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The Two and Only Kelly Twins
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Candlewick Press 2013
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Johanna Hurwitz invites readers into the world of the funny, lovable Kelly twins, who are truly two of a kind. Second-graders Arlene and Ilene Kelly are twins—identical twins to be exact—and they love being a pair. They love to dress alike, they have identical pet ferrets, and they do everything together. But being a twin is not always easy. When a set of triplets comes to school, Arlene and Ilene wonder whether triplets are more special than twins. At Halloween, on different streets in identical witch costumes, some neighbors think that the girls are one person trying to get extra candy. And when Arlene gets sick and has to visit the hospital, the twins each find out what it's like to be one instead of two. But whether they're together or apart, Arlene and Ilene know they're lucky to have each other.

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09/24/2013
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Johanna Hurwitz. (2013). The Two and Only Kelly Twins. Candlewick Press.

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        Johanna Hurwitz has been writing children's books since she was eight years old. However, it took until she was thirty-eight for her first book to be published. Since then she has published regularly. "It's not a contest to see who can write the most," she insists. One of her favorite children's authors is E. B.White, and Johanna's parents read Stuart Little to her when she was very young. "He only wrote three children's books but each is a gem. It would be wonderful if half a century from now children are still enjoying some of my books."

        Before she became a published author, Johanna got a master's degree in library science and worked as a children's librarian at the New York Public Library and at several other libraries. She is married and has two grown children and three grandchildren. Many of her stories grew out of experiences that she or family members actually had. In her book Mighty Monty, she describes Monty's karate class. Her grandson, Ethan, and granddaughter Juliet have both taken karate lessons. Before long granddaghter Fiona will inspire some ideas too.

        The biggest thing that most people don't know about Johanna Hurwitz is that her parents met in a bookstore. No wonder she loves books so much. Other suprising details about Johanna are that she adores elephants and Babar is one of her very favorite story-book characters. Johanna enjoys traveling, and her goal is to speak in all fifty states. So far she has been to forty-four. If you live in Utah, Montana, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Idaho, or Delaware, she'd love to go there too. (Hint, hint)

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Johanna Hurwitz invites readers into the world of the funny, lovable Kelly twins, who are truly two of a kind. Second-graders Arlene and Ilene Kelly are twins—identical twins to be exact—and they love being a pair. They love to dress alike, they have identical pet ferrets, and they do everything together. But being a twin is not always easy. When a set of triplets comes to school, Arlene and Ilene wonder whether triplets are more special than twins. At Halloween, on different streets in identical witch costumes, some neighbors think that the girls are one person trying to get extra candy. And when Arlene gets sick and has to visit the hospital, the twins each find out what it's like to be one instead of two. But whether they're together or apart, Arlene and Ilene know they're lucky to have each other.

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        August 5, 2013
        Hurwitz launches a chapter-book series about identical twins Arlene and Ilene Kelly, friends of the star of Mostly Monty and its sequels. “Arlene and Ilene knew that being a twin was very special, and they considered themselves lucky,” writes Hurwitz, though the girls’ sparring and antics temper any sugariness. They argue about whether to get a puppy or kitten; their father settles the dispute by bringing home two ferrets, which—in a fun dab of irony—the twins can’t tell apart. On Halloween, there’s a minor altercation when both girls want to be witches (“I said it first,” “I said it loudest”). And the twins’ sense of uniqueness is threatened when triplets—whose last name is Best, no less—join second grade; Ilene announces that she and Arlene are also triplets, requiring a flurry of lies (or “jokes” as the girls frame it). Mourning (the Kylie Jean series) pictures the girls with matching red eyeglasses, pigtails, and outfits in watercolor illustrations that add extra punch to a story that’s a natural step up from Grace Lin’s Ling & Ting books. Ages 6–9. Illustrator’s agent: Shannon Associates.

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        November 1, 2013

        Gr 1-3-Arlene and Ilene Kelly love being identical twins. The second graders dress alike, play together, argue, and make up. When a set of triplets enters their school, the girls start feeling that they may not be quite so special after all. When one twin jealously insists that they are triplets too, her sister can't help but join in on the prank. The girls set out to convince their new friends that they are more than just a pair. Through all their high jinks, the sisters remain so tight that it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. Things start to change when Arlene has her appendix out and the girls are separated for the first time. How can sisters who share everything have different experiences? And will they still be identical when one twin is missing her appendix? With spot art every few pages, the story should appeal to early chapter-book readers. The sisters are mischievous, but loving, and young readers won't have any trouble keeping up with their escapades.-Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA

        Copyright 2013 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        August 15, 2013
        In this Monty spinoff, Hurwitz once again writes about childhood milestones--but this time with twins. Arlene and Ilene Kelly are 7-year-old identical twins with the same straight brown hair, the same style glasses and usually even the same outfit. In six short, episodic chapters that combine into a larger narrative, the second-graders face the ups and downs of being twins. The first chapter introduces the sisters, who, though born only eight minutes apart, have birthdays on separate days. Readers learn how their parents (though not most other people) tell them apart and how they play with neighbor Monty (featured in several books by the author). Subsequent stories describe how the sisters end up with the perfect pets though they can't decide between a cat or a dog; wonder if being twins is less special than being triplets; and deal with a Halloween mix-up. The final story realistically recognizes the girls' anxiety when Arlene, a la Madeline, awakes in the night with appendicitis, and the sisters are forced to spend time apart. The experience affirms both their growing independence and unyielding friendship. No matter the predicament, Hurwitz interjects both humor and warmth. Accompanied by illustrations as playful as Arlene and Ilene, this chapter book is a t-winning choice for transitional readers who have graduated from Grace Lin's Ling & Ting early readers and enjoyed Hurwitz's previous titles. (Fiction. 6-9)

        COPYRIGHT(2013) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        September 1, 2013
        Grades 1-3 Arlene and Ilene Kelly are identical twins. They wear their hair the same, their clothes the same, and have the same interests. No one, except their parents, can tell them apart. It's a pretty special feeling, so when a group of triplets moves to their school, Arlene and Ilene are left wondering if being a twin is all that extraordinary after all. After Arlene gets sick and has to visit the hospital, can the twins figure out how to be just one instead of always two? Each chapter takes on a short vignette about the girls and their various adventures, from getting new pets to discovering the perfect Halloween costume, with each side story accompanied by Mourning's soft, exaggerated black-and-white spot art. This is a humorous and heartfelt story, sure to appeal to readers looking for fun tales about sisters. Arlene's and Ilene's spunk and charm make them ideal bedfellows for characters like Sara Pennypacker's Clementine and Annie Barrows' Ivy and Bean.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2013, American Library Association.)

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