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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not a Follower, a LEADER

THE LEMMING CONDITION book is a funny book to read. This book is also filled with excitement because this lemming named Bubber has to make lots of decisions. If this lemming makes the wrong decision it could risk his life. This lemming has to make a decision that will c...
THE LEMMING CONDITION book is a funny book to read. This book is also filled with excitement because this lemming named Bubber has to make lots of decisions. If this lemming makes the wrong decision it could risk his life. This lemming has to make a decision that will change his life forever even if he makes the right decision. The moral to this story is to be a leader not a follower. That is why I love this story and why you should buy this book from Alan Arkin, who is also a movie star. I hope you enjoy this great book.

posted by Anonymous on December 8, 1999

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mordecai's review

I like the part of the story when Bubber took his bag to go to Moorfeild Cliffs to pick clovers. Another favorite was the lemming that loved the rocks. He was a loonie. The saddest part of the book was the march to the sea and going west. The most interesting part of th...
I like the part of the story when Bubber took his bag to go to Moorfeild Cliffs to pick clovers. Another favorite was the lemming that loved the rocks. He was a loonie. The saddest part of the book was the march to the sea and going west. The most interesting part of the story was when he went to uncle floyd's house. Then when Bubber got to uncle floyd's the things that were happening at his house were also happening at uncle floyd's house. Bubber started to wonder why he was different.

posted by Anonymous on December 8, 1999

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Not a Follower, a LEADER

    THE LEMMING CONDITION book is a funny book to read. This book is also filled with excitement because this lemming named Bubber has to make lots of decisions. If this lemming makes the wrong decision it could risk his life. This lemming has to make a decision that will change his life forever even if he makes the right decision. The moral to this story is to be a leader not a follower. That is why I love this story and why you should buy this book from Alan Arkin, who is also a movie star. I hope you enjoy this great book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    mordecai's review

    I like the part of the story when Bubber took his bag to go to Moorfeild Cliffs to pick clovers. Another favorite was the lemming that loved the rocks. He was a loonie. The saddest part of the book was the march to the sea and going west. The most interesting part of the story was when he went to uncle floyd's house. Then when Bubber got to uncle floyd's the things that were happening at his house were also happening at uncle floyd's house. Bubber started to wonder why he was different.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    review for the Lemming Condition

    My thought of this book THE LEMMING CONDITION is that it is a really good book,butI didn't think this story was the best story I've ever read.At parts of this book Bubber the lemming is doing so many things that the book gets kind of confusing.Remember this is only my opinon. If you were to read this book, I suggest you take it out of the library because I think it is a one time book.I would give this book four stars. No matter how old you are you can read it . The author Alan Arkin is an actor.He was Edwards dad in Edward Scissor Hands.Alan Arkin has a son who is a star in a television series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2010

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    A Wry Look at Life - This modern fable is fun for adults and kids alike

    I have read this to my 5th and 6th grade classes. It provided many fruitful discussions on personal responsibility in life and for the importance of thinking for oneself. The main character, Bubber, makes observations that allow kids the chance for self-introspection. While it is not scientifically correct that lemmings run off cliffs to their deaths, it nevertheless serves the purpose of the story. Themes I have covered with this story: importance of independent thought, "cool" isn't always "cool" (popularity does not make right), don't take the easy way out, be ready for change, is it "okay" just because everyone else is doing it? and how can cynicism affect our attitude. -- I would recommend this book in any classroom or home if you want to encourage dialogue. Read the book and decide if there is a character with whom you identify...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Amy's thought about the book LEMMING CONDITION

    I enjoyed the book THE LEMMING CONDITION. I like it because the book is very detailed. I'm going to tell you some things about the book LEMMING CONDITION. The main character in the book is named Bubber. Other characters are Mr.Lemming,Mrs.Lemming, Mr.Claude, Arnold, Crow and this person that loves rocks. In the book Bubber has a lot of problems.One of his problems is going west and jumping off Moorfield Cliffs with all the other lemmings. Will Bubber fix all his problems? Read the book and you will find out! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Making a Big Decision

    It's about a lemming making a big decision. His name is Bubber. This lemming doesn't know what to do. The book is really worth reading. The author is an actor whose name is Alan Arkin. Once he came to our school.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Great! A must read book!

    The LEMMING CONDITION is a very good book. In the book there is a boy named Bubber. In the book he tries to decide whether to listen to all the people who give him an opinion. It even effects his relationship with his best friend, Crow. This is an anthropomorphic book which means that the animal Bubber is like a real boy. If you like pressure, you'll like this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Sebastian's Lemming Condition Review

    I think THE LEMMING CONDITION was great. It's about a young lemming named Bubber, who is turned into a misfit when he disagrees to join in the 'March Of The Lemmings' to gather food. Along the way he meets an older lemming who seems to be crazy but teaches Bubber a lesson. I really reccomend this book because you always find out more things about the characters. There are loads of characters and problems. This book also has a moral for the reader, this is a great book of life and it's ups and downs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    My review on The Lemming Condition.

