It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe and in Charge (Paperback)

It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe and in Charge Cover Image
By Mavis Jukes, Debbie Tilley (Illustrator)
Hard to Find


The highly acclaimed girls' guide to adolescence by a Newbery Honor-winning author is now available in a rack-sized paperback edition. Reviewers were unanimous in their praise for this useful and important book.

About the Author

Mavis Jukes is the award-winning author of several books for children and teenagers, including the Newbery Honor Book " Like Jake and Me ."Her other titles include " No One is Going to Nashville ," " Blackberries in the Dark ," " Getting Even ," " Wild Iris Bloom ," and " I'll See You in My Dreams ."Mavis taught school for several years -- and was a lawyer -- before becoming a children's book writer.She volunteers as an attorney in the area of juvenile defense and is presently a language arts specialist in a public elementary school.She lives with her husband, the artist Robert Hudson, and their teenage daughters in Sonoma County, California."

Praise For…

"It's difficult to imagine an adolescent girl who wouldn't benefit from this candid, supportive and often genuinely funny guide...this volume will spark communication between parents and daughters."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The text is sometimes humorous, but always conveys caring, respect and concer...A fine and thoughtful effort."--School Library Journal, starred review

"What's good and unusual here is Jukes' been there, done that matter-of-factness about aspects of female existence rarely discussed in literature...Tilley's scribbly, lighthearted vignettes accentuate the light tone of the text."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Will leave girls informed and in charge."--The Horn Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679873921
ISBN-10: 0679873929
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 2nd, 1996
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: It's a Girl Thing