Girls Rule!

Girls Rule!

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by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
     
 

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SUMMER IS AROUND the corner, and the rivalry between the Malloys and the Hatfords is heating up! The kids have two weeks to earn money for a fundraising contest sponsored by the local hospital. Those who collect $20 or more for the new children’s wing can choose to be in the annual Strawberry Festival Parade or get all the strawberry treats they can

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SUMMER IS AROUND the corner, and the rivalry between the Malloys and the Hatfords is heating up! The kids have two weeks to earn money for a fundraising contest sponsored by the local hospital. Those who collect $20 or more for the new children’s wing can choose to be in the annual Strawberry Festival Parade or get all the strawberry treats they can eat.

There’s only one place Caroline Malloy—wants to be: smack dab in the middle of the glamourous Strawberry Queen’s float. But how will she earn the money in such a short time? Do the Hatford brothers have moneymaking secrets that they’re not telling the girls?


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Hatford brothers' and Malloy sisters' gender feud continues in Girls Rule!, the 10th title in Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's series. Here the boys and girls vie for odd jobs, trying to raise money for a hospital and to earn a place in the Strawberry Festival Parade. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The Malloy girls and Hatfield boys are at it again! The local bank is sponsoring a competition for the school. Students who collect twenty dollars or more for the new pediatric wing of the Buckman Hospital will be able to choose between two great prizes during the town's upcoming Strawberry Festival. They can either enjoy all the strawberry treats they want, or they can have a spot in the parade. Ever since she heard about the festival, attention-loving Caroline Malloy has been trying to think of a way to get on the Strawberry Queen's float. This contest seems to be just the ticket! Sisters Beth and Eddie are also interested in being part of the parade, as are three of the four Hatfield boys. Even the youngest, Peter, wants to win the contest, although not so that he can be in the parade. Instead, Peter is looking forward to eating lots and lots of strawberry treats. Now, the competition is on! At first, it's every student for him or herself, but as time rushes on, these kids had better figure out how to work together if they're going to raise the money they need in the short time available. In this tenth addition to Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's boys-versus-girls series, the Malloys and Hatfields are also struggling with uncertainty about what summer might bring. The Malloys may or may not stay in Buckman, West Virginia; if they do stay, they may have to move from their house on Island Avenue. The Hatfields may or may not welcome the return of their friends, the Bensons; if the Bensons do return, the boys may not have time for the Malloys anymore. In spite of these sometimes serious concerns, Naylor's story is consistently light-hearted, fast-paced, and realistic. 2004, Delacorte, Ages 9 to12.
—Heidi Hauser Green
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-In this 10th book about the Hatford boys and the Malloy girls, the children are looking forward to the annual Strawberry Festival in June. Fourth-grader Caroline decides to be nice instead of selfish so that she can be the Strawberry Queen or a helper on the float. At school the kids are told that those who can earn or collect $20 or more for the new children's wing of the community hospital will have their choice of all the strawberry treats they can eat or be in the parade. The kids begin projects on their own but learn that they can earn more money working together in a car-wash business. Bullies down the street are upset by the competition, but the dispute is resolved by a water-balloon fight and more business. Meanwhile, the girls don't know if the family will move back to Ohio or if their father will take a coaching job in Buckman. With its likable characters and descriptions of school and family life, the novel will satisfy series fans, and new readers will be able to join in on the fun.-Debbie Stewart Hoskins, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307528377
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/18/2008
Series:
Boy/Girl Battle
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Lexile:
860L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is the author of more than 100 books, many of which take place in West Virginia. The author lives in Bethesda, MD.


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Girls Rule! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am currently reading this book for one of my 7th grade book reports and it is an awesome book so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish i was peter haatford
Natalie Miles More than 1 year ago
I am 13 but i was 12 when i started it its a great book about a battle of living arrangements between three girls and 4 boys
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that boys are hot. And some girls are desperste. But hopefully im taken.m
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GIRLS does not make since.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book shows how girls and boys can be friends
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious for kids like me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Besh book ever
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The girls in it are so sassy. They keep saying how pretty and talented they our. I personally think they are a bunch of stuck up brats. If you want to be like that read the book. I give this book a two. I am being nice.
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Sophia Alpos More than 1 year ago
I read the whole series in one summer!!!!! I started with this one
JniKt More than 1 year ago
The war betwen the boys and the girls continue as funny as ever in this sequel. My siblings and i love to read about each new idea the rivals come up with for each other. A definite must read for all ages.
fikir mekonnen More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book it the beast . you shold readit!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was about 3 girls named Caroline, Eddie, and Beth. There are also 4 boys named Peter, Josh, Wally, and Jake. Caroline wants to be a nice person, so she can ride on a float with the strawberry queen during the strawberry festival. To get money to be in the prade or to eat strawberries Caroline and her sisters decide to do a car wash. They end up needing some help from the boys. Each of them makes the money. Caroline wants to be nice so she can be the strawberry queen in the festival. To get money to eat strawberries or ride on a float in the festival, Caroline and her sisters decide to hold a car wash. They end up needing help for the boys. Each kid makes enough money to ride on a float or eat strawberries. Caroline gets to be on the float with the Strawberry Queen. The queen faints and Caroline takes her place. Wally thinks it¿s like she has been here all her life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
CC Leaders are Readers Book Club - We liked the book for the characters, but our boys thought it was lame that the girls came up with great idea of a car wash and the boys only thought of shoe shining, selling pictures etc. But then again the title was Girls Rule, so most of our group thought that was justified. Overall we thought it was more for a younger group than ours (6th grade). We thought there would be more drama, drastic actions and some suspense.