cover image Where Triplets Go, Trouble Follows

Where Triplets Go, Trouble Follows

Michelle Poploff, illus. by Victoria Jamieson. . Holiday House, $16.95 (96p) ISBN 978-0-8234-3289-9

"Violet, Lily, and Daisy Divine were triplets, but they weren't identical looking. They weren't identical thinking, either." In a series of episodes set over nine chapters, the elementary school%E2%80%93aged siblings spend time with their maternal grandmother and paternal grandfather (and mistakenly suspect that a romance is brewing between them), struggle with science and sports, and receive a new pet puppy they name Trouble. The narration can be old-fashioned ("All the adults began laughing. But this was no laughing matter to the triplets") and the dialogue on the sitcom-y side, but the Divines are a family worth getting to know. Jamieson's b&w spot illustrations add to the quiet comedy of this domestic drama. Ages 7%E2%80%9311. Illustrator's agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management. (May)