Doble Fudge (Double Fudge) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Esta vez, Fudge está obsesionado con el dinero. Ha decidido decidido disfrazarse de avaro en Halloween, y ha diseñado y creado cientos de billetes de "plata Fudge", ¡con los que piensa comprar el mundo entero! Peter -su hermano mayor- está convencido de que no hay nada que iguale esta pesadilla... Pero luego se da cuenta de que se le ha venido encima algo peor: la visita inesperada de unos insoportables primos lejanos que traen consigo el pequeño Mini, ¡una réplica ...
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Overview

 
Esta vez, Fudge está obsesionado con el dinero. Ha decidido decidido disfrazarse de avaro en Halloween, y ha diseñado y creado cientos de billetes de "plata Fudge", ¡con los que piensa comprar el mundo entero! Peter -su hermano mayor- está convencido de que no hay nada que iguale esta pesadilla... Pero luego se da cuenta de que se le ha venido encima algo peor: la visita inesperada de unos insoportables primos lejanos que traen consigo el pequeño Mini, ¡una réplica en miniatura del travieso y ocurrente Fudge!
 
Otro éxito de la popular serie de los Hatcher, creada por Judy Blume.  Incluido en las listas de bestsellers de New York Times, Publisher's Weekly y Book Sense.

His younger brother's obsession with money and the discovery of long-lost cousins Flora and Fauna provide many embarrassing moments for twelve-year-old Peter.

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Hang on to your money clips, and get ready to laugh -- Judy Blume's rascally Fudge Hatcher has returned in this comical new book, and this time, he has dollar signs in his eyes. When five-year-old Fudge discovers money and thinks his family doesn't have enough, he decides to create his own Fudge Bucks. Unfortunately he's gone a bit overboard, and his family decides to visit Washington, D.C., to "let him see the green stuff hot off the press." While there, Fudge and company run into their distant cousins from Honolulu, who wind up coming to New York City and camping out with the Hatchers for a while. What a group! Cousin Howie calls Dad Tubby; Flora and Fauna, the twin Natural Beauties, end each other's sentences and break out into song; and another little Farley Drexel -- nicknamed Mini after a slight disagreement over the use of the name Fudge -- has Fudge going totally berserk. Double Fudge is a zany romp that will satisfy your craving for the kid who's always cooking up silly ideas. The shenanigans are in full force, and with Mini around, it's fun to see Fudge getting frustrated with a younger mischief maker. A fast read that'll even help kids learn a bit about money and life in the Big Apple, this nutty installment is another Blume winner. Doubly entertaining. Matt Warner
Publishers Weekly
Fans of Superfudge and Fudge-a-Mania will welcome the return of seventh-grader Peter Hatcher and his five-year-old brother, Fudge, who in this comical caper meet distant cousins from Hawaii. The two families unexpectedly encounter one another in Washington, D.C., where the New York City Hatchers have gone so that Fudge, who has developed an obsession with money, can visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The Howie Hatcher clan proves an eccentric lot. Twins Fauna and Flora, unironicially nicknamed the Natural Beauties, would be in Peter's grade if they weren't home-schooled; apt to break into corny songs at any moment, they perform together as the Heavenly Hatchers. Their younger brother, who shares Fudge's real name (Farley Drexel), acts like a dog, growling and licking people. And their father won't stop calling Peter's dad "Tubby." Narrator Peter grits his teeth when the Honolulu Hatchers invite themselves to Manhattan to stay in his family's cramped apartment, where nestled in their sleeping bags on the living room floor they "slept flat on their backs, like a row of hot dogs in their rolls. All that was missing was the mustard and the relish." The boy is further appalled when the twins show up at his school and convene an assembly so that they can sing. Peter's wry reactions to the sometimes outsize goings-on, Fudge's inimitable antics and the characters' rousing repartee contribute to the sprightly clip of this cheerful read. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Judy Blume's book (Dutton, 2002) is a fun story with interesting characters, but lacks the plot focus of the earlier titles in the series. As in the previous stories, Peter Hatcher, now a seventh grader, tells about an episode in his life in which his mischievous brother Fudge-a nickname for Farley Drexel, who is now five-drives him crazy. The story begins with the discovery of Fudge's new fascination with money, and is headed in a comical direction when the Hatchers go to Washington, DC to visit the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. However, the plot is hampered when they run into Peter's father's long-lost cousin, Howie Hatcher, and his family. The Hatchers invite themselves to stay with Peter's family in New York City. Although Howie and his family are all hilarious characters, their introduction is a diversion from the original plot. The characterizations are enhanced by author Judy Blume's superb reading, which brings them to life with just the right intonation. Preteens, especially those with younger siblings, will relate to the ups and downs of Peter's compounded life, and Fudge fans will continue to find his antics amusing, though not fully developed here.- Cynthia Grabke, Thayer Public Library, Braintree, MA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Fudge Hatcher and his friends are back in the fifth installment of Blume's popular series. Five-year-old Fudge's newest obsession is money; he wants it so badly he even resorts to printing some of his own. On his first day of school, he finds a new friend, Richie Potter, who is endlessly interesting to Fudge: he's wealthy and not embarrassed to talk about money the way Fudge's family is. In order to take away some of the mystique about money, Fudge's parents plan a family trip to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. This does little to stem his interest, but it does allow Fudge's father to run into a long-lost relative, Howie. This convenient coincidence pushes the narrative away from the story of Fudge and money to a rather unbelievable storyline. Howie's family is made up of his pregnant wife Eudora, 12-year-old twins Flora and Fauna (also known as "the natural beauties"), and four-year-old Farley Drexel Hatcher, which is also Fudge's real name. Howie insists on calling Fudge's father Tubby, a not-so-subtle reference to Mr. Hatcher's rotund childhood shape. The meandering plot turns into National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation when the homeschooling Hawaiian Hatchers invite themselves to stay in the already-crowded apartment shared by Peter, Fudge, baby Tootsie, and their parents. The apartment is strained to the breaking point as the pushy visitors overstay their welcome, invite themselves to Peter's school, and try everyone's patience. Too much is going on here, both in the Hatcher household and in Blume's story. Many of the plot strands are left hanging or are too neatly tied up. There's the bird who mysteriously loses his power to speak, and the artist whose paintings are made up ofbaby's footprints in paint. Add to that the Hawaiian cousins who sing showtunes. A few laughs can not redeem this busy, surprisingly unfunny book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781417632497
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Fudge Series , #5
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Spanish-Language Edition
  • Pages: 222
  • Sales rank: 1,012,968
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy  Blume

