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Joanne Rocklin

Biography

Joanne Rocklin

Joanne Rocklin

Books by Joanne Rocklin

by Joanne Rocklin - Children's, Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Penny is excited to welcome her new sibling, so throughout her mom’s pregnancy she writes letters to the baby. She introduces herself and their moms. She brags about their home city, Oakland, California, and shares the trials and tribulations of being a fifth-grader. Penny asks little questions about her sibling’s development and starts to ask big questions about the world around her (like if and when her moms are ever going to get married “for real").

by Joanne Rocklin - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Franny Katzenback, while recovering from polio, reads and falls in love with the brand-new book Charlotte’s Web. Bored and lonely and yearning for a Charlotte of her own, Franny starts up a correspondence with an eloquent flea named Fleabrain who lives on her dog’s tail. While Franny struggles with physical therapy and feeling left out of her formerly active neighborhood life, Fleabrain is there to take her on adventures based on his extensive reading. It’s a touching, funny story set in the recent past, told with Rocklin’s signature wit and thoughtfulness.