The View From Saturday

The View From Saturday

Book - 1996
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Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition. Mrs. Eva Marie Olinski always gave good answers. Whenever she was asked how she had selected her team for the Academic Bowl, she chose one of several good answers. Most often she said that the four members of her team had skills that balanced one another. That was reasonable. Sometimes she said that she knew her team would practice. That was accurate. To the district superintendent of schools, she gave a bad answer, but she did that only once, only to him, and if that answer was not good, her reason for giving it was. The fact was that Mrs. Olinski did not know how she had chosen her team, and the further fact was that she didn't know that she didn't know until she did know. Of course, that is true of most things you do not know up to and including the very last second before you do. And for Mrs. Olinski that was not until Bowl Day was over and so was the work of her four sixth graders. They called themselves The Souls. They told Mrs. Olinski that they were The Souls long before they were a team, but she told them that they were a team as soon as they became The Souls. Then after a while, teacher and team agreed that they were arguing chicken-or-egg. Whichever way it began -- chicken-or-egg, team-or-The Souls -- it definitely ended with an egg. Definitely, an egg.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780689809934
068980993X
Branch Call Number: j KONIGSBUR
Characteristics: 163 p. ; 23 cm

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(Gr 4-6) This Newbery Award winning book is the story of four very different students, each with unique talents, brought together by their paraplegic teacher to form an amazing Academic Bowl team.

Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition. Also available in Large Print

Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.


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SenaDoling
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.

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Docenos
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.

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

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adebisi2001
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.......

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THE_BREEZE
Apr 13, 2011

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

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LSheng
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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