Judy Blume is the enduringly popular author of more than twenty books for young readers. Over 75 million copies of her books have been sold, and the Fudge books are timeless classics. Among Ms. Blume's many awards are the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 2004 National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives with her husband, George Cooper, in Key West, Florida.

Biography

Before Judy Blume, there may have been a handful of books that spoke to issues teens could identify with; but very few were getting down to nitty-gritty stuff like menstruation, masturbation, parents divorcing, being half-Jewish, or deciding to have sex. Now, these were some issues that adolescents could dig into, and Blume’s ability to address them realistically and responsibly has made her one of the most popular – and most banned – authors for young adults.

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, published in 1970, was Blume’s third book and the one that established her fan base. Drawing on some of the same things she faced as a sixth grader growing up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Blume created a sympathetic, first-person portrait of a girl whose family moves to the suburbs as she struggles with puberty and religion. In subsequent classics such as Then Again, Maybe I Won’t, Deenie, Blubber, and Tiger Eyes, Blume wrote about the pain of being different, falling in love, and figuring out one's identity. Usually written in a confessional/diary style, Blume’s books feel like letters from friends who just happen to be going through a very interesting version of the same tortures suffered by their audience.

Blume has also accumulated a great following among the 12-and-under set with her Fudge series, centering on the lives of preteen Peter Hatcher and his hilariously troublesome younger brother, Farley (a.k.a. Fudge). Blume’s books in this category are particularly adept at portraying the travails of siblings, making both sides sympathetic. Her 2002 entry, Double Fudge, takes a somewhat surreal turn, providing the Hatchers with a doppelganger of Fudge when they meet some distant relatives on a trip.

