Joshua T. Bates Takes Charge

Joshua T. Bates Takes Charge

by Susan Shreve, Dan Andreasen
     
 

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Tommy Wilhelm and his gang of bullies have never let fifth-grader Joshua forget that he was held back in the third grade. Now Tommy has started picking on a dorky new kid and Joshua must choose between sticking up for the nerd and saving his own neck.

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Tommy Wilhelm and his gang of bullies have never let fifth-grader Joshua forget that he was held back in the third grade. Now Tommy has started picking on a dorky new kid and Joshua must choose between sticking up for the nerd and saving his own neck.

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"With a well-drawn school backdrop and a believable main character, this is a perceptive story that makes it plain what it's like to be an outcast and also what it takes to be a hero.  Welcome back, Joshua."—Booklist
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The humorous trials and tribulations of this put-upon protagonist include having to repeat the third grade, and being chosen best friend by the class dork. Ages 7-11. (June)
Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
Joshua T. Bates takes charge of his own life. This utterly wonderful, fully realistic novel by Susan Shreve is set in Washington, DC, where Joshua previously flunked third grade (The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates.) Now in fifth grade, promoted back to his class, he's still got to deal with the class bully's treatment of an underdog-not him this time, but the "new kid" in the class. Young readers will love this story. Any parent who has ever dealt with a bully will, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679870395
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
Yearling Bks.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.55(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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