Paperback | 144 Pages
Reading age from 8 to 12
Diapers on the mantel, womb-sound tapes in the tape-deck, midnight baby-soothing folk-dances, and even lullabies made up from motorcycle maintenance magazines — eleven-year-old Jessica and her family weren’t really prepared for the difference baby Lucie would made in their lives.
Where did this book come from?
I started this book, my first, with three little ideas — the idea of having a best friend who is opposite from you, the idea of a school project and the idea of an older brother who becomes a teenager and changes (for the worse!).
Here’s what some people think about The Baby Project
-Horn Book (a starred review)
This book is one of the most appealing and moving family stories to come along in ages.
A powerful exploration of a warm, secure family, each humorous, believable portrait drawn beguilingly off center.
-Kirkus (a pointer review)
A deeply moving, sometimes funny, often wrenching, truthful story (in which) the courage of the human spirit excels in the adroit telling.
-Booklist (a starred review)
*known as A Family Project in the U.S.