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    Available in PDF Format | Mimi.pdf | English
    John Newman(Author)

A beautifully written and touching story about one young girl's life following the sudden and unexpected death of her mother.

Despite Mrs Lemon's extra sweeties, and sneaky peaks at her sisters' diary, Mimi is struggling. Her dad is always sad, her sister has a horrible secret, and 151 days ago her mammy died. What is Mimi to do? Mimi's tale is a compassionate, immensely moving, and gently humorous story from newcomer John Newman that powerfully captures the importance of family, of supporting and understanding one another, and sticking up for yourself when other people don’t understand.

This is not a maudlin book; it is poignant and funny and real. John Newman handles his subject with insight and sensitivity and manages to keep the resolution realistic as well as positive. * The Scotsman * Delightful..I found this book difficult to put down and will not easily forget the story * Woman Alive *

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Book details

  • PDF | 192 pages
  • John Newman(Author)
  • Walker Books (2 Aug. 2010)
  • English
  • 9
  • Children's Books

Review Text

  • By sugar on 22 September 2010

    This is not just a book for children, although I can imagine the interest and desire to know 'what happens next' that it must provoke in a child. I found it incredibly moving, with wonderful messages, whilst remaining fun to read and enjoy. The subtlety with which the author lets you know that Mimi is adopted is stunning - as with many adopted children in 'real life', it is not a centrally important part of her life until another child is cruel about it. I look forward to reading more by this author!

  • By H. Thompson on 4 July 2011

    I have just read this book to my 8yr old daughter. She's asked questions but only to fill and check as the story unfolds. Newman doesn't make things obvious and while the first quarter of the book is relentlessly sad, it never quite looses its humour. The details and background appear at just the right pace, and it never patronises the reader. The structure is short chapters - perfect for young readers. Really really liked it.

  • By simizat (junior literary critic) on 23 September 2015

    Nothing is the same since Mimi’s mother died 149 days ago. Dad is burning pizzas, Conor is bashing away on the drums all night, Sally has a big secret, Sparkler hasn’t been walked in months and Mimi is being bullied at school by the snobby Sarah Sinclair. But just as this family begins to change completely and Mimi’s life starts to take a new turn in the road, the kind Mrs Lemon from the shop appears, spilling Sally’s secret...Even though this book is more for younger children, I really enjoyed it and thought it was well written. Although it is a simple book, Mimi narrates it well and the story is filled with a mixture of sad and happy moments. It also has some great jokes thrown in there too! The author created some excellent characters in my mind and wrote very well as a young girl struggling without a mother. These days it is difficult to find an author that writes well as a child or teenager, but John Newman did it splendidly. I’m sure you will enjoy it!

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