Blume has also had success writing for adults, again applying her ability to turn some of her own sensations into compelling stories. Wifey in 1978 was the raunchy chronicle of a bored suburban housewife’s infidelities, both real and imagined. She followed this up five years later with Smart Women, a novel about friendship between two divorced women living in Colorado; and 1998’s Summer Sisters, also about two female friends.

Blume has said she continually struggles with her writing, often sure that each book will be the last, that she’ll never get another idea. She keeps proving herself wrong with more than 20 books to her credit; hopefully she will continue to do so.

Good To Know

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was inspired by an article given to Blume by her babysitter about a toddler who swallowed a small pet turtle. She wrote a picture book introducing Fudge (based on her own then-toddler son), the turtle, and older brother Peter; but it was rejected. A few years later, E. P. Dutton editor Ann Durell suggested that Blume turn the story into a longer book about the Hatcher family. Blume did, and the Fudge legacy was born.

Blume is not an author without conflict about her station in life. She says on her web site that, as part of her "fantasy about having a regular job," she has a morning routine that involves getting fully dressed and starting at 9 a.m. She has also getting out of writing altogether."After I had written more than ten books I thought seriously about quitting," she writes. "I felt I couldn't take the loneliness anymore. I thought I would rather be anything but a writer. But I've finally come to appreciate the freedom of writing. I accept the fact that it's hard and solitary work."

Blume's book about divorce, It's Not the End of the World, proved ultimately to be closer to her own experience than she originally imagined. Her own marriage was in trouble at the time, but she couldn't quite face it. "In the hope that it would get better I dedicated this book to my husband," she writes in an essay. "But a few years later, we, too, divorced. It was hard on all of us, more painful than I could have imagined, but somehow we muddled through and it wasn't the end of any of our worlds, though on some days it might have felt like it."

Her most autobiographical book is Starring Sally J. Friedman as Herself, says Blume. "Sally is the kind of kid I was at ten," Blume says on her web site.

Blume keeps setting Fudge aside, readers keep bringing him back. The sequel Superfudge was written after tons of fans wrote in asking for more of Farley Hatcher; again more begging led to Fudge-a-Mania ten years later. Blume planned never to write about Fudge again, but grandson Elliott was a persistent pesterer (just like Fudge), and got his way with 2002's Double Fudge.

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    1. Hometown:
      New York's Upper East Side, Key West, and Martha's Vineyard
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 12, 1938
    2. Place of Birth:
      Elizabeth, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.S. in education, New York University, 1961
    2. Website:

Interviews & Essays

Judy Blume Discusses Double Fudge

Q. So what's this book about, Judy?

A. In this one Fudge is obsessed by money. He has plans to buy Toys R Us as well as the entire city of New York. His family is so embarrassed, especially his older brother, Peter, who's starting 7th grade. Besides that, the Hatchers meet their long lost relatives, including twin cousins and their weird little brother. When Fudge discovers he's not the only Farley Drexel Hatcher in the world -- well, watch out!

Q. Let's go back to the beginning for a minute. Where did Fudge come from, anyway?

A. When I began to write, our babysitter brought me an article from the newspaper about a toddler who swallowed a tiny pet turtle. This was in the late sixties, when you could still buy turtles for pets. I was intrigued by the possibilities and scribbled out a story for a picture book the next day. I called it "Peter, Fudge and Dribble." I submitted my manuscript to several publishers but they all rejected it. Two editors wrote personal notes saying they found the story very funny but one was concerned that it could lead to small children swallowing turtles, and the other found it too unbelievable to publish.

Q. What did you do (aside from going into your closet for a good cry)?

A. A few years later, my first agent submitted the story to Ann Durell, editor of children's books at E.P. Dutton. Ann invited me to lunch. I was so nervous I could hardly eat but she was so warm and friendly I finally relaxed. Ann liked my story but she suggested, instead of a picture book, I consider writing a chapter book about the Hatcher family, using "Peter, Fudge and Dribble" as one of the chapters.

Q. How did you feel about that?

A. I loved her idea and went home fired up and ready to write. That summer I wrote the book, loosely basing the character of Fudge on my son, Larry, when he was a toddler. I set the book in New York City, in the building where my best friend, Mary, lived with her family. I changed the address but the elevator I describe in the book with its mirrored wall and upholstered bench is exactly as it was, and still is, in Mary's building.

