The Wednesday Wars book. 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 1967–68 school year in Long Island, New York. Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his te In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D.
The Wednesday Wars is a 2007 young adult historical fiction novel written by Gary D. Schmidt, the author of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. The novel is set in suburban Long Island during the 1967–68 school year. The Vietnam War is an important backdrop for the novel. It was given a Newbery Honor medal in 2008, and was also nominated for the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award in 2010.
10 of 10: As good a book as you could find anywhere, The Wednesday Wars is the book I would give to every person I know. A few weeks, while we were in Utah, Bart’s dad asked me to give him a list of five really great YA/children books. This book was on that list.
Schmidt, Gary D. The Wednesday wars, by Gary D. Schmidt. p. cm. Summary: During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his. classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling. Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom, where they read the plays of William. She opened the lowest drawer of her desk. She pulled out an ancient black book to match the ancient green book, and blew away cobwebs from it. Then she brought the black book to my desk and thumped it down. It smelled of must and dust. The plays of William Shakespeare," said Mrs. Baker, "which can never be boring to the true soul.
My senior year of college, I went to the Faith and Writing Conference at Calvin College. He’s engaging, thoughtful, and funny, with two Newbery Honors to boot, including one for The Wednesday Wars. If I knew then what I knew no. ’d at least have gotten a signed book or somethin. lass Stuff: Grades: Maybe 6-8? Knowing a little Shakespeare helps, but I don’t think it’s crucial.
The Wednesday Wars - Gary D. Published in the United States by Sandpiper, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Summary: During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker’s classroom, where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.
In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Meet 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?
While Lizzie Bright was set in early-1900s rural Maine, The Wednesday Wars takes place in a Long Island suburb and is full of the atmosphere of the late 1960s ( We listened to Walter Cronkite report on the new casualty figures from Vietnam, and how the air war was being widened ).
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