Boys Against Girls

Boys Against Girls

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by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
     
 

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Abaguchie mania! Caroline Malloy shivers happily when her on-again, off-again enemy Wally Hatford tells her that a strange animal known as the abaguchie has been spotted in their neighborhood. According to Wally, an abaguchie skeleton was found years ago in the cellar of Oldaker's bookstore.

Wally swears Caroline to secrecy and warns her not to go down and

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Abaguchie mania! Caroline Malloy shivers happily when her on-again, off-again enemy Wally Hatford tells her that a strange animal known as the abaguchie has been spotted in their neighborhood. According to Wally, an abaguchie skeleton was found years ago in the cellar of Oldaker's bookstore.

Wally swears Caroline to secrecy and warns her not to go down and search for herself. But Caroline will do anything to solve the mystery of the bones. Wally, who's sure that boys are smarter than girls, tries to foil her plan. Caroline knows girls are smarter than boys and means to prove it with the help of her sisters.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606091015
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Series:
Boy/Girl Battle Series
Pages:
147
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. 27 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
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This is the best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw alot of good reviews should i read this?
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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
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