Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Book - 1972 | 1st ed
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Sheila Tubman (Peter Hatcher's sworn enemy) sometimes wonders who she really is: the outgoing, witty, and capable Sheila the Great, or the secret Sheila, who's afraid of spiders, the dark, swimming and, most of all, dogs. When her family leaves the city for a summer in the country, Sheila has to face some of her worst fears. Not only does a dog come with the rented house, but her parents expect Sheila to take swimming lessons! Sheila does her best to pretend she's an expert at everything, but she knows she isn't fooling her new best friend, Mouse Ellis, who not only is an outstanding swimmer, but loves dogs! What will it take for Sheila to admit to Mouse and to herself that she's only human? "It's hard to imagine any child who wouldn't enjoy this absolute lark of a book." - Publishers Weekly
Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton/Penguin [1972]
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780525364559
0525364552
Branch Call Number: jFIC B62545ot

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Nov 24, 2016

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Cheryl65
Oct 05, 2015

I would not read this book to a little kid -- or to a group of kids -- unless I was prepared to help the kids sort out Sheila's serious issues.
Sheila is NOT a strong, confident, brave main character.

The book makes clear that Sheila has real developmental problems. But by making no real effort to help her deal with her fear/ avoidance problem, the book leaves child readers with no guidance.

I do not think Sheila is a kid with standard adjustment issues. She's loaded with phobias, and practices constant avoidance and denial.
She does not face her fears, but schemes/lies to avoid feared necessary learning, then claims to already know the skills.

She's also way too concerned about what others think of her. She NEEDS to be Sheila the great.

How different this book is from 'El Deafo!'

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eshamalfoy
May 28, 2015

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niku1234
Aug 07, 2013

Loved this book. Satisfying, enjoyable and a fun read. I strongly recommend this book to young girls in particular.

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Aug 26, 2012

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