Thankful for Books: Day 10!

I’m thankful for: The View from Saturday

Four unique students +one handicapped teacher = one unlikely quiz bowl team.  That’s the basic premise of Konigsburg’s novel.  Basics, though, are for beginners.  The characters’ views of how the quiz bowl team was formed – and ultimately gels – takes the reader from Florida to New York in a four tightly-woven narratives, as each character gets a chance to tell their view of how the quiz bowl team was formed.  Sprinkled with factoids, I remember reading this book as an undergrad and thinking that I had never read anything quite so well-done.   Today, my students agree.  Ages 9-13.

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