All the Greys on Greene Street

All the Greys on Greene Street

SoHo, 1981. Twelve-year-old Olympia is an artist?and in her neighborhood, that's normal. Her dad and his business partner Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother makes intricate sculptures in a corner of their loft, leaving Ollie to roam the streets of New York with her best friends Richard and Alex, drawing everything that catches her eye. Then everyt SoHo, 1981. Twelve-year-old Olympia is an artist?and in her neighborhood, that's normal. Her dad and his business...

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Title:All the Greys on Greene Street
Author:Laura Tucker
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:045147953X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

All the Greys on Greene Street Reviews

  • Kelley
    Jul 28, 2019
    Loved all the 80s references here. And what an important book for kiddos. It would have been very interesting to have read this as a kid as my mother suffered greatly from depression and no one knew for a long time and then know one really discussed it. So I definitely felt some love f...
  • Hannah
    May 16, 2019
    While Ollie sticks to graphite grey in her drawings, Tucker's debut vibrates with vivid color in its strong sense of place and well-sketched characters. It has that timeless quintessence that evokes such New York City adventures as Harriet the Spy and The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E...
  • Emily
    Apr 28, 2019
    Got this book at the high school I work at's Scholastic Book Fair a few weeks ago. I love stories about/set in New York, but I was drawn to the cover art (not usually a factor for me) and the blurb on the back, so I put it into my pile and was excited to read it over Spring Break. I al...
  • Clay
    Jun 20, 2019
    Rebecca Stead-like middle grade about art, parental depression and friendships with all ages. Recommended, both book and audio. More later. ...
  • Tasha
    Jun 29, 2019
    This superb middle-grade novel introduces readers to a young artist who finds herself at the center of a mystery. Ollie?s parents are both artists. Her father and his partner Apollo restore art work and her mother creates sculptures. But then one night, her father leaves for France w...
  • Sarah
    Mar 22, 2019
    *Review is of an advanced reader copy Set against an early 1980's backdrop, this tender novel is the story of a quintessential family of artists. Twelve-year-old Olympia, "Ollie", itches to create. She is a consummate observer of her surroundings, predisposed to want to put her thou...
  • DaNae
    Jul 29, 2019
    The descriptions alone in this book make it worth it. The characters aren't bad either. ...
  • Kristen Unger
    Apr 23, 2019
    A cat loving artist protagonist and a compelling plot. The voice rings clear and true. In Olympia, a young artist?s eye, heart, and soul are well captured. ...
  • Holly
    Jul 01, 2019
    I found this painfully slow. The main character's father runs off to France before the novel begins--and then nothing really happens for a good, long while. The book is about a child in fairly a desperate situation but there is little urgency to the narrative. I also didn't think that ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Apr 08, 2019
    ARC provided by the publisher Olympia lives in New York City, in an artist's loft with her mother, in 1981. Her father has just left to live in France with another woman, and her mother is now refusing to get out of bed to do any work at all. Ollie goes to the convenience store for ...
  • Heidi
    Jun 26, 2019
    There are more books being written for a middle grade audience revolving around mental illness. This is one. This one interestingly takes place in 1981 in SoHo, New York City. I found the setting especially interesting since I knew little about SoHo in the 1980s. That Olympia and her f...
  • Kim McGee
    Jun 01, 2019
    Even though this is deemed a middle-grade book, reader beware it deals with some tough issues like child abandonment, depression, and potentially criminal activities by a parent. It is also a wonderfully written, heartfelt guidebook for families that may be dealing with depression. Oly...
  • Liv
    Jun 05, 2019
    Rebecca Stead blurbed this book, and I understand why. There?s a distinct When You Reach Me flavor to All the Greys on Greene Street - to its benefit, I think. WYRM is, at the end of the day, a fantasy book, and ATGOGS is not, but there is something magical about Ollie?s story and ...
  • Vikki VanSickle
    Jan 12, 2019
    A sensitive portrait of a young girl struggling with her place in the world after her father runs off to France for mysterious reasons and her mother retreats to her bedroom and will not come out. Ollie has great friends and adults in her life, but she goes out of her way to ensure the...
  • Andrea
    Jul 16, 2019
