View from Saturday


Author: E.L. Konigsburg


KONIGSBURG, E[laine] L[obl]. The View from Saturday. NY: Atheneum [1996]. 12mo, [x] 163pp. Blue quarter-cloth stamped in red, with yellow boards. Yellow endpapers. Spine ends a tad rubbed, else a clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (no medal affixed). Signed by the author, two-time Newbery Medalist E.L. Konigsburg.

First edition. 1997 Newbery Medal Winner! This story of four sixth-graders chosen by their teacher to be on the Academic Bowl team is filled with surprises. Just how were these particular kids chosen for the team? How did they win the Sixth- Grade Academic Bowl contest at Epiphany Middle School? How did they go on to beat the Seventh-Grade Bowl team? And the Eighth-Grade team? Four jewel-like short stories interweave the individual tales of the team members and their teachers to demonstrate that first impressions can be very deceptive as some very interesting questions lead to some very surprising answers! From the author of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.