Nicky Deuce: Welcome to the Family

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By Charles Fleming; Steve R. Schirripa
Publisher Random House Children's Books - (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
Nicky Deuce: Welcome to the Family
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Its July, and Nicholas Borelli IIs parents are scheduled to spend two weeks on a cruise. Nicholas will spend those two weeks, as he does every summer, at Camp Wannameka. The night before hes to leave, however, theres a phone call thanks to an explosion in the septic system, camp is canceled. The only place for Nicholas to go instead is to his grandmothers house in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York. Nicholass father grew up in Brooklyn, but youd hardly know it. An Italian dinner at Nicholass house in the suburbs is whole wheat pasta, organic tomato sauce, and, if hes lucky, a tofu meatball. And Brooklyn? Well, Brooklyn is the place his father left and never talks about. Nicholas has never been there, and he doesnt want to go now. But when Nicholas tastes his grandma Tuttis meatballs for the first time, gets a nickname from his uncle Frankie, and makes a friend in the neighborhood, his feelings about Brooklynand familybegin to change.

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31461 words31,461 words
176 pages176 pages
Lexile 540LLexile 540L
Grade 5 to 8Grade 5 to 8
Age 10-13Age 10-13
Published 2005Published 2005

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