Passed on from babysitters to their young charges, from big sisters to little brothers and from parents to children, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
and its cousins (Superfudge
, and Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
) have entertained children since they first appeared in the early 1970s. The books follow Peter Hatcher, his little brother Fudgie, baby sister Tootsie, their neighbour Sheila Tubman, and various pets and minor characters through New York City and on treks to suburbs and camps.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first of these entertaining yarns. Peter, because he's the oldest, must deal with Fudgie's disgusting cuteness, his constant meddling with Peter's stuff, and other grave offences, one of which is almost too much to bear. All these incidents are presented with the unfailing ear and big-hearted humour of the masterful Judy Blume. Though some of her books for older kids have aroused controversy, the Hatcher brothers and their adventures remain above the fray, where they belong. (Peter's in fourth grade, so the book is suitable for children ages 8 and older.)
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Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - his little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes and it's usually up to Peter to sort out the mess. When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he's determined to keep it away from his brother. But when Fudge does get his hands on Dribble - disaster strikes! A new cover edition of the first book in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume.
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About the Author
Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories insider her head. She has spent her adult years in many places, doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. More than 82 million copies of her books have been sold, in thirty-two languages. Her twenty-eight books have won many awards including the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Judy lives in Key West, Florida, and New York City with her husband. She loves her readers and is happy to hear from them. You can visit her at JudyBlume.com, follow @JudyBlume on Twitter or join her at Judy Blume on Facebook. Emily Gravett has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice with her books WOLVES and LITTLE MOUSE'S BIG BOOK OF FEARS. An author-illustrator of unique talent and skill, she has a host of popular and critically acclaimed titles to her name including, DOGS, WOLF WON'T BITE! and AGAIN! and is the illustrator of CAVE BABY, written by Julia Donaldson. Emily lives in Brighton with her family and pet dogs. Visit www.emilygravett.com for games, activities and fun! 'One of our most inventive and surprise-full creators of picture books' Michael Rosen 'She has the intuitive grasp of timing, expression and anticipation which marks out the exceptional from the mediocre' Sunday Telegraph
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