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The Wednesday Wars

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 93 Ratings and 83 Reviews

Book Description
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. During 1967, when all his classmates go to Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare.
Book Information
PublisherTurtleback Books
BindingLibrary Binding (15 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages264
ISBN-100606105735
ISBN-13978-0606105736
Publication Date05/01/2009
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About Gary D. Schmidt (Author) : Gary Schmidt is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor fo... more
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Reader Comments
8/20/2011 J.Aday Kennedy said:
How many times have you thought a teacher designed her assignments as an attempt to torture you? Holling is certain Mrs.’ Baker has this agenda. Maybe there were times she did in the beginning, but secretly he ended up enjoying working with her one-on-one. In fact he learns his teacher is almost h... more

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4/27/2010 Mary Sandford said: Voice, voice voice! Holling Hoodhood is a character not easily forgotten who is so real and gets himself in so much trouble that makes a wonderful plot!
tags: I recommend

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3/25/2010 Barrie Meagher said: My class is doing a research project, and are looking for contact information for Gary Schmidt. Can anyone help?

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9/20/2009 Kathy Spielman

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6/30/2009 Nicole Downing said: Visit my blog for a review on this book http://snikysnake.blogspot.com/
tags: I read

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6/24/2009 julia b tagged as: I recommend, I read

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4/6/2009 Tim O'Neill tagged as: I read, I'm reading

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3/10/2009 Allison M

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2/16/2009 Natisha LaPierre said: I loved the humor in this book and how historical events meshed with the story without overpowering it.
tags: I recommend, I read

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12/23/2008 Ali B said: 1183684
tags: ya, newbery

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7/14/2008 Lucy Rafael tagged as: I read, I recommend

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3/14/2008 Tracy Wymer tagged as: I recommend, I read

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2/23/2008 Rita Haring said: I loved the characters in this book. It could also be a great way to trick kids into reading Shakespeare!
tags: I read, I recommend, , Shakespeare, Newbery Honor

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2/21/2008 Carmela Martino said: Enjoyed it.
tags: I read

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2/12/2008 Diane Smith said: Good book!
tags: I recommend, I read

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8/3/2007 Becky Laney tagged as: I Read

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7/27/2007 Barbara O'Connor said: Great story no doubt about it. But sometimes I felt that the humor was more adult. It felt almost aimed more at adults than kids. Reminded me a bit of Ferris Bueller as far as his relationship with his sister. Loved that. And the teacher stuff was great.
tags: middle-grade

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