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The View from Saturday
The View from Saturday | E.L. Konigsburg
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HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team? It was a surprise to a lot of people when Mrs. Olinski's team won the sixth-grade Academic Bowl contest at Epiphany Middle School. It was an even bigger surprise when they beat the seventh grade and the eighth grade, too. And when they went on to even greater victories, everyone began to ask: How did it happen? It happened at least partly because Noah had been the best man (quite by accident) at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather. It happened because Nadia discovered that she could not let a lot of baby turtles die. It happened when Ethan could not let Julian face disaster alone. And it happened because Julian valued something important in himself and saw in the other three something he also valued. Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching after having been injured in an automobile accident, found that her Academic Bowl team became her answer to finding confidence and success. What she did not know, at least at first, was that her team knew more than she did the answer to why they had been chosen. This is a tale about a team, a class, a school, a series of contests and, set in the midst of this, four jewel-like short stories -- one for each of the team members -- that ask questions and demonstrate surprising answers.
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Eggs
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erzascarletbookgasm I loved the tagged book, btw. 3mo
Eggs @erzascarletbookgasm Me too 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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Amie
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Panpan

I like how Konigsburg writes her characters, but there is quite a bit in this book that would not be considered pc today and was downright cringe-worthy at times. Like the kids' academic bowl team using a noose as their victory symbol, which made sense (I guess?) in context and was not being used in a racist way, but wow that is seriously tone deaf and inappropriate.

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Sharpeipup
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The view from MY Saturday.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Book: The View from Saturday
Movie: Ghostbusters
Song: Buddy Holly

#manicmonday

JoScho 🖤🤓🖤 9mo
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ravenlee
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Pickpick

I had really hoped to finish this last night, but it wasn‘t to be. So, first book of 2019 instead!

A nice story about a sixth-grade academic bowl team, enjoyable and quick. It‘s not as good as From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwiler, but I liked it.

Fourth finish for #24B42019, and I‘ve met my goal for time. Everything else is bonus.

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 Well done on meeting your goal. 🥳😊👍 10mo
TheReadingMermaid 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🎉 10mo
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YouBookMe
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#ManicMonday #letterV @JoScho

? The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
✒️ Luis Fernando Veríssimo
? Veronica Mars

And I‘m drawing a blank on food, except for vegetables, which would obviously be a lie!

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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bookandbedandtea
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Weekend plans 😊📖💜

JoScho Same 😊 1y
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Books_Wine_Repeat
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Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! ...anyone have any idea what this flower is? It‘s growing in our backyard and I‘m love it. These babies are not afraid of the heat. ☀️😎

Prairiegirl_reading Maybe a hollyhock? Is it tall? 1y
Books_Wine_Repeat @Prairiegirl_reading Yes! It‘s about 3 ft tall. 1y
Prairiegirl_reading It looks like a hollyhock to me. I‘m no expert though! Lol! 1y
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Books_Wine_Repeat @Prairiegirl_reading I googled and it‘s exactly that, a hollyhock! Thanks! 💛 1y
Books_Wine_Repeat @Prairiegirl_reading They‘re Little badasses. It‘s been 100+ degrees a few days this year already and they keep blooming. 1y
Prairiegirl_reading Woot!!! Yeah I love them, gorgeous! 😄 1y
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Simplykellyk
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Pickpick

Less is more, so we all need a journey to find our cup of kindness. Highly recommend for those of you who love children‘s literature.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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mabell I never read The View from Saturday, but From the Mixed Up Files was an AWESOME book! ❤️ 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @mabell I hope you‘ll get to read it, I liked it better than From The Mixed Up Files, although that is also really good! 2y
mabell I'll keep an eye out for it! 2y
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Jeffersleighann
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The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg. Genre: RF, Award: Newbery Gold, Teaching Strategy: LC, IR. This book is amazing! It took me a few chapters to get into it but once I did I could not put it down. It‘s about 4 students who are all connected which you find out how throughout the book. This book hits some serious topics and is a GREAT read! #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann I think this would be a great literature circle book because the students would be able to bring their own background knowledge to the table to help others understand the book. This book also shines a light on divorce, bullying, remarriage, parents death, etc. This would be great book for students to come together as a community. EL 38. Assign short readings for homework. 2y
Jeffersleighann UDL 8.3: Foster collaboration and community. Sc45.weebly.com/uploads/5/1/1/0/5110912/literature_guide-_view_from_saturday.pdf 2y
KaitlynN I really like the artwork you shared! For some reason I‘m drawn to it. Like I would put a giant print of this up in my house. I think the themes you mentioned might tie strong emotions to this artwork and I think those connections are interesting. When kids can articulate where they see topics and feeling reflected in art it proves they are thinking deeply about whatever the topic is! (edited) 2y
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JenGrow
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Hello Saturday! I‘m so glad you‘re here!

#triplecrownbakery
#booksandcoffee
#coffeeandbooks

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silentrequiem
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My new car listen. The narrators are amazing!

