Did Mrs. Olinsky choose the four members of the sixth grade Academic Bowl Team, or did they choose her--and one another? Four stories-within-in-a-story, interspersed with the ongoing narrative of the team's triumphant march to the state championship, introduce each member of the team in his own her own voice, and bring the dynamics of the group into focus.More
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Not just for kids. Konigsburg is ageless.
I will listen to this book again; it's delightful on many levels. It's a mood enhancer.
This is a charming tale - 5 stories within a story from the viewpoints of one paraplegic teacher and 4 sixth graders whose lives entwine, first because of family connections, then friendship connections and then the teacher selects them to be teammates in a knowledge bowl. Their individual and collective knowledge makes them formidable contestants and they defeat 6th, 7th and 8th grade teams to reach the state finals. The questions they are asked segue into each tale. Each voice is distinct; each story different. The narration is brilliant. The characters are people I wish I knew personally so I could go to tea with them.
Engaging story from beginning to end
- A. J. Mcdonald "Bookworm"