I proudly sent the finished manuscript to my agent but after reading it she said, "I don't think this is anything like what Ann had in mind." I was stunned and asked her to show it to Ann anyway. She did and Ann offered to publish it just as it was (I think it was the only book I ever wrote that I didn't revise over and over). I was ecstatic.

Q. Did you plan to write a series of Fudge books?

A. No, absolutely not! When I finished writing Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing in 1972, I sat right down and decided that Sheila Tubman, Peter Hatcher's nemesis, deserved her own book. So I wrote Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great but I never expected to write about any of the characters again.

Q. What changed your mind?

A. My readers. Over the years I received thousands of letters from children begging for another Fudge book. Eventually I decided that if I got the right idea I'd give it a try. Then one day when I was in the shower an idea popped into my head. (The shower is a good place for ideas!) It seemed like such a simple idea I couldn't believe it had taken eight years to come to me. I would give the Hatchers a new baby and move them out of the city for a school year. I sat down and began to write the book that became Superfudge. And that was it!

Q. But that wasn't it?

A. This is getting embarrassing. No -- that wasn't it. My readers still wouldn't let Fudge go. So I thought, Okay -- if I get an idea I'll do one more book. This idea came to me about ten years later, during a summer vacation in Maine. I knew it the moment we pulled up to the old house we'd rented. This time I'd reunite all of the characters from the previous Fudge books and send them to Maine for a summer vacation. Then I'd never have to write about them again. That book became Fudge-a-Mania.

Q. Since you never expected to write another Fudge book...

A. I know, I know. But then I had a grandson and guess which character of mine became his favorite? You got it! When Elliot was younger (he's almost 11 now) we used to play "The Fudge Game," a game he invented where I had to play the part of Fudge and he got to be Peter, the older brother. This game drove everyone in the family crazy except Elliot. He kept asking for another book about Fudge. I told him, When and if I ever get another idea.... I feel really lucky that just when I least expected it, an idea came to me.

Q. So this time he's the inspiration?

A. Yes. When he was small he believed that all you had to do to get money, was put a card into a machine and money would come pouring out. At the time, he also loved to look in catalogs and make X's beside all of the things he wanted for future birthdays and holidays. Of course, Double Fudge is dedicated to him.

Q. How long does it usually take to write a Fudge book?

A. The thing about funny books is, they have to spill out spontaneously, or they don't work (at least that's how it is with me). Unlike a novel, which can take me three years and up to 20 drafts, Fudge books either come or they don't. Maybe that's also why I write so few of them. But, you know, it could be that I need to be away from the characters for a long time before I get the itch to revisit them. I'm a person who thrives on changes. I could never write about the same characters over and over. But with ten years in between...

Q. So, should we expect another Fudge book any time soon or will we have to wait another 10 years?

A. Please! At the end of writing every book I think, I'm never doing this again! But when it's published and I sniff the pages (something I did as a pre-schooler at the public library) I'm awfully glad I did! And if the bug bites...

Q. Why do you think the Fudge books are so enduring?

A. That's a tough one for me to answer. Maybe it's that some things, like family life, never change. Also, the humor seems to be enduring. Both parents and children seem to relate to the stories. Parents enjoy reading them to their kids just as much as kids enjoy listening. Am I lucky, or what?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2011

    highly recommended-a must read book

    Double fudge is about a 5 year old kid named fudge who is obessed with money.The reason he is obessed with is because one day he asked his brother "how much money is it to buy new york. His brothr tells him " well the dutch payed twenty-four dollar for it in the 1600" and thats were it begin.Now he goes around asking people how much money do they have.As his money obession goes on his mother decides to take a trip to Washington D.C. to a factory were they make money hoping that it cures his money obession,but the plan that mom had didnt work it only made him more crazy for money.On the trip he meets his long lost cousin,the howie hatchers.More to the end of the story Fudge loses his tooth and his cousin mini fudge swallowed it. Fudge didn't know so he slipped the tooth under his pillow wait for the tooth fair.

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