The View From Saturday

The View From Saturday

Book - 1996
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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.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1996.
ISBN: 9780689809934
Branch Call Number: J KON


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Oct 29, 2016

I really liked how the characters stories interwind, even before they become friends, a good read. I've seen a lot of people call it boring. It is anything but.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

Four grade 6 students make up an A team to try out for the State championship Quiz Bowl. This book is quirky, funny, intelligent, and above all enjoyable.

May 24, 2015

This book was incredible. However, I think that this book should be read by kids 11 years or older because it has some sophisticated meanings and is not exactly in chronological order.

PImaLib_EvaO May 07, 2015

Not at all what I expected but good read.

LibraryCard_123 Jul 12, 2013

I liked how all the characters met. I also feel like i was reading a puzzle, the stories came and fitted all together.

RainbowGoldfish May 24, 2013

I loved this book

Sep 15, 2012

this book is incredibly boring

JINGNA_1 Jun 14, 2012

to me, this book is extremely boring.......I'm not gonna recommend it.......

Apr 13, 2011

totally awful i would never reccomend it do not read its really boring

Jun 30, 2010

I can definitely see why this book was a Newberry Medal winner. Skillfully written, the jumps in the plot line worked magnificently in this case. Very funny, but also had its serious points. Definitely recommend this book.

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