Boys Start the War

Boys Start the War

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by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
     
 

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Just when the Hatford brothers were expecting three boys to move into the house across the river, where their best friends, the Bensons, used to live, the Malloys arrive instead. Wally and his brothers decide to make Caroline and her sisters so miserable that they'll want to go back to Ohio, but they haven't counted on the ingenuity of the girls.

From dead fish to

Overview

Just when the Hatford brothers were expecting three boys to move into the house across the river, where their best friends, the Bensons, used to live, the Malloys arrive instead. Wally and his brothers decide to make Caroline and her sisters so miserable that they'll want to go back to Ohio, but they haven't counted on the ingenuity of the girls.

From dead fish to dead bodies, floating cakes to floating heads, the pranks and tricks continue — first by the boys, then the girls — until someone is taken prisoner! Will the Malloys leave West Virginia? Will the Bensons come back? Trust the four Hatford boys and the three Malloy girls to do anything to get one up on each other in this fun-filled war of the wits.

Readers will cheer for their favorites in this lively story of two feuding families written by Newbery Medal winner Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

Watch for the continuing chronicles of the Hatfords and the Malloys in The Girls Get Even.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440418412
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Boy/Girl Battle Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
141,876
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.31(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award Medal winner Shiloh and the Alice book series. Naylor grew up in during the Great Depression and began writing when she was a teenager. Her first children's book, The Galloping Goat and Other Stories, was published in 1965, and she has written an average of two books a year for children since then. Shiloh was made into a family movie in 1996. In addition to sequels to Shiloh, there are now 25 books in the Alice book series, the most recent being Now I'll Tell You Everything.

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Boys Start the War 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally loved this book! Naylor captures the classic no win situation of boys against girls in a neighborhood war. The parents who are completely oblivious to their kids war add to humor. This book is great for all ages. The kids ages 8-11 but I like them and I'm 13!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
These books are pure fun and awesome. If you hate reading, then you'll reconsider that option if you read the first book. It got me hooked and even as I grew older, I still remember these books and I reread them over and over again. This are great!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone could read it its sooooooo funny!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Elementary students will love this book because of the funny things the Hartford brothers and the Mallory sisters do to each other to win the battle: from dead fish to floating heads! A humorous book that you will make you laugh till the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PHYLIS NAYLOR IS THE MOST AWESOME WRITER EVER. MY CLASS JUST FINISHED THE BOOK. REMEMBER THE POST ON MARCH 7? WELL IM BACK! WITH ALL NEW POSTS ABOUT THE BOYS START TJE WAR AND THE GIRLS GET EVEN SERIES? OR THE PHYLIS REYNOLDS NAYLOR SERIES! HOPE TO WRITE SOON.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great, I'm telling you guys. When you read this book, your going to laugh alot and you want to read it again. This is not actually a phical fight, like doing bad things to each other. And i'm reading the The Girls Get Even and is so awesome. If your read this book, your going to like it and never froget about what happen in the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about the Hatford boys who live across the river from a new family that's just moved in. All the kids in the new family are girls. This book is about the boys and the girls having a war - a tricky war. The youngest sister is named Caroline. She is fun and adventurous. She likes to pretend like I do - so I like that a lot! My favorite part of the book is when the sisters dumped Caroline in the river and pretended she was dead to freak out the boys. It worked and the boys were really freaked out. I would recommend this book to girls and boys who are between 8 and 13 years old. I think anyone who has a brother or a sister will really like this book. It made me laugh a lot, and it was fast to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a 4th grade teacher, I am always on the lookout for fun books to read aloud to my students. I ALWAYS begin each school year reading this book, along with the others in this series. Boys Start the War is a funny, fast-paced, well-written story about a feud between the boys in one family and the girls in another. The two groups continuously play hysterical pranks on each other, and even though I've read this series numerous times, I still laugh out loud at certain parts.
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It's not so fun and intoresting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book. There is a whole sieris of these books but it doesnt matter what order you read them in because every book is about the boys and the girls pranking one and other. The reason they are good books is because i love to see wgat prank the teams will think of next. (FYI i am rooting for the boys team!) They pull off some pretty good tricks. Read this hilarious book right now!
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To cool
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The girls move in acroos the littel foot brige and the boys hate the girls Love 'jasmine
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Awesome book
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