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Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Author:
    Coleen Murtagh Paratore
  • ISBN:
    1416935959
  • ISBN13:
    978-1416935957
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  • Publisher:
    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (August 4, 2009)
  • Pages:
    144 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Growing Up & Facts of Life
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The Funeral Director's Son - Coleen Murtagh Paratore.

The Funeral Director's Son - Coleen Murtagh Paratore. For six long generations, Campbell and Sons Funeral Home has been proudly, and I mean proudly, passed on down from Campbell father to so. o so. o son. And that’s fine if you like hanging around dead people.

Author Coleen Murtagh Paratore, author of THE WEDDING PLANNER'S DAUGHTER, is back with the start of a new series. THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR'S SON has Ms. Paratore's trademark warmth and charm, but this time she takes on a boy's mindset

Author Coleen Murtagh Paratore, author of THE WEDDING PLANNER'S DAUGHTER, is back with the start of a new series. Paratore's trademark warmth and charm, but this time she takes on a boy's mindset. She also mixes in a bit of mystery. Kip is surrounded by a well-written cast of supporting characters that could easily star in their own novel. Nanbull, Kip's Grandmother, is full of spunk and sass, whereas Kip's friends are supportive and capture the voices of twelve-year-old boys

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Автор: Paratore Coleen Murtagh Название: The Funeral Director& Son Издательство: Simon & Schuster . Описание: 12-year-old Willa Havisham loves the sea, and books, and eating chocolate-coated cherries.

Описание: 12-year-old Willa Havisham loves the sea, and books, and eating chocolate-coated cherries. But what she& love more than anything is a dad.

Since 1875, Campbell and Sons Funeral Home has been taking care of the dead in the tiny, depressed town of Clover. Twelve-year-old Kip, Paratore's resourceful good-kid protagonist and the reluctant heir to the franchise, has an unusual talent: He helps the dead lighten their hearts so they can sail into the next world. Since 1875, Campbell and Sons Funeral Home has been taking care of the dead in the tiny, depressed town of Clover. Twelve-year-old Kip, Paratore’s resourceful good-kid protagonist and the reluctant heir to the franchise, has an unusual talent: He helps the dead lighten their hearts so they can sail into the next world. Author Coleen Murtagh Paratore, author of THE WEDDING PLANNER'S DAUGHTER, is back with the start of a new series

The Funeral Director's Son book. Author Coleen Murtagh Paratore, author of THE WEDDING PLANNER'S DAUGHTER, is back with the start of a new series.

Kip Campbell’s family runs a local funeral home, and he is fully expected to take over the business one day. Except it’s the last thing he wants to inherit, despite the “gift” he has for it—a gift that may make people think he’s crazy. But Kip has managed to make a deal: Find out the secret that is holding back old Billy Blye from “crossing over” and it may be Kip’s ticket out of his hometown—and away from his family business once and for all.

Westened
This is a delightful, quirky book! My grown daughter is a licensed crematory operator and has worked with funeral homes. She really enjoyed it.
Wenyost
Kip Campbell doesn't see dead people -- he just hears them. They share their final wishes with him, and he then helps them (sometimes reluctantly) complete unfinished business. Kip's story begins in The Funeral Director's Son and continues in Kip Campbell's Gift, both of which are suitable for upper elementary and middle school readers.

Being the son of a funeral director has given Kip plenty of grief - no pun intended. When the series begins, he has yet to share his gift with his family members or his friends, preferring to help the dead in his own quiet way. While listening to the requests of the dead and the concerns of their loved ones, Kip learns that there's more to people than meets the eye. More than once, his opinion of a person changes for the better after he reaches out to them. In the first book, he befriends an eccentric elderly woman while helping an angry old fisherman move on; in the second, he attempts to appease a recently deceased mother by passing along messages to her son - who just so happens to be the classmate that bullies Kip on a regular basis.

