The View from Saturday
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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.
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The view from Saturday
This book was based on a boy writing a b&b letter to his grandparents stating tat his year being on the Epiphany team was pretty good and that they won the challenge. Also the book indicates his Izzy Diamondstein and Margy D.. Getting married and Jillian being the best man in replace of Allen his uncle. Jillian doesn't feel to comfy because right after the wedding , his mom & dad get into it with each other and they have a divorce consisting Jillian moving in with his dad in the apartment. But when he visit his mother he gets to be in the epiphany project answering question with Nadia Ethan and Mrs. Olin-ski ........
Really entertaining, a good read, really funny. You should read it.
- Level: Grades 3-7
- Category: Fiction
- Published: Dec 21, 2010
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
- Seller: SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
- Print Length: 176 Pages
- Language: English