Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780525469285
  • 144 Pages
  • Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • 8-12 years


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


"Sheila’s ongoing crisis of image is as easy to identify with as it is to laugh at."–Kirkus Reviews