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The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jacqueline Davies
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Book Description

For a full hour, he poured lemonade. The world is a thirsty place, he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day. And I am the Lemonade King.

Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He’s good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings’ lemonade stand war begins, there really is no telling who will win—or even if their fight will ever end. Brimming with savvy marketing tips for making money at any business, definitions of business terms, charts, diagrams, and even math problems, this fresh, funny, emotionally charged novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone’s intent.

Awards: 2009 Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2007 New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, North Carolina Children’s Book Award 2011, 2011 Nutmeg Award (Connecticut)

Check out www.lemonadewar.com for more information on The Lemonade War Series, including sequels The Lemonade Crime, The Bell Bandit, and The Candy Smash.



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From School Library Journal

Grade 3-5–Evan Treski and his younger sister, Jessie, get along well in many ways. They play together, and their natural talents are complementary. Jessie is a whiz in math and other school subjects, but feelings were her weakest subject. Evan is competent in the social arena, but he is not such a good student. Their relationship changes the summer between Evan's third and fourth grades, when a letter arrives announcing what the boy sees as total disaster for him. He and his bright, skipping-third-grade sister will be in the same class. Thus begins the Lemonade War over which child can make the most money during the last week before school. The story is highly readable and engaging, filled with real-life problems that relate to math, getting along with siblings and friends, dealing with pride, and determining right from wrong. It even gives a glimpse into the marketing world. Each chapter begins with a marketing term, defined, but implemented as only competing children can. The result is a funny, fresh, and plausible novel with likable characters, and is suitable for reluctant readers.–Maria B. Salvadore, formerly at Washington DC Public Library
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At the tail end of summer, Evan discovers that his younger sister, Jessie, who has just skipped third grade, will be not just in his grade, but in his fourth-grade classroom. Normally buddies, they find themselves at odds over trifles and increasingly determined to earn more money than the other before school starts. Lemonade stands, entrepreneurial schemes, and dirty tricks find their way into the competition before Evan and Jessie fess up to the concerns that are really worrying them. Each chapter begins with a business-oriented definition such as "underselling: pricing the same goods for less than the competition," and the book ends with a poster entitled "Ten Tips for Turning Lemons Into Loot." However, the basics of economics take a backseat to Evan and Jessie's realizations about themselves and their relationship. Davies, author of Where the Ground Meets the Sky (2002), does a good job of showing the siblings' strengths, flaws, and points of view in this engaging chapter book. Carolyn Phelan
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Product Details

  • File Size: 4273 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 4, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003KK5DQ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,087 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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143 of 158 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chocolate, Pushcarts, and Now Lemonade June 17, 2007
Format:Hardcover
I am about to describe to you a true situation that I have experienced time and time again as a children's librarian. A parent will walk up to me and ask for a work of fiction for kids dealing either with money or business. Money or business. This request is usually met with a blank stare on my part followed by a furious search of the library's catalog. Let's see . . . money . . . money . . . Well there's that graphic novel version of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," for kids, but that's not really fiction. If you work in your own children's room then you may know that nine times out of ten the answer to this kind of query will have to be, The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill. I mean, face it. When was the last time any book for children dealt with finances in a format that was fun, readable, and contained halfway decent writing? Well, when I heard about "The Lemonade War" I thought my prayers had been answered. Then I read it and realized I'd been thinking about the title all wrong. I thought it would just be this lightweight bit of fluff with some business info for the kiddies on the side. Instead, the book delivers emotional punch after emotional punch. It resonates with the reader. Pulls you deep inside its story and doesn't let go once. This is the first fictional children's novel by author Jacqueline Davies. And you can bet that if she writes another, I'll be first in line to buy.

