Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World

Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World

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by Mildred Walter, Catherine Stock
     
 

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"Justin gets in here just before you every day, Mama. And he does nothing around here." - Evelyn

"You can make your own egg, Justin." - Hadiya

"Justin, why didn't you clean your room?" - Mama

Justin's sisters and his mama are always fussing at him. No wonder he's glad to go visit Grandpa's ranch. While he's there he will ride his

Overview

"Justin gets in here just before you every day, Mama. And he does nothing around here." - Evelyn

"You can make your own egg, Justin." - Hadiya

"Justin, why didn't you clean your room?" - Mama

Justin's sisters and his mama are always fussing at him. No wonder he's glad to go visit Grandpa's ranch. While he's there he will ride his favorite horse, Black Lightning, see the cowboys at the rodeo, and forget all about "women's work."

Mildred Pitts Walter writes with the sure touch of experience. She tells about a very special grandfather and about a boy's struggle to make it in a "man's world" — even though he is surrounded by women.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In PW 's words, ``Refreshing, likable characters, an exciting rodeo and a history of the black cowboys combine to create a very special story.'' Ages 8-11. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679803461
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprinted Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.53(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile:
620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Mildred Pitts Walter is widely admired for her positive, realistic portraits of African-American family life. A former kindergarten teacher, she truly enjoys the company of children and relishes hearing what they have on their minds.Mrs. Walter has been honored with many awards during her long writing career, including the 1987 Coretta Scott King Award for justin and the best biscuits in the world and the 1993 Christopher Award for Nonfiction for mississippi challenge (Bradbury). Mildred Pitts Walter lives in Denver. In 1996 she was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame.

Catherine Stock lives in New York City and France.

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Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
He started reading this even though it was a little above his reading level. He couldn't put it down. He also asked for more books by that author. That's about the best review a book can get!
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LIV2read More than 1 year ago
I wavered between 4 and 5 stars because because I was looking at this from my adult perspective. I thought it was very well written, had enough historical detail and research to be of educational value, and the story was pretty good  and had an underlying positive message. A 4. Nine year old boy with a big sister reads it and it becomes a laugh out loud, can't put it down, "I know just how he feels!" 5 star book. He loved the ending. I really recommend this book for little brothers and big sisters. Would be great for a family book club because it deals with  situations in many households.
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GOOD BOOK
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AZELPTEACHER More than 1 year ago
My students enjoyed this book because they have already read part of it in their regular literature books. They enjoyed the "story in a story" about Justin's ancestors. They also understood the concept of sharing work and duties and not dividing these things up between the sexes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has exciting parts. If you like cowboys and rodeos this is a great book for you. It also teaches you about the history of this boy's family. I would recommend this book to my friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Justin Bebier sucks