Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

Cover image for The view from Saturday
Of course, this is an old one. I have read it before but I read it again to my family this month and we thoroughly enjoyed it.  It is about four children.  Three of them are loosely linked because they have grandparents that all live in the same retirement community. The other is a boy from India who has just moved into the community.  The four are in the same class at school and they have a new teacher who is paraplegic.  They decide to see what they can do to help their teacher feel comfortable returning to class after her terrible accident.  I love books about smart kids who are nice to each other.  The story switches from one viewpoint to another as we follow the kids and their teacher through different situations in their life.  It is a well crafted and really good storytelling and would be a good choice for a parent/child book club or school reading circle. (163 p)

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