    Plot Olympia's father has been gone for one week, and her mom won't get out of bed. Her parents are both artists, and the loft building they live in has several other creative neighbors that Olympia visits, which is great because she's been abandoned by both parents! Both of her frien...
  • Malissa
    Aug 14, 2019
    "You cannot rescue somebody, little bird. You can help them. But they must rescue themselves." This was way better than I was anticipating. I listened to the audio initially, but also picked up the hardcover to check out the illustrations sprinkled throughout the novel. They're gor...
  • Tory
    Jan 01, 2019
    You know what? Biting the bullet. Five stars. This is a book written by an AUTHOR. Laura Tucker is someone who knows how to WRITE: to create characters, scenarios, settings, dialogue that all are from-the-gut authentic. Her words are phenomenal. Descriptions: evocative; tangible. The c...
  • Dreaday
    Apr 02, 2019
    This was really well-written, but so well-written it got super depressing for me at times. I?m glad it exists, but not for me. ...
  • Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
    May 30, 2019
    3.5 solid stars! 12-year-old Olympia is an artist living in SoHo in 1981, which isn?t all that uncommon in her neighborhood. Her father and his friend Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother sees the beauty in everything and makes intricate sculptures out of ...
  • Lata
    Jul 24, 2019
    This book was wonderful. The author dealt beautifully with depression, specifically with the depressed mother (a mixed media sculptor) of main character Olympia (Ollie). Ollie feels she can't tell anyone else, not even her two best friends Alex and Richard, that her mother hasn't gotte...
  • Pamela
    Jul 26, 2019
    Mental illness, broken families, parental infidelity . . . not the most pleasant topics to read or write about in children's fiction, but sadly most necessary as many children/tweens/teens face such traumas and trials in real life every day. And Laura Tucker did an exceptional job with...
  • Shaye Miller
    Jul 01, 2019
    12-year-old Olympia is a young girl struggling to figure out who she wants to be in this world. But she?s also keeping a secret in hopes of holding her home together. Her dad left for a very important (and possibly illegal) task and asked her to keep his letter a secret. Meanwhile, h...
  • Tara
    Jun 04, 2019
    All The Greys On Greene Street, the debut novel by Laura Tucker, takes place in SoHo, New York City in 1981, and revolves around 12 year old Olympia as she tries to find out why her father ran off, while struggling to cope with her mother's depression. I loved many of the character...
  • Lisa Greenberg
    Jun 28, 2019
    Laura Tucker beautifully designs a love letter to New York by combining an art mystery, a secret romance, and a coming-of-age story around a fascinating young girl Olympia who is both an artist and a wry and often funny observer of the world around her. Twelve-year old Olympia doesn?...
  • Neuravinci
    Jun 23, 2019
    All the Greys on Greene Street was a pleasant read, especially with the tidbits of history thrown in. Who knew mummy brown was actually, at one point, made of real ancient Egyptian mummies? 12-year old Olympia is a precocious child with an artistic bent living in SoHo in 1981. Her...
  • Jane
    Jun 01, 2019
    Depression is a topic not often found in children?s books or books for young adults. Yet many children daily deal with a parent suffering from depression. It is so important that children ?see themselves? in the books they read, so this is a needed topic. Laura Tucker handles is ...
  • Paige Green
    May 27, 2019
    Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book Series: Standalone Rating: 4/5 Publication Date: June 4, 2019 Genre: MG Contemporary Recommended Age: 13+ (depression, starvation, neglect, and some criminal activity) Publisher...
  • Kacy Robinson
    Jul 28, 2019
    3.5? This book felt so different than any middle grade novel I?ve read before. I loved the setting - 1980s New York - and the way it tackled big issue but from a unique perspective. The story shows what depression in a parent looks like through the eyes of a child. The mystery elem...
  • Emily Tyler
    Jul 18, 2019
    4.5 Stars It's hard to believe this is a debut novel, because it's just that good. The writing and execution of this book is incredible, and it's just as heartwarming as it is heartbreaking. Olympia has a great, unique voice for the middle grade canon, and really, all of the char...
  • Christina
    Jun 21, 2019
    All the Greys on Greene Street by Laura Tucker will make you feverishly turn pages to solve the mystery of Olympia?s dad?s abrupt disappearance, leaving his art restoration business with partner Apollo who?s mum on the subject. Olympia, who goes by Ollie, is a talented artist her...