The Wednesday Wars

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ISBN: 0547346247
Release Date: 2009-05-18
Number of pages: 272
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Wednesday Wars in PDF and EPUB 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 boy’s 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 doesn’t like Holling—he’s 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.


The Wednesday Wars

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ISBN: 9780618724833
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 264
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Wednesday Wars in PDF and EPUB During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns muchof value about the world he lives in.


The Wednesday Wars

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ISBN: UOM:39015073865852
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 264
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Wednesday Wars in PDF and EPUB During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns muchof value about the world he lives in.


Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

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ISBN: 0547350058
Release Date: 2004-05-24
Number of pages: 224
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy in PDF and EPUB It only takes a few hours for Turner Buckminster to start hating Phippsburg, Maine. No one in town will let him forget that he's a minister's son, even if he doesn't act like one. But then he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a smart and sassy girl from a poor nearby island community founded by former slaves. Despite his father's-and the town's-disapproval of their friendship, Turner spends time with Lizzie, and it opens up a whole new world to him, filled with the mystery and wonder of Maine's rocky coast. The two soon discover that the town elders, along with Turner's father, want to force the people to leave Lizzie's island so that Phippsburg can start a lucrative tourist trade there. Turner gets caught up in a spiral of disasters that alter his life-but also lead him to new levels of acceptance and maturity. This sensitively written historical novel, based on the true story of a community's destruction, highlights a unique friendship during a time of change. Author's note.


Okay for Now

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ISBN: 0547534175
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Number of pages: 368
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Okay for Now in PDF and EPUB 2011 National Book Award Finalist As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him. So begins a coming-of-age masterwork full of equal parts comedy and tragedy from Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt. As Doug struggles to be more than the “skinny thug” that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer—a fiery young lady who “smelled like daisies would smell if they were growing in a big field under a clearing sky after a rain.” In Lil, Doug finds the strength to endure an abusive father, the suspicions of a whole town, and the return of his oldest brother, forever scarred, from Vietnam. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon’s birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage. In this stunning novel, Schmidt expertly weaves multiple themes of loss and recovery in a story teeming with distinctive, unusual characters and invaluable lessons about love, creativity, and survival.


The Wednesday Wars Teacher Guide

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ISBN: 1608787168
Release Date: 2011
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Author: Novel Units, Inc. Staff
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The Wednesday Wars Student Packet

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ISBN: 1608787176
Release Date: 2011
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Anything But Typical

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ISBN: 9781416995005
Release Date: 2010-03-09
Number of pages: 208
Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Anything But Typical in PDF and EPUB Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.


Novel Unit for the Wednesday Wars

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ISBN: 1499594208
Release Date: 2014-05-17
Number of pages: 60
Author: Middle School Novel Units Inc.
Publisher: CreateSpace

Download and read online Novel Unit for the Wednesday Wars in PDF and EPUB This is a combined literature and grammar unit that contains everything you need to teach the novel and more! Included in the unit are pre-reading, active-reading and post-reading activities with grammar lessons, literary activities, a literary terms matching quiz, a final essay test with grading rubric, and other activities just for fun!


First Boy

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ISBN: 1429937017
Release Date: 2007-09-04
Number of pages: 208
Author: Gary Schmidt
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

Download and read online First Boy in PDF and EPUB Gary Schmidt's First Boy fast-paced political thriller will have the reader turning the pages in anticipation of the next clue. "You're my first boy, Cooper, my first boy," grandfather says just before he dies. All alone in the world, without even a dog, the only thing that keeps Cooper going is running the dairy farm. Suddenly, black sedans are swarming all around Cooper's small New Hampshire town, driven by mysterious men in dark suits. Cooper's barn is burned to the ground, and his house is broken into and searched during the night. The President of the United States calls on Cooper for a visit, and her opponent wants Cooper to join him on the campaign trail. Who exactly is Cooper Jewett, and what does the government want with him?


Under a War Torn Sky

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ISBN: 9781409591344
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: L.M. Elliott
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

Download and read online Under a War Torn Sky in PDF and EPUB Shot down on a mission, 19-year-old pilot Henry is alone in a treacherous land. Desperate to get back to his family and the girl he loves, he is forced to rely on the cunning of the French Resistance. But in his battle to survive the deadly journey across Nazi-occupied Europe, he must face a terrible choice: can he take a life to save his own? "A brilliantly paced, action-packed story with some breathtaking moments" - Primary Times


Tangerine

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ISBN: 9780547417158
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: Edward Bloor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Tangerine in PDF and EPUB Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien. But he’s not so blind that he can’t see there are some very unusual things about his family’s new home in Tangerine County, Florida. Where else does a sinkhole swallow the local school, fire burn underground for years, and lightning strike at the same time every day? The chaos is compounded by constant harassment from his football–star brother, and adjusting to life in Tangerine isn’t easy for Paul—until he joins the soccer team at his middle school. With the help of his new teammates, Paul begins to discover what lies beneath the surface of his strange new hometown. And he also gains the courage to face up to some secrets his family has been keeping from him for far too long. In Tangerine, it seems, anything is possible.


The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P Figg

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ISBN: 9780545370875
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Number of pages: 240
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Download and read online The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P Figg in PDF and EPUB The 2010 Newbery Honor Book by highly acclaimed author Rodman Philbrick is now in paperback! In this Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, twelve-year-old orphan Homer runs away from Pine Swamp, Maine, to find his older brother, Harold, who has been sold into the Union Army. With laugh-aloud humor, Homer outwits and outruns a colorful assortment of civil War-era thieves, scallywags, and spies as he makes his way south, following clues that finally lead him to Gettysburg. Even through a hail of gunfire, Homer never loses heart--but will he find his brother? Or will it be too late? With engaging wit and comical repartee reminiscent of Mark Twain, master storyteller Rodman Philbrick introduces us to the unforgettable character of Homer in his latest groundbreaking novel.


Trouble

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ISBN: 0547487738
Release Date: 2010-04-12
Number of pages: 304
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Trouble in PDF and EPUB “Henry Smith’s father told him that if you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you.” But Trouble comes careening down the road one night in the form of a pickup truck that strikes Henry’s older brother, Franklin. In the truck is Chay Chouan, a young Cambodian from Franklin’s preparatory school, and the accident sparks racial tensions in the school—and in the well-established town where Henry’s family has lived for generations. Caught between anger and grief, Henry sets out to do the only thing he can think of: climb Mt. Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine, which he and Franklin were going to climb together. Along with Black Dog, whom Henry has rescued from drowning, and a friend, Henry leaves without his parents’ knowledge. The journey, both exhilarating and dangerous, turns into an odyssey of discovery about himself, his older sister, Louisa, his ancestry, and why one can never escape from Trouble.


Mockingbird

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ISBN: 9781409541677
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Kathryn Erskine
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

Download and read online Mockingbird in PDF and EPUB 11-year-old Caitlin has Asperger's Syndrome, and has always had her older brother, Devon, to explain the confusing things around her. But when Devon is killed in a tragic school shooting, Caitlin has to try and make sense of the world without him. With her dad spending most of his time crying in the shower, and her life at school becoming increasingly difficult, it doesn't seem like things will ever get better again. "A sensitively written and very moving story." - The Daily Mail Shortlisted for the Redbridge Children's Book Award 2013