The View from Saturday
Meet the Souls •Noah, who quite by accident was best man at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather •Nadia, a hybrid with a halo of red hair, a dog that's a genius, and a fondness for baby turtles •Ethan, the silent second son of one of Epiphany's oldest families, who... show more
Meet the Souls •Noah, who quite by accident was best man at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather •Nadia, a hybrid with a halo of red hair, a dog that's a genius, and a fondness for baby turtles •Ethan, the silent second son of one of Epiphany's oldest families, who discovers he likes halos •Julian, the strangest person on the school bus, who starts everything by inviting the others to a tea party How did Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching ten years after being paralyzed in an automobile accident, choose these four to be her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? And how did this unlikely foursome become even unlikelier champions, in far more than just the state middle school competition? The View From Saturday is a rich and rewarding journey that answers these questions and raises many more.
Publish date: May 1st 2003
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Chapter Books
I read The View from Saturday when I was in elementary school. I don't remember much about the content of the book itself, I only remember it being a great read. I remember being so interested in the book I hated when we had to stop reading it. We read the book as a whole group where every student h...
At first this book seemed to be a children's version of Slumdog Millionaire: Four kids take part in a quiz and everybody else although they are among the youngest competitors. As in Slumdog Millionaire nobody understands how they know all the answers. So little stories are told showing how they had ...
I read this in 6th grade, and I really did not like it all that much. Sure, it's an interesting read, but I feel it would have been better and LESS CONFUSING if the author wrote from only ONE CHARACTER'S point of view! It may have worked for other people, but for me it made this book confusing and n...
One of my favorites from childhood.
Loved it! "Sometimes silence is a habit that hurts." "He learned to be a passenger. He learned to read the ocean by the cupful. He also learned to regard each port of call as part of the journey and not as destination. Every voyage begins when you do."