Currently on sale for $3.95 at libro.fm: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9780743597142

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saresmoore
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I have been searching for books (that I actually want to read) set near where I live since before I started the BookRiot reading challenge this year. It was a nice surprise to find that each of these very different books of my recent reading is set predominantly in South Florida. One might even call it serendipity. 😊

#SetNearWhereYouLive
#RiotGrams

erzascarletbookgasm I love the tagged book! 💗 2y
saresmoore @erzascarletbookgasm It's so good! I really enjoyed it. 2y
LeahBergen Where are you?! I miss you. 😳 2y
saresmoore @LeahBergen I'm here! I'm here! I took a break for a visit with my family. Which was nice, but I'm glad to be home again! 2y
LeahBergen Oh, family. Pfft. 🙄 Haha!! Glad you're back. 😘 2y
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saresmoore
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"When word go out that Mrs. Olinski's homeroom had a chance of beating the eighth grade, kids from the other two sixth grades started signaling a thumbs-up sign when passing a team member in the hall. They raised their arms high overhead and lifted their thumbs like a forest of small apostrophes at the ends of their closed fists."

TheWordJar That is a great visual! 2y
saresmoore @TheWordJar I thought so! I do not miss sixth grade, but this book has given me a whole new outlook. 2y
Suet624 Awwwww.... 2y
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saresmoore
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Such a clever little book.

CherylDeFranceschi I really love all her books! 2y
KVanRead That's so lovely. 2y
saresmoore @CherylDeFranceschi She's the perfect example of what I appreciate about good children's writing. There's no condescension or loss of complexity to the story or characters, even when the words are simpler. 2y
CherylDeFranceschi I agree completely. They are all also imbued with a certain warmth without being sappy or trite. 2y
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saresmoore
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Well, the rain stopped and now it's just Jurassic Park/dystopian-level hot & humid outside. I'll be enjoying my sunny afternoon reading from the comfort of my air conditioned home.

Debiw781 That sounds like Florida weather ☹️ 2y
Hobbinol I just love air conditioners and cold books😊 2y
saresmoore @Debiw781 I will move away from South Florida! Eventually... 2y
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Debiw781 Oooo so you ARE in Florida too? I'm in central Florida and the heavy rains just hit here for the day so the mugginess will resume in a bit 2y
saresmoore @Hobbinol I confess, I leave the A/C at 80 when we go out of town to keep my books cool. 😬 They could get mildew!! 2y
saresmoore @Debiw781 Yes! West Palm Beach currently, although I'm originally from Central—Umatilla, to be specific. 😊 2y
Debiw781 @saresmoore I'm in Winter Haven and yes, my AC stays on for the same reason as yours. 2y
Zelma It's absolutely disgusting here. Storming and stopping just enough all day to have massive humidity. Yuck! 2y
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saresmoore
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I picked this up to try as a Newbery Award Winner for the Modern Mrs. Darcy challenge. I'm so glad I did!

So far, I like it better than From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, which is my dad's favorite childhood book, but one I didn't love.

Cortg My daughter had to read Mixed Up Files in 5th grade. She was not a fan. She proceeded to write the teacher an anonymous letter about how she has disliked his book selections and gave him a list of books that the class might enjoy more! 2y
saresmoore @Cortg Please give your daughter a high five from me! That is awesome! 2y
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Peaceful_Reader
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6th grade book club going back in time to read a classic author! My favorite book growing up was From the Mixed up files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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I simply adore this book. It's unlike any book meant for middle graders that I've read. I find it sophisticated. Four sixth graders were brought together to compete in the school‘s Academic Bowl quiz by their teacher. A story of harmony between the four who are peculiarly linked. A story of acceptance, friendship & the strange bonds of a small community. A light, enjoyable read, yet one where you can take away life lessons. #LitsyAtoZ #24in48

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erzascarletbookgasm
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My tentative stack for the #24in48. From my previous readathon participation, I've learnt to be not so ambitious! 😂I've included a short stories collection and a graphic novel. As I'm a mood reader, these may all change!
#readathon

Betty I loved Relish. Got Knisley's French Milk for the weekend thanks to interlibrary loan 3y
ReadingSusan Relish is awesome! And @Betty so is French Milk! 3y
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RealLifeReading
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What I've been doing instead of reading - taking a walk by the beach on this wild windy morning.

RanaElizabeth Gorgeous! 3y
Lynnsoprano Beautiful! I'd be out walking, too. 3y
scripturient So pretty. Where is this? 3y
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Dragon Wow so beautiful!!! 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Beautiful !! 3y
Kmmsellers Gorgeous! 3y
Blaire So pretty! 3y
Cinfhen Wish I could join u💖 3y
peacelettersandlove So jealous! 3y
minkyb Perfection! 3y
Zelma Very pretty view! 😍 3y
DebinHawaii Very pretty view! ❤️ 3y
Peddler410 And the book is fantastic! 3y
Karen_V I *adore* that book! 3y
RealLifeReading @Peddler410 @karen_v actually I haven't read the book!! 3y
RealLifeReading @scripturient San Diego. The Pacific Beach area 3y
scripturient @RealLifeReading Hahaha, I was actually thinking before that this looks a lot like SD. I was more aiming for La Jolla but close enough, I guess. 😃 3y
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Leelee08
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I fell in love with this book in the 5th grade, so it's definitely my Fun Friday book! This was the first book I remember loving (beside The Babysitter's Club series), and it's a beautifully poignant story that weaves together the lives of a group of students and their teacher.🐢😀📚

katedensen I read this in fifth grade too! I had forgotten about it until now. 3y
Leelee08 Aww! It's awesome!🤓 3y
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