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Looking for Me

By: Betsy R. Rosenthal

Poetry

Meet Edith: sixth grader, family babysitter, restaurant waitress, poetry writer, and one of twelve children!! Life is never boring at Edith's house.

Ages: 10+

176 pages

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Average Rating: (42 Ratings)

It was very good
Submitted 10/9/2017 by Chadasa

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

There was a really sad part somewhere in the middle of the book. it made me think about how much my family means to me.

This book was good
Submitted 10/9/2017 by puppy9

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I liked this book. It was kind of confusing at first because I thought it was a poem book, but after I understood it and that it was about a girls life, I enjoyed it. It really ties together and if you skip one heading story, you don't understand it. It is like skipping a chapter in a book.

AMAZING!!!!!
Submitted 10/9/2017 by gharary

This book was πŸ‘πŸ» AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved the story!It made me feel like I was part of the story!!!Thumbs up!

Awesome!!
Submitted 10/9/2017 by derpycooki

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I really liked this book because I'm an only child and have always wondered what it's like to have a big family.

Such an amazing book!! πŸ’™
Submitted 10/8/2017 by bookeater

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This is a super good read. Just writing this review makes me want to read it again! It is in poem form, and it makes the book jump out to me. The plot is very well shaped, and there are lots of twists and turns that you wouldn’t expect. It includes a perfect amount of Judaism in it. Overall I am glad I chose this book, and I’d recommend it to anyone who likes a calm but exciting plot. 😊

Submitted 10/8/2017 by Hamilton2016

ssssoooooooo good

My Favorite Book EVER!
Submitted 10/8/2017 by evielovesbooks

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

In this book, Edith, an amazing girl, thinks that she isn't important, and that she is just number four. But pretty soon she finds her way through her gigantic family, overcomming many tragities, to understand who she is.

Finding me had so many important messages and trills that I couldn't put it down. The book is also written in poem form, and that poetry is superb. If you love sad, uplifting, poetic, inspiring, wonderfully written stories, then this is the number one best choice for you.

Awesome!
Submitted 10/8/2017 by birchkids

I loved this book!

i think this book was really good and that the author did a great job writing this i would definitely read more by this author. Although i felt like the it wasn't explaned well enough

Makes Me Think About Life
Submitted 10/8/2017 by pinkglittercat

I loved this book!

I really loved reading this book. This book taught me more about how hard it must have been back then being Jewish. The poetry connects to each other creating one whole story which was a beautiful way to present this story. If you enjoy poetry you would really enjoying reading this book.

Great book!
Submitted 10/4/2017 by minnafish

I wish there was more!

LOVED IT! A MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 10/4/2017 by Farfallina06

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I feel bad for Edith because who would want to have so many siblings? This is also a great example of literature!

The best book ever!
Submitted 10/3/2017 by BigSis26

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was the best book ever. Its about a girl named Edith. She is an a family of 12 children. I recommend this book for 9 and up. Some parts are sweet and some make you want to cry. First when you open the book you think its tons of poems but it is really just written like that.

Edith has a book report to write about her family and draw a picture. When she hands it in to her teacher, she drew all of her family members except her. So, part of this book, she tries to figure out who she is. Her neighbors call her "the little mother" because she takes care of all her siblings but she's only 12. She has some rough times in the book with her Bubby and siblings, but in the end it all works out.

- Aliyah, age 9

i love that it is written in poetry
Submitted 10/3/2017 by read4ever

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

WOW! This book was amazing. I loved that it was written in poetry form. I think Ediths story is really cool because she had alot of ups and downs and she get's over it.

SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 10/3/2017 by spamzy

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

OMG this book really spoke to me. Also, poem lovers treasure trove!

GREAT book!!!!
Submitted 10/2/2017 by mgnu7

I read this book in one day, I LOVED it! It made me think more about the importance of family. I hope you read it :)

I loved this book!!!
Submitted 10/2/2017 by pinkninja2005

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I loved how all of the poems related to her life.

Awesome Book!
Submitted 10/2/2017 by seaheart07

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It was a great book! It was a little bit sad, but other than that I enjoyed it. It was written as poetry.

Emotional
Submitted 10/1/2017 by waterfallvalley

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Looking For Me is just full of thought, misery, and happiness, all in poem form. It's an amazing book, about a girl named Edith's family challenges. Unfortunately, Edith has a very hard life with her huge family, and most of the time she is sad, and has the worst of luck. Eventually, something extremely depressing happens, and after that, I found it challenging to read. Plus, the ending just seems too short! Overall, it's a great book, but don't read it when you're happy, 'cause it will put you down. Still, the way Edith handles her tragedy could pump a teary person up. Overall, it's a great book. (SUPER easy to get in to!) But, like Edith, you could have some constant damp eyes, too. I would recommend ages ten and up to read, but if you're interested it's still a good read.

I think you would like this book if you think you don't play a important part in your family.
Submitted 10/1/2017 by zoecreates

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book, Looking for Me, was a book about a girl named Edith who has a remarkably huge family. This book is written in poetry form. Edith thinks that she is just plain old number four in her big family. She's not that old, so she doesn't exactly get privileges, and she's not that young, so no one holds her hand and she can't get away with stuff. But slowly from the beginning to the end, Edith realizes that she is way more then plain old number four. This book was okay. It wasn't the best because it was sad. The book made me feel pretty grateful for what I have, though. My favorite part was when Edith plays in the rain with her little brother, Melvin. I think you would like this book if you think you don't play a important part in your family. I think the lesson in this book is, "You are always Something". I hope you like this book if you read it.

