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The Wednesday Wars (Reprint) - by Gary D. Schmidt (Paperback)

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About the Book



A Newbery Honor book, this wonderfully witty and compelling novel chronicles a teenage boy's mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-1968 school year.



Book Synopsis



In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt tells the witty and compelling story of a teenage boy who feels that fate has it in for him, during the school year 1968-68.

Seventh grader Holling Hoodhood isn't happy. He is sure his new teacher, Mrs. Baker, hates his guts. Holling's domineering father is obsessed with his business image and disregards his family. Throughout the school year, Holling strives to get a handle on the Shakespeare plays Mrs. Baker assigns him to read on his own time, and to figure out the enigmatic Mrs. Baker. As the Vietnam War turns lives upside down, Holling comes to admire and respect both Shakespeare and Mrs. Baker, who have more to offer him than he imagined. And when his family is on the verge of coming apart, he also discovers his loyalty to his sister, and his ability to stand up to his father when it matters most.



Review Quotes



* "Schmidt, whose Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy won both Printz and Newbery Honors, delivers another winner...deeply satisfying." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Schmidt ... [gets] to the emotional heart of every scene without overstatement ... another virtuoso turn." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Schmidt...makes the implausible believable and the everyday momentous...a gentle, hopeful, moving story." --ALA Booklist, starred review

"[An] entertaining and nuanced novel.... There are laugh-out-loud moments that leaven the many poignant ones." School Library Journal

"An accessible, humorous school story, and at the same time, an insightful coming-of-age tale." Bookpage

Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 5 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .48 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 264
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: School + Education, Historical / United States / 20th Century
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Paperback
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Language: English
Street Date: May 18, 2009
TCIN: 11703607
UPC: 9780547237602
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0970
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 5.15 inches length x 0.73 inches width x 7.65 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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