Blubber (Paperback)

Author: Blume, Judy

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"Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween.
But Robby grabs the note, and before Linda stops talking it has gone halfway around the room.
That's where it all starts. There's something about Linda that makes a lot of kids in her fifth-grade class want to see how far they can go -- but nobody, least of all Jill, expects the fun to end where it does.
A "New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780440407072
SKU 30067586
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0440407079
Release Date 1/1/1991
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 0.5T
Author Info
Judy Blume
Judy Blume is one of the most popular authors of children's books. Her writings have won a large number of awards, many of which were selected and voted on by children. Blume is known for her honest and frank dealings with subjects important to emerging adolescents such as teenage sexuality, including masturbation and menstruation. Her presentation of these topics has also made her one of the most frequently censored authors for young people. In 1981, her desire to give young people the right to information access led to the creation of the Kids Fund, which gives grants to non-profit organizations that serve young people. She was given the Carl Sandburg Freedom to Read Award in 1984 and the American Civil Liberties Union Award in 1986. She also received the 1995 Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults--special mention was made of her book FOREVER.
Praise
"Judy Blume's considerable gifts of humor, readability, and child appeal mask her other vocation as teller of moral tales."
From the Publisher
Annotation Jill Brenner happily goes along with her fifth-grade classmates as they make fun of an overweight student named Linda. Despite the fact that Linda hasn't done anything to deserve such treatment, she is constantly picked on by the others and nicknamed Blubber. When Jill finally does stand up for Linda, she discovers what it is like to be picked on when Linda's tormentors turn their attentions towards her.
First Line "It's very foolish to laugh if you don't know what's funny in the first place."
Editors Note "Judy Blumes considerable gifts of humor, readability, and child appeal mask her other vocation as teller of moral tales....This time its Jill Brenner, a fifth grader, who relates how the kids in her class go after Linda Fischer and, led by the savage, unremittingly wicked Wendy, enjoy themselves as she devises new and crueler torments."--The New York Times.A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, A Child Study Childrens Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0160
Publisher Yearling Books
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