The View from Saturday Paperback – Feb 1 1998
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A powerhouse sixth-grade Academic Bowl team from Epiphany Middle School; the art of calligraphy; the retirees of Century Village, Florida; a genius dog named Ginger; and a holiday production of "Annie" all figure heavily in the latest book by E. L. Konigsburg, who has produced a Newbery Medal-winning children's tale to rival her classic From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, which won the Newbery Medal almost 30 years ago. The new book centers around a group of four brilliant, shy 12-year-olds and the tea party they have each Saturday morning. Konigsburg's wacky erudition and her knack for offbeat characters make this a funny and endearing story of friendship. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Publishers Weekly
This 1996 Newbery Medal winner charts the ties that bind four members of an extraordinarily successful 6th-grade quiz bowl team. In a starred review, PW called it "glowing with humor and dusted with magic." Ages 8-12.
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"The View From Saturday" follows the lives of four sixth grade quiz bowl champs and their paraplegic coach/teacher. Alternating their final quiz bowl championship match with short stories about the different journeys each kid has had to make, the book is adept at distinguishing between each individual in the group. We begin by listening to a story told by Noah. Noah reminded me of nothing so much as the spaz boy in the spelling bee documentary "Spellbound". A bit of a nerd, but pleased with his own inventive thoughts and ideas, Noah becomes the best man at a geriatric wedding. Then we hear Nadia's story about staying with her divorced father and newly remarried grandfather (hence the Noah connection) in Florida. This flows nicely into Ethan's story.Read more ›
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E.L. Konigsburg uses descriptive nouns and vivid modifiers to paint a vivid picture of the characters in your head in The View from Saturday. First you get to know the charcter. Read morePublished on March 26 2004
First off, the book is about four SIXTH graders. I note this because some of the reviews on Amazon erroneously say the characters are in seventh grade. Read morePublished on March 13 2004
It is a wonderful book about four friends and a paraplegic teacher. All of them a related in some different way. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2004 by Mariel
The View from Saturday is the story of four unlikely 6th-graders who are picked by their teacher, Mrs. Olinski,for the Academic Bowl team. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2004
Strange things go on all the time. But the strangest things of all are those that are linked by the thin thread of life. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2003 by S. Xu
RUN! This book brings torment as I recall the agonizing days of reading it in the 6th grade. Do not read this book. Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2003
As a teacher to be, I was impressed with how this book captures your attention from page one and maintains it through out the book. Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2003 by Valerie Gill
I have read this book several times. Each time I read it, I grow to like E.L. Konigsburg morea and more as an author. Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2003
The View From Saturday was my reading class' final book last year, and their second favorite of the eight we completed. Read morePublished on July 31 2003 by George
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