Review The View From Saturday (Newbery Medal Book)

The View From Saturday (Newbery Medal Book)

Review The View From Saturday (Newbery Medal 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Do yourself a favor and read this book
By Shirin Amini
I can’t believe it has taken me so long to learn of this book. A friend suggested it to me a month or so ago, after I’d complained about the series of cruddy bestsellers I’d sludged through recently to no ultimate satisfaction. I was a bit skeptical, it seemed to be formatted and written for a younger set – indeed, it concerns a group of sixth graders in a sort of educational state competition. I am currently 24, and tend toward books with decidedly different central topics.But this is now my favorite book that I can remember reading. Such simple ideas, but written so entertainingly and beautifully that you fall in love with every page turned. Honestly. You can’t help but love the characters. And you’ll without a doubt learn an interesting fact or two along the way… about sea turtles, calligraphy, magic…This book should definitely be added to your reading list. It’s a quick read and will leave you will a sense of betterment and a smilier outlook on the world and people around you , all of them leading their own interesting lives, and struggling their own struggles. And I found myself looking back at little, scared 6th grade me and wondering how my life my have been different if I’d had a group of friends like these cuties.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Great book for kids and adults
By Kindle Customer
This is one of those books that I have ways wanted to read, but hadn’t gotten around to reading it. I am teaching sixth grade for the first time (I have taught second grade for 14 years) and we have a limited number class sets of novels. This book just happened to be one of our class sets.To start with, I think this is one of those books that you read all at once, and not stretch out. It was one of those stories where the characters are all connected in one way or another. I don’t want to give away too much, but it’s a rather deep story with lots of great talking points.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5A favorite for tweens and older
By mnstlgirl
Terrific book. Once you start reading, you’ll see why it was the Newbery Award winner. My 5th-6th graders always love this story and it is great to read aloud as a family if you have older kids. Even if they’ve read it or you’ve read it a dozen times, it’s so fun to read aloud because it’s easy to forget just how unique and funny the different characters are throughout the book.

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