    I think that The Lemming Condition is a great book because it has a lot to do with doing what you want to. This book is also very dramatic at the end, but you will have to read the book to figure out why. It also has a good amount of facts about lemmings which the author, Alan Arkin, had to research. The story is about a young lemming Bubber who has to choose whether to do what everybody else does, or do what he wants. This book uses anthropomorphism, Which is giving animals human charicteristics. If you read it you would recomend it too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    When Lemmings Head West

    I think the book the LEMMING CONDITION is a wonderful book.It starts out in the begining with a lemming (rodent)called Bubber who is always questioning.Although Bubber learns that he doesn't always have to do stuff that just everybody is doing .When Bubber remembers about the great march to sea, his friend Crow asked him whether the Lemmings could swim,or not. Bubber finds out for himself.I think this book will encourage lots of kids to believe in themselves.I recommend this book to teachers,grown-ups and children because it teaches that just because everyone is doing the same thing it doesn't mean you have to do the same exact thing.I'd say that this is probably the only book that I have read in school that teaches kids to be confident,believing,and, questioning.It shows a lot of friendship.I think this book would be outstanding to young readers,enjoy!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Okay,but not great

    This is a powerful story of a lemming named Bubber. He is a young lemming who is asking questions about why eveybody is moving west. I thouught the book had an outstanding ending. Allen Arkin had to have put lots of time and effort into this book. He is proving that in this world somewere this could really happen in the real world. I also liked some of his movies that he made. I didn't think that Allen Arkin had to make a sequal to this story. I recomend this book to young readers. I also thought that this book could be a movie. So keep up the good work Allen Arkin. Make another good book like this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Heading West Going East

    In ' THE LEMMING CONDITION' a lemming named Bubber goes through many problems. One morning Bubber asked his sister Sara what was happening today. Sara told him what would happpen, then he remembered it. Finally the time came and when this major obstacle that he has to face may just risk his life. He went through similiar problems before the time came. He likes to ask questions so he was ready for the moment to come. Some of his problems were friendship with a crow that he has known for a while. He also has problems with his Uncle Claude and cousins Marco and Fred. It is a 58 page book but has plenty of reading that people of ALL ages can read. Do not think of it as a baby book because it's really not. The author of this book is Alan Arkin. If you like 'Charlotte's Web' or any animal books you WILL love this book. Enjoy!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    THE LEMMING REVIEW

    I think that this book was sad/exiting.The reason why I think that is because it is amazing that a movie star wrote this book. A nother reason why I liked this book is because Crow tried to help Bubber in the best way he could. One of my favorite characters is the old and loony lemming. The sad part is when the old loonie lemming gets pushed off the Moorefield cliffs by the hypnotized lemmings. Bubber turns out doing the right thing at the end. My advise, read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Heading West

    This is a powerful book. It gives a good discription about lemmings. In this story a young lemming named Bubber searches to find out if lemmings can swim. He asks everyone he knew. His search is endless I recommend this book to kids and adults of all ages.The author is Alan Arkin. Allen Arkin is a movie star. This thrilling book kept me on the edge of my seat.It is outstanding literature.Alan Arkin definitely spent a lot of time writing this book. THE LEMMING CONDITION will not need a sequal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Bubber and the Other Lemmings

    I rated this book three stars because I thought it was an okay book. It was exciting at some points and at some points a little dull. Some parts were funny. The book was a happy and sad book. It was a good ending because it leaves you thinking. The book was about a lemming named Bubber that has to make a life risking decision.Bubber has to make a lot of choices at one time.One involves his friend Crow. They get in a fight about minding your own business.Then they were sort of friends again and Crow took Bubber to try out his big experiment. The author is Alan Arkin,and he is a movie star. His son Adam Arkin is a comedian.Alin Arkin used to live in Chappaqua N.Y. Now he lives in Hollywood. Alin Arkin used to visit our school.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    THE LEMMING CONDITION

    I liked this book THE LEMMING CONDITION because it feed me some information on lemmings. It also was a fantastic novel. The main charecter in this novel is a lemming nammed Bubber. He is the youngest one in his family. He has an older sister named Sarah,a mother,a father and an Uncle named Claude. He also has a friend named Crow. When Crow forces Bubber to think Bubber becomes angry. Then Bubber has to make a wise decision that could change his life forever. What will he decide? In order to find out I highly recommend you read this novel by Allen Arkin who is a movie star and also has written some children books. So whatever you do in the future READ THIS BOOK!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Heading West

    I like the story because it gives a good description about lemmings. It gives you what they eat and what they do for a living. I recommend this book to adults because a lot of the kids in my class did not understand the ending of this book. If I was in charge of the Newbery award, I would give it to this book. This book is about a lemming who faces a lot of decisions. He could risk his life for one very bad reason. He could lose his family and friends. He has a best friend named Crow who helps Bubber {the lemming} face one important fear but Bubber is still scared. Bubber does not want to do an event that all the other lemmings are going to do. He makes the right and perfect decision. Alen Arken is a famous actor now. He is an actor but still a writer. Alen has written a lot of Lemming stories in his life. He is very famous for his books and in his acting career.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    How Good Is This Book

    I liked this book because it has animals that act like humans. THE LEMMING CONDITION is about a lemming who does not know if he can swim. When the time comes for his people to jump of Moorfeild cliffs, he doesn't know what to do. Should he jump to his death and be respected or be saved? This book is sad, yet funny. It has loonies,x heroes, and birds. Anyone who likes 'what should you do ' books will like this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    The Long March West

    I liked this book, but not that much. It was pretty hard to understand. I did like the way the animals acted like humans. The problem was, should Bubber (the main character) jump off Moorfield cliffs to his death? Find out when you read this twisted book called 'THE LEMMING CONDITION'!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Bubber goes to the east

    I like this book a little bit. When Bubber talks to his freinds Crow,Arnold,and his new friend the looney lemming. But it is sad when they all are mesmorized into falling off the cliff to their deaths. Or when Bubber flies on Crow to go to the lake to feel the water to see the temperature of the water. lemmings hate to swim.

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