Publish date: May 1st 1995
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Pages no: 47
Edition language: English
I've been giving into nostalgia the last few months and picking up copies of Blume's adolescent books for myself, but stopped short of the children's books. Until one day my sister in law was looking for kids books with a chemistry bent and Freckle Juice popped into my head. It's not chemistry, ex...
Freckle Juice has a reading level of 3.6. It is a high-quality read about a boy who desperately wants freckles, and how he ends up making a deal for a "freckle juice" recipe from his annoying classmate Sharon. It is a good little read for a guided reading center. It could simply be used for fluenc...
This book made me uncomfortable as a child and it still does. So a poor gullible child obsessively wants something that is both unattainable and worthless (freckles); an unscrupulous classmate notices this and takes advantage of it; when the promise proves fraudulent, the gullible child tries to sal...