48 pages 1 hour read

Sharon Creech

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2003

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Part 1, Chapters 1-13Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Part 1: “Soup”

Part 1, Chapter 1 Summary: “That Bailey...”

Rosie is angry because Bailey told her to “get over” herself. She retorted that he should get over himself. Her response shows just how angry he made her.

Part 1, Chapter 2 Summary: “I’m Mad...”

Bailey is a long-time friend and good neighbor, and he knows Rosie better than anyone. But today, she hates him.

Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary: “Granny Torrelli Says...”

Rosie recalls Granny Torrelli’s advice that when you are angry at someone, you should focus on the person’s good qualities and past kindnesses. Granny Torrelli is usually so unruffled. There was that one time, though, when Granny Torrelli beat back a man posing as a meter reader.