The View from Saturday is a book published in 1996 by E. L. Konigsburg and winner of the Newbery Award of 1997. 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Elaine Lobl Konigsburg (born February 10, 1930) is an American author of childrens books, and two time winner of the Newbery Medal for childrens literature. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most outstanding American book for children. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
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The View From Saturday portrays academic competition in the same exciting light as sports novels do football and baseball contests.
The story is about a teacher and four sixth graders, underdogs all, who overcome challenges in their personal lives, school lives, and social lives to succeed in areas where they are only expected to be losers.
See Also: For teachers and other educators, the The View from Saturday lesson plan.
As to View From Saturday, I can only say my 12 year old loved it, found it very true to sixth grade and was delighted to hear it had won the Newbery because she says usually books that get good reviews and win awards are boring!
The View from Saturday is beginning to remind me of the elephant as "seen" by the blind men.
I've finished View from Saturday the second time around, and although I've found few insights in addition to those I commented on when I was less than half way through, I must say that GraceAnne's comment strikes a deep chord in me, too.
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