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Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth (Compact Disc)

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Staff Reviews



With Halloween just around the corner, I want to remind everybody about this Newbery Honor book by the wonderful E.L. Konigsburg (of  FROM THE MIXED UP FILES…fame!)  JENNIFER is one of my favorite books and I still enjoy reading it.

 

Elizabeth is a new fifth grader in school, but has not made any friends.  On the way to school on Halloween, dressed as a witch for the school parade, she meets another fifth grader named Jennifer.  Jennifer is not only dressed as a witch, but informs Elizabeth that she is, in fact, a real witch, and will make Elizabeth her apprentice.  Though not exactly friends, the girls spend all of their time together, with Jennifer setting up ‘apprentice witch’ tasks for Elizabeth to follow.

 

This is a great ‘girls’ book, (3rd, 4th, 5th grades) about friendship, loneliness, being the odd girl out, but also about finding that one good friend.   I just love how Elizabeth’s mom keeps asking her to become friends with one of the other girls who all the parents think is the perfect child, but who Elizabeth knows is actually fake and not a nice person.   Kids really do know best!

--Penny from Burlingame

Description


Elizabeth is an only child, new in town, and the shortest kid in her class. She’s also pretty lonely, until she meets Jennifer. Jennifer is . . . well, different. She’s read Macbeth. She never wears jeans or shorts. She never says “please” or “thank you.” And she says she is a witch.

It’s not always easy being friends with a witch, but it’s never boring. At first an apprentice and then a journeyman witch, Elizabeth learns to eat raw ends and how to cast small spells. And she and Jennifer collaborate on cooking up an ointment that will enable them to fly. That’s when a marvelous toad, Hilary Ezra, ??? enters their lives. And that’s when trouble starts to brew.

About the Author


E. L. Konigsburg is the only author to have a Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor in the same year. Her first two books, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth, were Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor books respectively. She won her second Newbery Medal for The View from Saturday. Her many acclaimed books include Silent to the Bone, to which The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place is a companion novel. These titles are available on audio from Listening Library.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0739350161
ISBN-13: 9780739350164
Published: Listening Library (Audio), 05/13/2008
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 12
Minimum Grade Level: 3rd Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 7th Grade