Boys Against Girls [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Hatford-Malloy feud continues in this fast-paced sequel to The Boys Start the War and The Girls Get Even (both Delacorte, 1993). Their egos still smarting from the humiliation they suffered on Halloween at the hands of their female neighbors, the Hatford boys try to frighten them with tales of the abaguchie, a creature of local legend. A funny series of plans for revenge and retaliation from both sides follows. Ultimately, the children call a truce when they are united by a common cause-sharing a joke at ...
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Boys Against Girls

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Overview

The Hatford-Malloy feud continues in this fast-paced sequel to The Boys Start the War and The Girls Get Even (both Delacorte, 1993). Their egos still smarting from the humiliation they suffered on Halloween at the hands of their female neighbors, the Hatford boys try to frighten them with tales of the abaguchie, a creature of local legend. A funny series of plans for revenge and retaliation from both sides follows. Ultimately, the children call a truce when they are united by a common cause-sharing a joke at their parents' expense. Although this title sums up the background of the story clearly, it relies on the earlier books for characterization. The girls come across as stereotypes-an athlete, a bookworm, and an aspiring actress-and the boys are virtually indistinguishable from one another. Nevertheless, fans of the previous books will enjoy this installment.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Hartford brothers cannot imagine spending Thanksgiving dinner with the Malloy sisters as the practical jokes and rivalries between the two families continue.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-The Hatford-Malloy feud continues in this fast-paced sequel to The Boys Start the War and The Girls Get Even (both Delacorte, 1993). Their egos still smarting from the humiliation they suffered on Halloween at the hands of their female neighbors, the Hatford boys try to frighten them with tales of the abaguchie, a creature of local legend. A funny series of plans for revenge and retaliation from both sides follows. Ultimately, the children call a truce when they are united by a common cause-sharing a joke at their parents' expense. Although this title sums up the background of the story clearly, it relies on the earlier books for characterization. The girls come across as stereotypes-an athlete, a bookworm, and an aspiring actress-and the boys are virtually indistinguishable from one another. Nevertheless, fans of the previous books will enjoy this installment.-Rebecca O'Connell, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Hazel Rochman
This sequel to Naylor's light comedies, "The Boys Start the War" (1993) and "The Girls Get Even" (1993), continues the pattern of slapstick and practical jokes in a secure small-town setting. The Malloy sisters and the Hatford brothers trick and humiliate each other and get even. This time, each group scares the other with tall tales about the abaguchie, a creature that prowls at night and leaves footprints and bits of fur. Wally even fools Caroline into searching for the monster's bones in a cellar in the local bookstore. In one hilarious scene, the boys bait a huge trap for the abaguchie--and they catch Caroline. But what about those yellow eyes that shine in the woods at night? What is making those growling, snuffling noises? Could there really be a monster? Naylor mixes in some real suspense with the farce and the folklore. There's even a glimpse of a truce: maybe the girls and boys could join together against a common adversary--parents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307514813
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/24/2008
  • Series: Boy/Girl Battle Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 389,584
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor knew at a very early age that she wanted to be a writer. She began her career writing short stories for magazines and has since authored more than ninety books for children. Though Mrs. Naylor grew up in Ohio, she sets many of her books in West Virginia. The boys-girls battle series is set in Buckman, West Virginia, a town modeled after Buckhannon, West Virginia, where her husband spent most of his growing-up years. Mrs. Naylor has enjoyed accolades from young readers all across the country, and she has won numerous awards. She was honored with the Newbery Medal for her novel Shiloh.

Born
January 4 in Anderson, Indiana

Previous Jobs
Clinical secretary, teacher, editorial assistant

Hobbies
Writing, reading, singing, playing the piano, hiking, swimming, theater, and snorkeling

Favorites
... foodsanything chocolate
... clothespants and shirts, or gypsy skirts
... colorsjade green and blue
... booksbooks by Southern authors and books about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary
situations

Inspirations for writing
Absolutely everything that ever happened to me and anybody else, all mixed up with imaginings!


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2011

    Great book

    It is a great, wonderful book

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2011

    Awesome!

    Two families go at it head to head to see who is the best! In this book, three girls- Caroline, Beth and Eddie verses four boys- Jake Josh, Wally, and Peter try to prove that boys rule, girls drool. At the same time, the girls are trying to prove the opposite! The girls try to spy on the boys while camping, but they sadly failed. I recommend this book to children 7-8 and up because it is full of laughter and suspence! Who will win the back to back war? Read this irrisistable book and its series to find out!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Awesome book one of my favs

    I thought this book was fantastic and im so sad theres only 12 books in the series

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    Should I?

    I saw alot of good reviews should i read this?

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2008

    Very Good Book!

    This book is awesome! My teacher read almost all the series to us this year, and it was really entertaining. We wanted her to keep reading to us all day.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2007

    EXCITING!!

    This book is about the Abaguchie. The boys are trying to make the girls think there is a such thing as an Abaguchie. But one day there was a noise and the boys think there might be an Abaguchie around again.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2007

    Great Book!

    An awesome book anyone who finds this book should read it!!! You can't put it down you laugh utill you cry from laughing!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    Love+it

    I+love+tgis+book+you+must+read+it+us+a+trouble+book+++be+ware

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2005

    This is an Awesome book

    This is an Awesome book. there was a lot a suprizes, but with caroline, some weren't such a suprise, for her

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2002

    This book is great!

    Iit keeps you dying to know what happens next, and then laughing until you cry when it does. The plans for revenge are hysterical. If you are looking for a laugh, you should read this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2001

    I loved this book!

    I think this book is great! It is the funniest book of them all!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    BOYS AND GIRLS

    Girls are better than girls

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    To: Ugg Boyz

    You bet. And you are 99.99% right. ;D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Tori to Lucas

    Heyy my nook locked me out of every book thst ive ever been on:/

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Loveit

    It is alsome .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Boys rule

    Boys are surperieror to girls

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    I HAVE AND AM READING THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!AWSOME!!!!!!

    Im actualy reading this book and (in the book of course!?) im acualy about halfway done with the book!;-)!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    This book is awesome!!!!!!!

    :) :D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Cool

    This is the best book ever

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    Best book

    This book is the best book in the world love totally worth 6.00!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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