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Finally back in print! Ben is a very smart sixth grader. George is the "funny little man who lives inside Ben" (get the parentheses now?). Ben's always been content enough with his unique situation, and smart enough to keep George a secret, but then Ben's quest to have friends other than George causes things to go awry. Factors leading to the mayhem include a meddling stepmother, a cool senior lab partner, and a stolen car. One of the best things about this book is that Konigsburg doesn't back down on the very weird premise that there is a man living inside Ben. This book is unusual in the best possible sense — and is one of many gems by Konigsburg.
Recommended by Karen, Powells.com

Finally back in print! Ben is a very smart sixth grader. George is the "funny little man who lives inside Ben" (get the parentheses now?). Ben's always been content enough with his unique situation, and smart enough to keep George a secret, but then Ben's quest to have friends other than George causes things to go awry. Factors leading to the mayhem include a meddling stepmother, a cool senior lab partner, and a stolen car. One of the best things about this book is that Konigsburg doesn't back down on the very weird premise that there is a man living inside Ben. This book is unusual in the best possible sense — and is one of many gems by Konigsburg.
Recommended by Karen B., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

andlt;bigandgt;andlt;bandgt;Who is George?andlt;/bandgt;andlt;/bigandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Only Howard Carr and his older brother, Ben, can answer that question, because only they know about George. George is the funny little man who lives inside Ben, helping him (mostly) navigate life as a sixth grader who happens to be a scientific genius and who happens to be studying organic chemistry with students much older than he. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; One of those students is William Hazlitt, a senior who has been Ben's lab partner in previous years. William's interest in chemistry has taken a troubling turn, and Ben has a plan to come to his rescue. And that's when things get complicated — for Howard, for Ben, and for George.

Synopsis:

< p align="center"> < P> < big> < b> Who is George?< /b> < /big> < P> < P> Only Howard Carr and his older brother, Ben, can answer that question, < P> because only they know about George. George is the funny little man who < P> lives inside Ben, helping him (mostly) navigate life as a sixth grader < P> who happens to be a scientific genius and who happens to be studying < P> organic chemistry with students much older than he.< P> < P> One of those students is William Hazlitt, a senior who has been Ben's < P> lab partner in previous years. William's interest in chemistry has taken < P> a troubling turn, and Ben has a plan to come to his rescue. And that's< P> when things get complicated — for Howard, for Ben, and for George.< P> < P>

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;E.L. Konigsburgandlt;/Bandgt; is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and be runner-up in the same year. In 1968, andlt;iandgt;From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweilerandlt;/iandgt; won the Newbery Medal and andlt;iandgt;Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabethandlt;/iandgt; was named a Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later she won the Newbery Medal once again for andlt;iandgt;The View From Saturdayandlt;/iandgt;. She has also written and illustrated three picture books: andlt;iandgt;Samuel Toddand#8217;s Book of Great Colorsandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Samuel Toddand#8217;s Book of Great Inventionsandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdaleand#8217;sandlt;/iandgt;. In 2000 she wrote andlt;iandgt;Silent to the Boneandlt;/iandgt;, which was named a andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, among many other honors.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;After completing her degree at Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Konigsburg did graduate work in organic chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. For several years she taught science at a private girlsand#8217; school. When the third of her three children started kindergarten, she began to write. She now lives on the beach in North Florida.andlt;Bandgt;E.L. Konigsburgandlt;/Bandgt; is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and be runner-up in the same year. In 1968, andlt;iandgt;From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweilerandlt;/iandgt; won the Newbery Medal and andlt;iandgt;Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabethandlt;/iandgt; was named a Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later she won the Newbery Medal once again for andlt;iandgt;The View From Saturdayandlt;/iandgt;. She has also written and illustrated three picture books: andlt;iandgt;Samuel Toddand#8217;s Book of Great Colorsandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Samuel Toddand#8217;s Book of Great Inventionsandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdaleand#8217;sandlt;/iandgt;. In 2000 she wrote andlt;iandgt;Silent to the Boneandlt;/iandgt;, which was named a andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, among many other honors.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;After completing her degree at Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Konigsburg did graduate work in organic chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. For several years she taught science at a private girlsand#8217; school. When the third of her three children started kindergarten, she began to write. She now lives on the beach in North Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416949572
Author:
Konigsburg, E. L.
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Illustrator:
Konigsburg, E. L.
Author:
Konigsburg, E. L.
Author:
Konigsburg
Author:
E'L
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Claudia Kincaid; Claudia; Met; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum; New York City; classic; Newbery Medal Winner; Newbery; run away from home; runaway; children s classic; sleepover; overnight; must-read; mystery
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr; bandamp;w int ill
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 4.76 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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Finally back in print! Ben is a very smart sixth grader. George is the "funny little man who lives inside Ben" (get the parentheses now?). Ben's always been content enough with his unique situation, and smart enough to keep George a secret, but then Ben's quest to have friends other than George causes things to go awry. Factors leading to the mayhem include a meddling stepmother, a cool senior lab partner, and a stolen car. One of the best things about this book is that Konigsburg doesn't back down on the very weird premise that there is a man living inside Ben. This book is unusual in the best possible sense — and is one of many gems by Konigsburg.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Finally back in print! Ben is a very smart sixth grader. George is the "funny little man who lives inside Ben" (get the parentheses now?). Ben's always been content enough with his unique situation, and smart enough to keep George a secret, but then Ben's quest to have friends other than George causes things to go awry. Factors leading to the mayhem include a meddling stepmother, a cool senior lab partner, and a stolen car. One of the best things about this book is that Konigsburg doesn't back down on the very weird premise that there is a man living inside Ben. This book is unusual in the best possible sense — and is one of many gems by Konigsburg.

"Synopsis" by , < p align="center"> < P> < big> < b> Who is George?< /b> < /big> < P> < P> Only Howard Carr and his older brother, Ben, can answer that question, < P> because only they know about George. George is the funny little man who < P> lives inside Ben, helping him (mostly) navigate life as a sixth grader < P> who happens to be a scientific genius and who happens to be studying < P> organic chemistry with students much older than he.< P> < P> One of those students is William Hazlitt, a senior who has been Ben's < P> lab partner in previous years. William's interest in chemistry has taken < P> a troubling turn, and Ben has a plan to come to his rescue. And that's< P> when things get complicated — for Howard, for Ben, and for George.< P> < P>
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