Just when the Hatford brothers were expecting three boys to move into the house across the river, where their best friends, the Bensons, used to live, the Malloys arrive instead. Wally and his brothers decide to make Caroline and her sisters so miserable that they'll want to go back to Ohio, but they haven't counted on the ingenuity of the girls.
From dead fish to dead bodies, floating cakes to floating heads, the pranks and tricks continue first by the boys, then the girls until someone is taken prisoner! Will the Malloys leave West Virginia? Will the Bensons come back? Trust the four Hatford boys and the three Malloy girls to do anything to get one up on each other in this fun-filled war of the wits.
Readers will cheer for their favorites in this lively story of two feuding families written by Newbery Medal winner Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
Watch for the continuing chronicles of the Hatfords and the Malloys in The Girls Get Even.
About the Author
January 4 in Anderson, Indiana
Clinical secretary, teacher, editorial assistant
Writing, reading, singing, playing the piano, hiking, swimming, theater, and snorkeling
... foodsanything chocolate
... clothespants and shirts, or gypsy skirts
... colorsjade green and blue
... booksbooks by Southern authors and books about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary
Inspirations for writing
Absolutely everything that ever happened to me and anybody else, all mixed up with imaginings!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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I read this book to my students. They really enjoyed it and laughed out loud. I would recommend this book to all children and their teachers. Teachers, I would recommend you read this to your class I'm sure by the first chapter your students will be laughing!
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This book has been great! I had just finished reading it and I laughed SOOOO hard! I reccomend this book-definetly!
The Boys Start the War is a humorous story about two fueding familys that live next-door and across a stream. The two familys of kids play jokes on each other for a rather sad reason (not that these books are sad at ALL)and... sorry, can't tell you the rest. What would be the point of that? You'll just have to read these hillarious books to find out.
This book is awesome! I laughed so hard sometimes I cried! This book is great for all ages!
Boys, girls, always fight, nobody can stop them, even their parents. Find out the most exciting battles. You will think it is a great book whether you are a boy or a girl. Who wins? It's for you to find out, all in The Boys Start the War-the Girls Get Even.