The Lemonade War
By Jacqueline Davies
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618750436, 192pp.)
Publication Date: April 2007
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Evan Treski is people-smart. He is good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart—but not especially good at understanding people. She knows that feelings are her weakest subject. So when their lemonade war begins, there really is no telling who will win—and even more important, if their fight will ever end.
Here is a clever blend of humor and math fun. As it captures the one-of-a-kind bond between brother and sister, this poignant novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone’s intent.
Jacqueline Davies is the talented author of two novels, as well as picture books. Jacqueline lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children.
The basics of economics take backseat to Evan and Jessie's realizations about themselves and their relationship. Davis . . . does a good job of showing the siblings' strengths, flaws, and points of view in this engaging chapter book.
A clever blend of humor, math fun and savvy marketing tips, it subtly explores how arguments can escalate.
New York Post
"[A] straightforward plot...teaches an important lesson on sibling relationships." The Washington Times 11/24/07 The Washington Times
"[T]his compelling tale about growing up and getting along is appealing and engaging." Book Links January 2008 Book Links, ALA