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    The View from Saturday

    The View from Saturday

    by E. L. Konigsburg

    This funny and endearing book centers around four sixth graders and a paraplegic teacher who form a junior high Academic Bowl team that sweeps away the competition. In a story composed of interwoven puzzles, each character has a tale to tell—in the course of which all four witness acts of kindness and respect that teach them to find those qualities in themselves. "Eminently worthwhile."—Kirkus

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    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

    by E. L. Konigsburg

    The Newbery Award-winning tale of two young runaways who find themselves living in the Metropolitan Musuem of Art, deep in the heart of a mystery!

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The View from Saturday

Author: E. L. Konigsburg

Interest Level:
3-5

Lexile Framework:
870L

Grade Level Equivalent:
4.8

Guided Reading Level:
U

Age:
8-10

Genre:
Young Adult

Subject:
Achievement and Success, Extracurricular Activities, Disabilities, Friends and Friendship, Understanding Self and Others, Middle School, Helping Others

About This Book

HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team?

It was a surprise to a lot of people when Mrs. Olinski's team won the sixth-grade Academic Bowl contest at Epiphany Middle School. It was an even bigger surprise when they beat the seventh grade and the eighth grade, too. And when they went on to even greater victories, everyone began to ask: How did it happen?
It happened at least partly because Noah had been the best man (quite by accident) at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather. It happened because Nadia discovered that she could not let a lot of baby turtles die. It happened when Ethan could not let Julian face disaster alone. And it happened because Julian valued something important in himself and saw in the other three something he also valued.
Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching after having been injured in an automobile accident, found that her Academic Bowl team became her answer to finding confidence and success. What she did not know, at least at first, was that her team knew more than she did the answer to why they had been chosen.
This is a tale about a team, a class, a school, a series of contests and, set in the midst of this, four jewel-like short stories — one for each of the team members — that ask questions and demonstrate surprising answers.


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