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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 860L (What's this?)
  • Series: Boy/Girl Battle
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling (October 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440411238
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440411239
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.4 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 3-6-The Hatford-Malloy feud continues in this fast-paced sequel to The Boys Start the War and The Girls Get Even (both Delacorte, 1993). Their egos still smarting from the humiliation they suffered on Halloween at the hands of their female neighbors, the Hatford boys try to frighten them with tales of the abaguchie, a creature of local legend. A funny series of plans for revenge and retaliation from both sides follows. Ultimately, the children call a truce when they are united by a common cause-sharing a joke at their parents' expense. Although this title sums up the background of the story clearly, it relies on the earlier books for characterization. The girls come across as stereotypes-an athlete, a bookworm, and an aspiring actress-and the boys are virtually indistinguishable from one another. Nevertheless, fans of the previous books will enjoy this installment.
Rebecca O'Connell, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Gr. 4-6. This sequel to Naylor's light comedies, The Boys Start the War (1993) and The Girls Get Even (1993), continues the pattern of slapstick and practical jokes in a secure small-town setting. The Malloy sisters and the Hatford brothers trick and humiliate each other and get even. This time, each group scares the other with tall tales about the abaguchie, a creature that prowls at night and leaves footprints and bits of fur. Wally even fools Caroline into searching for the monster's bones in a cellar in the local bookstore. In one hilarious scene, the boys bait a huge trap for the abaguchie--and they catch Caroline. But what about those yellow eyes that shine in the woods at night? What is making those growling, snuffling noises? Could there really be a monster? Naylor mixes in some real suspense with the farce and the folklore. There's even a glimpse of a truce: maybe the girls and boys could join together against a common adversary--parents. Hazel Rochman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Hind out and read Boys anganist Girls.
Rachel
I liked the concept of this one--well crap, it's a sexist teacher!--but it was really exaggerated.
Swank Ivy
If you want a funny book, this one will keep you laughing for hours.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicki P on October 23, 2006
Format: Paperback
By Nicki P.

My book is called Boys against Girls by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Jake, Pete, and Wally Hatford have lived in their neighborhood with the Bensons for a long while, until one day the Bensons move to Ohio and sell their house to the Malloys. Now both neighbors play practical jokes on each other. Wally tells Caroline Malloy, the new neighbor, there's an

animal known as the abaguchie, and its bones are in Oldlaker's bookstore. He tells her not to go down looking in Mr. Oldlaker's cellar, but of course, when she gets home she asks her sisters, Beth and Eddie, to help her find the abaguchie bones. They tell her to wait until tomorrow and they'd help her find the bones, but Caroline's curiosity makes her go a little to far. She decides to go alone before dinner, with so little time before the store closes. She didn't know that the Hatford's had something else in store for her. They trapped her in the cellar to scare, and prove that boys are smarter than girls. Caroline proves otherwise!

This book was exciting to read because it made you wanting to keep reading to find out more about the abaguchie. For instance, Wally said the abaguchie bones were in the cellar of Oldlaker's bookstore. It made me feel this way because they were so descriptive that in my mind I had to know what was going to happen next. Yes, I felt like I was in the book, It made me feel that way because they described it so well that I thought it was really happening. For instance, "For a moment he heard something, a whine perhaps. Then he realized it was just the whistle of the wind." Another example is, "Something snapped back in the trees, like a twig breaking underfoot.
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ISBN 0553156667 - I really like the anti-sexism message of Boys Against Girls. Although I find the writing average, I thought that message could lift the book to above average. The way the girls handle the situation is not something I'd recommend in the real world, for sixth graders, but the book isn't written for me. For the target audience, the message is an important one and that does, indeed, make the book just that little bit better.

Elizabeth, Jessica and the rest of the girls in their homeroom are thrilled to finally be getting a permanent teacher, after several substitutes that haven't made a good impression. When they meet Mr. Davis, they begin to realize their happiness was premature. Mr. Davis, a teacher with a history in all-boys' schools, seems to think the girls are there to care-take and giggle and he doles out the good classroom jobs the way he doles out his respect for his students: none for the girls. Worse, the boys have started to pick up this attitude. The girls band together to prove to their teacher that he's wrong and they've got rights - and skills!

The things the girls do to try to teach Mr. Davis - and the boys - that they deserve equal treatment are, at times, over the line. The only excuse for their behavior is set up in the very beginning, when the Wakefield parents make clear that they don't want to hear any more complaining about teachers. Still, the other eight girls have parents, as well, and you'd think one of them would have taken action. If you can put aside reality, and don't think your daughter will suddenly decide to revolt by following the examples of the twins and their friends, it's worth reading. Why not let your children have a prejudice exposed as ridiculous? It can only be a good thing!

- AnnaLovesBooks
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 2, 1998
Format: Paperback
I read Boys Against Girls by Phyllis Reynold Neylor, this is a Realistic Fiction book. This story takes place in West Virginia in the modern life. The author shows all the characters in the first chapter. This story is about the four Hatford brothers and the three Malloy sisters, they made tricks to each other every day. Wally Hatford told Caroline Malloy that a strange creature known as the Abaguchie has been spotted in the area. From that moment they start to scare each other. The author mixes suspense with funny things. This book is for people that likes weird things. I liked this book a lot because at the end it gets a little strange, I recommend it and I give five stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 6, 1997
Format: Paperback
This book is great at all times and is especially if you are looking for revenge ideas.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Abaguachie is round and Coroline in scared. Wally says that the abaguachie has been seen in the neighborhood for several years. Wally says there is bones in the celler of Oldkers bookstore. wally thinks boys are smarter than girls. But caroline with the help of her sisters will show the boys whose smarter. Hind out and read Boys anganist Girls. You'll luv it!
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By Robin Winkles on March 29, 2014
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This book is amazing! You should read the whole series. Well, that is what I'm going to do. I won't ever forget this book.
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By lmac on January 24, 2014
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My ten year old loves this series and can't wait to find out what happens next. She is a reluctant reader, but this one has her hooked, I love it!!!
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I remember reading this book - and re-reading this book - and reading it again, out loud, to my little cousins, when I was a teenager. It's a great book, a fun romp, a good read, as are the next two in the series (I only read the first three - I think those were the only ones out when I was young)
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