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The Girl With 500 Middle Names (Hardcover)

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"That's not your name," the girl beside me said as I was hanging up my coat. She was reading my sweater.
"Maybe Alexandria is my middle name," I said.

Janie's mother started a knitting business just so Janie's family could move and Janie could go to a better school. But Janie is poorer than her new classmates, and she doesn't fit in. When her mother's business falls apart, Janie thinks of a way to help her family. But it means she will stand out even more. Is she strong enough to face the challenge?
This is the heartwarming story of a girl whose belief in her family enables her to risk embarrassment -- and to make new friends.

About the Author

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin series, and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at

Praise For…

"Readers will likely warm up to this appealing novel's perceptive, independent-minded title character."
— Publishers Weekly

"A warmhearted tale of a self-possessed girl who is determined to make life better for her parents."
— School Library Journal

"The combination of cozy and challenging elements will make this a good fit for many young readers."

"This thoughtful story shows a girl's faith in family, the importance of welcoming new students, and that money really isn't everything. Recommended."
— Library Talk

Product Details
ISBN: 9780689841354
ISBN-10: 0689841353
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 1st, 2001
Pages: 96
Language: English