The life of Ty : non-random acts of kindness / Lauren Myracle ; illustrated by Jed Henry.

By: Myracle, Lauren, 1969-Contributor(s): Henry, Jed [illustrator.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Myracle, Lauren, Life of Ty: bk. 2.Description: 116 pages : illustrations ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780525422662; 0525422668Other title: Non-random acts of kindnessSubject(s): Kindness -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Kindness -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- Boys & Men | JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- General (see also headings under Social Issues) | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Issues -- Friendship | Brothers and sisters | Kindness | Schools | School stories | Siblings -- FictionGenre/Form: Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Fiction. | Fiction. | Juvenile works.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.M9955 | Lhn 2014Other classification: JUV005000 | JUV013000 | JUV039060 A Junior Library Guild Selection.Summary: "In the second book of the series, seven-year-old Ty Perry discovers that being kind is part of being Ty"--
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"In the second book of the series, seven-year-old Ty Perry discovers that being kind is part of being Ty"--

A Junior Library Guild Selection.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-In the second installment in this series, seven-year-old Ty must navigate the sometimes chaotic events of his life both at home and at school. When his teacher gives the class an assignment to do random acts of kindness and then present a recitation for the class, Ty feels nervous and slightly confused. He soon realizes, with the encouragement of his sister Winnie, that kindness is something that comes naturally to him and that even though people do make mistakes, there is no need to get bent out of shape about it. There are moments of humor and the character development is solid, but important moments in the story sometimes get glossed over. For example, when Ty's friend Lexie pressures him into breaking a rule, there are no consequences. Later, Ty and his friends are told that a classmate being treated for leukemia is well enough to come back to school, but the scene unfolds quickly and does not get enough attention. While there are moments of humor, kid-friendly dialogue, and Ty and other characters are well developed, the overall story lacks focus. Still, playful illustrations add a fun and engaging element to the text, making this a nice chapter book series that will appeal to boys and girls alike.-Melanie Okadigwe, Children's Literature Consultant, NY (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Lauren Myracle is an American author of YA fiction. She was born on May 15, 1969, in Brevard, North Carolina and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her BA in English and Psychology. After graduation, she taught middle-school in Georgia and participated in an exchange and teaching program (JET) in Japan. She would go on to earn an MA in English from Colorado State University and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College.

Since her first novel, Kissing Kate, was published in 2003, Myracle has written numerous books and series including: the Internet Girls series, The Winnie Years, Flower Power, the Life of Ty and the Wishing Series.

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