on her and her dad eight years ago, but here she is, a hippie-crunchy earth mother, come to celebrate Dizzy's twelfth birthday and to convince Dizzy's dad to let her come away for the summer. A dream is coming true right before Dizzy's eyes and as the memories start flooding back, Dizzy knows she wants to spend as much time with her mum as she can. So the two steal off before dawn into the wild world of communes, hippies, out-door festivals, dirty fingernails and fun!

As the weeks pass, Dizzy starts to feel things she's never felt before. She meets Finn, who gives her her first kiss-and Mouse, who's like the little brother she never had. This life is so different from the one back at home. Which life is the right one for Dizzy? Not since Sharon Creech has such a warm, fresh, wonderful voice emerged for this age group. Viking is proud to welcome the talented voice of Cathy Cassidy.

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After an eight-year absence, Dizzy's "New Age traveler" mother suddenly shows up on her twelfth birthday and whisks her away to a series of festivals throughout Scotland in her rattletrap van.

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Penguin Australia

Two editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141320214, 0141338865

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