å The Wednesday Wars ¼ Download by ¹ Gary D. Schmidt
å The Wednesday Wars ¼ Download by ¹ Gary D. Schmidt This is a terrific book with wonderful characters It made me laugh in places and cry in others I highly recommend it.
In This Newbery Honor Winning Novel, Gary D Schmidt Offers An Unforgettable Antihero The Wednesday Wars Is A Wonderfully Witty And Compelling Story About A Teenage Boy S Mishaps And Adventures Over The Course Of The School Year In Long Island, New YorkMeet Holling Hoodhood, A Seventh Grader At Camillo Junior High, Who Must Spend Wednesday Afternoons With His Teacher, Mrs Baker, While The Rest Of The Class Has Religious Instruction Mrs Baker Doesn T Like Holling He S Sure Of It Why Else Would She Make Him read The Plays Of William Shakespeare Outside Class But Everyone Has Bigger Things To Worry About, Like Vietnam His Father Wants Holling And His Sister To Be On Their Best Behavior The Success Of His Business Depends On It But Howcan Holling Stay Out Of Trouble When He Has So Much To Contend With A Bully Demanding Cream Puffs Angry Rats And A Baseball Hero Signing Autographs The Very Same Night Holling Has To Appear In A Play In Yellow Tights As Fate Sneaks Up On Him Again And Again, Holling Finds Motivation The Big M In The Most Unexpected Places And Musters Up The Courage To Embrace His Destiny, In Spite Of Himself Meet Holling Hoodhood He is entering seventh grade There s nothing too scary about it since he s known most of his classmates forever There are a few bullies and a few annoying ones, but overall, Holling is looking forward to a new year Unfortunately, the first Wednesday of the new year reveals a not so pleasant surprise.
Every Wednesday afternoon beginning just before 2 00pm everyone leaves his classroom That is, everyone except Holling and Mrs Baker What happens is, the Catholic half of the class is taken by bus to attend Catechism class, and the Jewish half of the class goes to Hebrew School at the temple Since the Hoodhood family attends the Presbyterian Church, Holling stays put in the classroom.
Needless to say, Holling realizes quite quickly that Mrs Baker is rather disappointed If all the students were to leave on Wednesday afternoons, she would have a peaceful chunk of
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