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ISBN13: 9780547237602
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Malory, October 28, 2014 (view all comments by Malory)
Both The Wednesday Wars and the companion novel Okay for Now are fantastic middle grade reads. Schmidt has a way of finding hope in realistic and sometimes difficult situations. A perfect book for middle grade readers.
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powellsfanfromcanada, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by powellsfanfromcanada)
A sweet coming-of-age book during the turbulent sixties.
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Judy Felsenthal, August 20, 2012 (view all comments by Judy Felsenthal)
The opening sentence of this book made me laugh out loud, and the rest of the story was completely delightful. This story has it all: laughs, tears, fears and love. It's told from the main character's point of view and through his eyes we see his difficult father, his hippie sister, his loyal friends and his tough, caring teacher. The book is set in the 60's, and is full of interesting references to the war, to the protests, and the era itself. As I read this book, I kept stopping to reread parts aloud to my husband. It's that we'll written! Don't miss out on this super young adult novel.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547237602
Author:
Schmidt, Gary D
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Schmidt, Gary D.
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.25 in 0.52 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 272 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780547237602 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Newbery and Printz honor-winning author of "Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy" delivers a wonderfully witty and compelling novel about a teenage boy's mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-68 school year.
"Synopsis" by , In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boys mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-68 school year in Long Island, New York.

Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesnt like Holling—hes sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam. His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior: the success of his business depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with? A bully demanding cream puffs; angry rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights! As fate sneaks up on him again and again, Holling finds Motivation—the Big M—in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny, in spite of himself.

"Synopsis" by ,
This Newbery Honor tale is now in paperback!

Holling Hoodhood is really in for it.

Hes just started seventh grade with Mrs. Baker, a teacher he knows is out to get him. Why else would she make him read Shakespeare . . . outside of class?

The year is 1967, and everyone has bigger things than homework to worry about. Theres Vietnam for one thing, and then theres the family business. As far as Hollings father is concerned, nothing is more important than the family business. In fact, all of the Hoodhoods must be on their best behavior at all times. The success of Hoodhood and Associates depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has Mrs. Baker to contend with?

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