Friend or Fiend? with the Pain and the Great One

Friend or Fiend? with the Pain and the Great One

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by Judy Blume, Kathleen McInerney
     
 

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What’s the difference between a friend and a fiend?

Jake is so embarrassed by a reading circle blunder, he vows never to speak in class again. Abigail believes she can no longer trust one of her best friends. Their teenage cousins have turned into fiends. And on the perfect snow day, who jumps on Jake and washes his face in snow? And who rescues him?

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What’s the difference between a friend and a fiend?

Jake is so embarrassed by a reading circle blunder, he vows never to speak in class again. Abigail believes she can no longer trust one of her best friends. Their teenage cousins have turned into fiends. And on the perfect snow day, who jumps on Jake and washes his face in snow? And who rescues him?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 1-3

The Pain and the Great One are back in another series of short vignettes. This time Jacob, aka the Pain, is embarrassed when he makes a mistake in front of the entire class, and Abigail, aka the Great One, deals with the betrayal of trust when her good friend Sasha steals her story. The brother and sister also contend with obnoxious cousins when they visit their curmudgeonly Uncle Phil and with mean Madison Purdy when they have a snow day. Like the previous volumes, this book concludes with a chapter from the family cat, Fluzzy. Stevenson's ink sketches are interspersed throughout the chapters and add detail to the stories. The situations are believable, and many readers will relate to the squabbles between the siblings and their school experiences. A nice addition, but not an essential purchase unless the series has a strong following.-Beth Cuddy, Seward Elementary School, Auburn, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739380598
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places, doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Her 26 books have won many awards, including the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in Key West, Florida and New York City.

Brief Biography

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

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Friend or Fiend?: With the Pain and the Great One 3.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 55 reviews.
Resham Datwani More than 1 year ago
Awesome book its amazing I love Judy Blume
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AMAZING!!!!!!! I love how there are a bunch of little stories. Also it has a great plot.
Tracey Rinck More than 1 year ago
I like how there arelots of storrys
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