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Blubber (Paperback)

Author:  Judy Blume
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0440407079
ISBN-13: 9780440407072
Sku: 30067586
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  160
Age Range:  12 to 16
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"It's very foolish to laugh if you don't know what's funny in the first place." (from the first line)
"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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"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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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.
Author Bio
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.

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New York Times
"Judy Blume's considerable gifts of humor, readability, and child appeal mask her other vocation as teller of moral tales."

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   08
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0160
Product attributePublisher:   Yearling Books
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