Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to request physical items has been temporarily disabled. Click here to find out how to create lists of items to request later. OverDrive items can still be requested, and other digital resources remain available through the eLibrary site. If you need a library card, register here.

Isabella for real

by Palatini, Margie,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 12 copies
Available (12)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Juvenile Fiction J PAL
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J PAL
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv PALATINI Margie
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  juv PALATINI Margie
Brentwood Library Juvenile Fiction JUV Palatini
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  JUV Palatini
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j FIC PAL
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Room
Call Number  j FIC PAL
Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Childrens j FIC PAL
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg
Collection  Childrens
Call Number  j FIC PAL
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J PALATINI MARGIE
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF PALATINI Margie
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  JF PALATINI Margie
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j PALATINI Margie
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j PALATINI Margie
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J FIC PALAT
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  J FIC PALAT
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j PAL
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  j PAL
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j PALATINI
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  j PALATINI
South Fayette Township Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC PAL
Location  South Fayette Township Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J FIC PAL
When Isabella Antonelli becomes an overnight YouTube sensation in a documentary detailing her REAL, non-royal Italian American family, she needs to figure out a way to tell everyone at her fancy new school the truth about her family--or come up with some better lies. Brimming with offbeat humor, Isabella for Real sets the scene for an eccentric, multi-generational family drama that will have readers laughing out loud and giving Isabella's performance a standing ovation.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Isabella transfers to a spiffy private school, and a rumor earns her some new pals who won't accept that she's an ordinary girl living with her big Italian family. Tired of fighting it, she lets her new friends believe she's the daughter of a contessa. For a class project, her cousin films her giving a quirky tour of their family home, uploads it to YouTube, and unintentionally makes her an overnight sensation. Now Isabella has to figure out how to fix things and keep her friendships intact. This story is told in a series of comic strips and short, diarylike entries in the first person. The strips are not unlike the kind you might find in the Sunday paper: short and sweet, ending with a funny moment that leads into the next section of text. Isabella lives with mainly old relatives and has an older vocabulary, so some references might go over young readers' heads, but the funny and engaging story is an overall charmer.--Pino, Kristina Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this funny novel featuring a boisterous Italian-American family in New Jersey, a burst of social media attention causes a jumble of problems for 11-year-old Isabella Antonelli, who's already juggling the adjustment to her new private school. Isabella reluctantly agrees to help her film-student cousin, Vincent, by starring in a series of video shorts that offer humorous looks at their family's everyday life. She has forgotten all about the project by the time she starts attending a posh middle school, where the students mistakenly believe Isabella is the famous daughter of royalty-and she doesn't set them straight. When Vincent's videos go viral, Isabella is terrified that she'll be revealed as "fibbing, faking, [and] phony" to her new friends. Palatini (Under a Pig Tree) writes her over-the-top characters with glee, mixing in references to food, Sinatra fandom, and hairstyles that will sound plenty familiar to anyone with similar heritage. Pham (the Princess in Black series) extends the fun in crisp comics sequences that expand on Isabella's thoughts and emotions while helping to propel the story. Ages 10-12. Agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Honesty -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Italian Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Honesty -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Italian Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston ; New York :2016
Contributors Pham, LeUyen, illustrator.
Language English
Description 193 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780544148468
Other Classic View