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Boys Against Girls

Boys Against Girls

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by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
     
 

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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

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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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440411239
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Series:
Boy/Girl Battle Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
216,295
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.45(d)
Lexile:
860L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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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Boys Against Girls (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a great, wonderful book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was fantastic and im so sad theres only 12 books in the series
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An awesome book anyone who finds this book should read it!!! You can't put it down you laugh utill you cry from laughing!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is great! It is the funniest book of them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You bet. And you are 99.99% right. ;D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heyy my nook locked me out of every book thst ive ever been on:/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is alsome .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boys are surperieror to girls
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im actualy reading this book and (in the book of course!?) im acualy about halfway done with the book!;-)!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:) :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw alot of good reviews should i read this?
Alexis Roberts More than 1 year ago
I+love+tgis+book+you+must+read+it+us+a+trouble+book+++be+ware
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an Awesome book. there was a lot a suprizes, but with caroline, some weren't such a suprise, for her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sexy i love you may i hold your boobs!!!
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Ximena Lopez More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book in the world love totally worth 6.00!!!!!
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