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Love Among the Walnuts

By Frances ORoark Dowell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Wacky characters will win over readers.

Book Jean Ferris Humor 1998
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Amazing book

This book has so many amazing aspects. The characters are funny but each one teaches a good lesson. I have reread this book many times and it is honestly one of the cleanist but yet enjoyable books I have read. Please let your child read this it might just change there lives for the better.

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They don't make them like this anymore. LOVE AMONG THE WALNUTS may have been published in 1998, but it has the air of a 1930s feel-good comedy. The good guys are good, the bad guys are bad, and the crazy guys ... well, maybe they're not so crazy after all.

There's something satisfying about a story where everyone is transformed by love. A rich man is poor until he finds the love of his life, a fat patient is miserable until a kind nurse helps him reveal his thinner self, and a sheltered young man discovers in himself a longing for adventure after new friends make him aware that the world is larger than he ever thought. Readers of all ages will find this story a heartwarming diversion. The humor is off-the-wall without going overboard, and the plot, while on the implausible side in the manner of all good screwball comedies, motors along nicely.

Book Details

  • Author: Jean Ferris
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace
  • Publication date: January 1, 1998
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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