Scholastic Canada | Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear
Skip to main content

Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear

By Norma Fox Mazer   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780439839846 Paperback
160 Pages | 5.26" x 7.57" | Ages 8 to 12

It's little sister vs. big in this fresh take on a classic struggle by a master storyteller.

Everything ten-year-old Sprig wants, her older sister Dakota already has. Everything Sprig does, Dakota does better. And anytime Sprig complains, Dakota just grins and calls her a baby. It's enough to make a kid wish her sister would disappear.

But in a year when Sprig's father is away, her favorite neighbor is ill, and the class bully is acting almost like, well, a boyfriend, Sprig discovers that allies come in unexpected shapes. Sometimes they're even related to you.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear

"Like Beverly Cleary before her, Mazer catches the intense love-hate relationship that can develop between siblings... she also retains a pitch-perfect ear for the way siblings today speak to each other." — Horn Book

"A master at describing family dynamics, Mazer reveals the ups and downs of middle-school friendship as well." — Kirkus Reviews

"The author excels at depicting the complexity of preteens' emotions and relationships...many readers will recognize their own feelings here." — Publishers Weekly