Submitted 10/1/2017 by Nenitalee

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I didn't expect it was going to be this good

Outstanding Book!
Submitted 9/26/2017 by 168562

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book was good! I will persuade you to read this! It is amazing!

I couldn't stop reading it! I read it in 2 nights
Submitted 9/22/2017 by EthelG

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book is about a girl who is Jewish and is a little mad in her great big family. She learned that even having a really big family every person counts.

It made me feel happy, excited, and sad. In the end, it was a good story about a Jewish family.

This book is a nice and easy read
Submitted 9/22/2017 by rachelnyc

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

AN OBVIOUS MUST-READ
Submitted 9/21/2017 by Origamingo

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

WOW.
IF YOU DON'T READ THIS BOOK THEN YOU ARE MISSING OUT. THE POEMS, THE DRAMA, THE ATMOSPHERE ARE ALL 😁 πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜… πŸ˜„ πŸ˜† 😜

The five star review of Looking for me : A poem book ([{REEEEEEEAAAAAAD IT )]}
Submitted 9/20/2017 by the blue cat

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I loved Looking for me: A poem book. One of the many many reasons I loved this book is that it is a giant combination of a book and a poem book. My second reason is that the main character had 11 then 12 then eleven siblings (But Edith [the main character] was not the oldest.) These are who the other children were with Edith; The three Musketeers: Lenny, Sol and Jack. There is Marian, the runaway, Sylvia, the oldest, Melvin, the one who died, Sherry, the baby, Mildred, the dancer and Anette which I do not know who was. My last reason was that there was a not so smart girl that thought Jews had horns. That is the end to my five star review of Looking for me : A poem book.

Great!!
Submitted 9/19/2017 by twirlstar

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Looking For Me has so many feelings. If you like poetry and stories about family, this book is for you!
(Just a warning that this book is hard to get used to because there are lots of poems.)

hmmmmmm
Submitted 9/1/2017 by cocotheawesome

Thumbs up!

well i have not read it

Really good
Submitted 8/30/2017 by skireader

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I really liked how Edith tells the story. It was sometimes hard to follow along because its poetry.

Great
Submitted 8/6/2017 by Julybunny

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

Great

BAD!!
Submitted 8/2/2017 by crumplebelly

THIS IS BAD!!! DONT READ!!!!!

(lol)

This book looks sooo interesting
Submitted 8/1/2017 by soccercrazy06

And it is!!!!! five stars!!!

REAllY GOOD!!!!
Submitted 6/4/2017 by cel32107

I loved this book!

This book is so good! Looking For Me has so many mixed feelings and it kept me reading it almost all the time. You Should definitely read this book if you like poetry.

Incredible!!!!!
Submitted 1/6/2017 by Teacup

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book was FANTASTIC!!!! I couldn't put it down!!! The way it's all written in little poems really evoked the meaning of this story to me. I have read it 3 times!! if you like poetry that's easy to understand, then READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!

This is about my family.
Submitted 1/2/2017 by d1mikeul

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book is about my grandmother's family. She is Mildred in the book. I have heard many of these stories my entire life from my grandmother. It is great to have them collected here. The poems are great little gems. Gram still lives in Baltimore, she is 95 years old.

Didn't read it yet
Submitted 8/5/2016 by adi.1625

This book sounds really good and I might read it - I will try to!

So Good
Submitted 7/7/2016 by CurlyGirlie

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I Loved the book, Looking For Me. It was such a nicely written book and. I think it is a great book for people who are interested in the great depression and poetry. i gave this book to my younger brothers so they could share the same enjoyment as i do every time i read it

Submitted 6/2/2015 by ballet123

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It was a an okay book. Just a heads up this book is written in all poetry. I was not a fan of this but the book still gave off a great message.

Looking for Me- a book that shows you who you truly are!
Submitted 5/2/2015 by rhp

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Looking for Me is an amazing book! It has aroused my interest in trying to find out who I really truly am. I am thinking abut how poetry is always affecting our lives. If you enjoy poetry and are interested in why people are the way they are, I recommend Looking for Me ... in this great big family!

A heartwarming book of poems.
Submitted 3/10/2015 by graceful dolphin

I loved this book!

Looking For Me is an outstanding book of poetry. It tells what it means to BE someone, as in finding an identity. And Edith (the narrator) has it hardest of all. She's fourth in a family of twelve children!

full of poems
Submitted 3/3/2015 by elibean

I liked this book.

this book is based on a real girls life and is written by the daughter of the main character. it is almost all poems except the end which is full of pictures of Edith and her family. i thought this book was easier to read than some other books cause it's all poems

You should read it
Submitted 1/10/2015 by jacoblego10

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I liked how the book was about a large jewish family.

Edith learns who she is and who she wants to be
Submitted 1/1/2015 by Design Team

Review by Rebecca, age 10, CA

Looking For Me... in this great big family is a good book for kids about nine years old. It is about a girl named Edith who is one of 12 kids in a Jewish family in Depression-era Baltimore. Edith is struggling to find her place in the world among her brothers and sisters.
She has to go through a lot of hard times before she can figure it out. Slowly but surely, she learns who she is and who she wants to be. This book is fairly short and focuses on small details a lot of the time.

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Betsy Rosenthal
Author of Looking For Me

"The greatest challenge to my writing career is to keep my tush in the chair and let the stories flow."

When Betsy was a kid, her parents used to tell her that because she liked to argue, she would grow up to make a great lawyer. And guess what? She did grow up to be a lawyer who fought for the rights of others. But after practicing law for many years in America and Israel, Betsy decided she wanted to write.

Betsy has lived in 18 different homes before finally settling down in Southern California. She likes writing children’s books and Looking for Me in this Great Big Family is her first novel.

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