Freckle Juice

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Freckle Juice
Freckle Juice book cover.jpg
First edition
Author Judy Blume
Illustrator Sonia O. Lisker
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Four Winds Press
Publication date
1971
Media type Print
Pages 47 pp
ISBN 0-440-42813-0
OCLC 16245047
LC Class MLCS 2006/13892 (P)

Freckle Juice (ISBN 0-440-42813-0) is a 1971 children's chapter book by Judy Blume with illustrations by Sonia O. Lisker. It is about a second grade student who wants to have freckles.

Summary[edit]

Andrew desperately wants to have freckles, so that his mother will never notice when his neck is dirty. He buys a recipe from a classmate for a horrible concoction called freckle juice that is supposed to cause a person to get freckles. It just makes him sick, however, causing his mother to think he has appendicitis. The next day, he gives himself freckles with a blue magic marker, but soon regrets it and is relieved when his teacher gives him a "magic freckle remover".

Reviews[edit]

"This convincing small boy adventure proceeds smoothly to a satisfying conclusion. The conniving little girl, understanding teacher, and feckless, freckleless boy are amusingly depicted in the impish black-and-white illustrations and in the story which is especially suited for reading aloud to second-and third-graders." - Library Journal.

"Spontaneous humor, sure to appeal to the youngest reader. The amusing sketches and the well-spaced type make an inviting volume." - The Horn Book Magazine.


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