Synopses & Reviews
Just as THE LEMONADE WAR put business into the hands of Evan and his younger sister Jessie, this book puts the law into their hands. Following the laws of our legal system, their fourth grade class concocts a courtroom on the playground, putting Scott Spencer, alleged thief, on trial. They create a legitimate courtroom -- with a jury, judge, witnesses, testimonies, and . . . . surprising consequences. As she explores issues of fairness, Ms. Davies once again reveals how good she is at understanding the complex emotions of children this age.
THE LEMONADE WAR
"Each chapter begins with a marketing term, defined, but implemented as only competing children can. The result is a funny, fresh, and plausible novel with likable characters." -- SLJ
"Lemonade stands, entrepreneurial schemes, and dirty tricks find their way into the competition before Evan and Jessie fess up to the concerns that are really worrying them. Davies, author of Where the Ground Meets the Sky (2002), does a good job of showing the siblings' strengths, flaws, and points of view in this engaging chapter book." -- Booklist
"Entertaining...Good reading for young capitalists." -- USA Today THE BOY WHO DREW BIRDS: A STORY OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Winner of the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award
Outstanding Science Trade Book
"Davies does full justice to this tale of intellectual precocity and single-mindedness." -- Washington Post
John James Audubon was a boy who loved the out-of-doors more than the in. He was a boy who believed in studying birds in nature, not just from books. And, in the fall of 1804, he was a boy determined to learn if the small birds nesting near his Pennsylvania home really would return the following spring.
This book reveals how the youthful Audubon pioneered a technique essential to our understanding of birds. Capturing the early passion of Americaand#8217;s greatest painter of birds, this story will leave young readers listening intently for the call of birds large and small near their own homes.This winsomely imagined account of an episode when Audubon was 18 years old joins the flocks of commemorative works. Sweet's illustrations soar.
Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Davies related her story with immediacy, evoking Audobon's keen curiosity and the lure of the outdoors as she describes his gradual discovery of some important facts about bird migrations.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
This handsome book makes a beguiling introduction to the painter.
Sweet's relaxed watercolor style and skillful incorporation of collage, plus a lively narration that illuminates Audobon's passion for observation and sets his pivotal insight into context, make this appealing vignette a fine introduction to his work.
"The realistic depiction of the childrens emotions and ways of expressing them will resonate with readers. Great for discussion, this involving and, at times, riveting chapter book has something to say and a deceptively simple way of saying it."—Booklist,
"Short chapters, realistic dialogue and social dynamics, humor, and suspense will keep even reluctant readers turning pages to the satisfying conclusion."—School Library Journal
Following the laws of our legal system, Evan and Jessies fourth grade class concocts a courtroom on the playground, putting Scott Spencer, alleged thief, on trial. They create a legitimate courtroom—with a judge, witnesses, a jury of their peers—and surprising consequences.
As she explores the difficulties of fairness, Jacqueline Davies once again reveals how good she is at understanding the complex emotions of children this age.
As the final days of summer heat up, so does a sibling showdown over a high-stakes lemonade stand business. Jessie and Evan Treski compete to see who will make $100 first off of their respective lemonade stands. Full of surprisingly accessible and savvy marketing tips for running a stand (or making money at any business) and with clever mathematical visuals woven in, this sensitively characterized novel subtly explores how war can escalate beyond anyone's intent.
In the much-anticipated sequel to The Lemonade War, brother and sister duo Evan and Jessie turn the playground into a full-blown courtroom and attempt to take the law into their own hands. This engaging chapter book entertains and explores the issue of fairness.
Just as The Lemonade War, which sold more than 260,000 copies, put business into the
hands of Evan and his younger sister, Jessie, this equally exciting follow-up puts the
law into their hands. Using the rules of our legal system as a guide, they turn the playground
into a courtroom and put Scott Spencer, alleged thief, on trial, with fourthgraders
serving as judge and jury.
Turn to page 56 to read about the next book in the Lemonade War Series!
About the Author
Jacqueline Davies is the talented author of The Lemonade War, and The Boy Who Drew Birds, as well as other novels and picture books. She makes her home in Needham, Massachusetts with her family.