The living characters in the series are quite lively. Kip's house is filled with activity, thanks to the many relatives who live there. Campbell and Sons Funeral Home is truly a family business. Kip's father is the sixth in a line of Campbells to run the business, but Kip isn't sure if he wants to be the seventh. Kip's older sister, Elizabeth, annoys him; he prefers to call her Lizbreath. Kip's younger sister, Chick, spreads infectious giggles and smiley face stickers. Kip's mother is the office manager. Uncle Marty is the embalmer, and when he's done, Aunt Sally does makeup and hair. Living up at the top of the house are Great Aunt Aggie, the resident musician, even though she herself has taken ill lately, and Nanbull, Kip's grandmother and close confidante, who writes the obituaries and creates the funeral programs. Kip makes sure the outside of the house is suitable for viewings, raking the leaves (which Chick loves jumping in) and handling other exterior tasks. Lizbreath arranges the flowers, and Kip's mom provides those left behind a beautiful plant. Kip's circle of support extends well beyond his front door: He has three best buds, all male, who share meatball subs and meet after school in their clubhouse, aka Guts, an abandoned groundskeeper's cottage in a cemetery. Meanwhile, Kip develops a crush on the new girl in town, Drew, the daughter of the new harbormaster.

Stories about assisting the dead can go any number of routes, any number of ways, to varying degrees of success. Some are in the horror vein, while others are lighter and comedic. Coleen Murtagh Paratore has made The Funeral Director's Son line more thoughtful, without any horror movie elements, without any disrespect for the dead. The second book was a little more spiritual than expected, but, then again, perhaps that is to be expected when one contemplates death or existence.

Fans of Paratore's series From The Life of Willa Havisham, aka The Wedding Planner's Daughter, will appreciate the little tie-ins between the two series. Perhaps there will be a future crossover...? (Though that would bring something slightly supernatural into Willa's otherwise wholly realistic world, and I don't think I want that.) Though the plots and themes of the two series differ, Paratore begins each chapter of the Kip novels and the Willa novels with a quote, typically a wise proverb or a poetic line or stanza, providing even more food for thought.

If you prefer Ghost Whisperer to The Sixth Sense and you're looking for a series with a male protagonist in middle school, then give The Funeral Director's Son a try.
Tygokasa
So why would a woman old enough to be a grandmother want to read a book about the life a 12-year-old kid? Probably because it's just the kind of book I would have loved when I was a kid.

It follows the adventures of Kip, the reluctant heir to the family's funeral home, a multi-generational enterprise on the verge of being nudged out by the town's new state-of-the art, commercially successful super-mortuary. Kip can't wait to get out of Clover but really isn't in a position to do anything about it. (Think Nate Fisher on "Six Feet Under.") This is just one of many modern-day dilemmas featured in this book that are faced by families and children today - competition, bullies, the opposite sex (sigh), expectations, judgment, fairness, ambition, and friendship. Although all are touched upon, not all are treated in depth.

There are lessons to be learned, most importantly, that one's opinion of a person can be formed from a limited amount of data and then carried erroneously for years. It's a good starting point for readers to analyze their own pre-conceived opinions to see if they're based in truth, hearsay, or incorrect addition of facts.

There's an appropriate balance of supernatural and everyday experiences that allows the reader to "suspend disbelief."

The book seemed to end too quickly and too easily and was lacking an explanation of, among other things, the "weight in gold" fulfillment. That may not be a bad thing, though, since this gives the reader an incentive to ponder the questions himself rather than getting all the answers from the book and then quickly moving on to something new. A little thinking never hurt anyone.

The Charles Dickens quotes that open each chapter are very nicely placed and may encourage the reader to further investigate more of Dickens' writing.
Stick
The main thing I wanted to know looking at THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR'S SON was why the book was purple. Once I decided I couldn't figure out if the book was being marketed to tween boys or not, I dove in. I must say that I've always liked coming-of-age stories. There is just something so grand about reading about a young person coming into his or her own, and that is definitely what Coleen Murtagh Paratore has given us in THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR'S SON.

The plot centers around Kip Campbell, the only son in the Campbell & Sons Funeral Home. But Kip isn't so excited about the idea of bagging bodies and burying them in the ground. In fact, he's looking for a quick way out of his tiny New England town. Oh yes, there's one very peculiar thing about Kip: he can hear dead people talk to him (Nothing like THE SIXTH SENSE, but definitely dead people). And one of said deadies says that there's a treasure of gold waiting for Kip if he can just help the dead move on one last time. Now Kip is following clues to figure it out, all the while trying to be a good son who hates his family's job, flirting with the new girl, and just trying to survive his twelfth year of life.

The book was a fairly swift read, and pretty enjoyable too. Paratore nails down Kip's voice perfectly -- making for some very funny/sarcastic moments, as well as really working the tissue box near the end. The writing is... well, quirky. Paratore definitely has a unique style that comes across strongly.

So, while not a book I would say you have to run out and grab now, it definitely is great for a casual light read. The tween boy set may not go for it so much, but I think parents might get more enjoyment out of it than anybody else.