Before the letter came, siblings Evan and Jessie got along just fine. She's just a second grader and Evan's going into the fourth, but they always helped one another out. Being exceptionally smart, Jessie would help Evan figure out stuff like how to make the ultimate lemonade stand.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
A Kid's Review
Format:Hardcover
I've got a sister just like Jessie, but I'm the smarter one, and we can both understand feelings. We're both misers, (Nora a little bit more), But she likes lemonade stands way more. I really liked how they both sabotaged each other's money to become the winner of the Lemonade War. I can also relate, because I play with Nora a lot, but if I found she was being promoted from 3rd to 5th, I would be the same as Evan. Jacqueline Davies sure can write a story about a conflict between a brother and a brother. Even though it was 3rd person writing, she sure can write it from a kid's perspective! This is a really good book, some people might say as good as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)(a really good book), or all the Harry Potter Books. Kids (and even grownups) of all ages will like this book. I recommend this book to everyone who reads this, because I know you'll like it!

Daniel Glenn Leonard
10 years old
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My son's third-grade teacher is reading this book aloud to the class. He loves it so much he wants a copy of his own! It's an honest, apt depiction of children's real emotions and behaviors. Like Beverly Cleary, Ms. Davies does not try to sugarcoat kids' anger, fears, and how those can be acted out. Children clearly recognize and respond to this.

Out school also had the pleasure of bringing Ms. Davies in for an author visit. She made a real connection with the kids at all different grade levels, and won high praise from the teachers and school librarians! She has written other wonderful books, for pre-school through elementary.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Warning - Charlotte's Web spoiler April 2, 2013
Format:Paperback
My daughter read this book after her friend read it and liked it. They are both 8. She really liked the book and wants the next one in the series, but I wanted to warn everyone out there that this book reveals the ending of Charlotte's Web. If I had known, I would have held this book back until my daughter had read Charlotte's Web first.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read June 18, 2011
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davis was a very enjoyable book that I read
almost 3 months ago. I think kids between the ages of 8-11 would most
likely enjoy this book. I think Ms. Davis did a good job of writing a
book that kids would understand since it's not too advance. I usually
enjoy reading longer books better than shorter books, but this book was
still fantastic and I think other kids should read it too.

This book is about two siblings Evan,age 9, and Jessie,age 8, who go
in a contest with each other to see who can make more money selling
lemonade, but don't let this summary trick you into thinking this
book is boring because it's not. You see Evan is trying to beat Jessie
at something after he finds out that his sister is skipping from 3rd
grade to 4th grade.(After all, it's not easy having your little genius
sister go into your grade)Jessie is trying to earn the respect of her
brother in the contest. Basically, this is a really good book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute September 1, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Definitely reading the next one..... I would give it five stars If there was like a big twist or something at the end, but it was cute
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly Captures the Raw Emotions of Childhood October 18, 2014
Format:Paperback
My first job was a Kool-Aid stand. I was begging my parents to let me have a paper route shortly thereafter. They finally gave in and I got my route when I was 8.

So I understand the entrepreneurial gene. I understand the lure of lemonade stands.

This may be the best business book for kids ever written.

But as good as this book is in explaining business and showing the practical use of math (three cheers!) it’s even better at capturing the raw emotions of childhood.

Evan is suffering from a combination of sibling jealousy and frustration that his sister, Jessie, is better than him. At everything. As the book opens, Evan tries to deal with his inner rage. Throwing a ball, over and over again. Withdrawing. Lashing out. Frustrated. Angry with himself for being angry.

He doesn’t want to be mean to his sister. But she’s smart and he’s not. And she’s about to be in his class and everyone will see just what a lamebrain he is. And how smart she is. And how she doesn’t fit it.

Jessie might as well have been me. I’m only slightly more socially adroit than she is. (Thank you classmates for being kind, instead of mean.) She doesn’t catch the meaningful looks. That people are making fun of her. That the “in” girls have it in for her.

She needs her brother to lean on. To let her know when something is going right over her head. To help her fit in. And for the first time in her life, he will not be there for her.

The book captures so many childhood emotions and circumstances: the first crush, pretending to get along for your parents, the pain of kids making fun of you.

When the money is stolen near the end, I remembered the violation I felt when my money was taken.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
It was awesome and such aaa delight to read. It really shows what can go on in a family or with friends.
Published 5 days ago by Benjamin Mahan
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good book
This book describes how the relationship of two siblings can have a big war or they can have lots of fun!!
Published 6 days ago by Alexander Graves
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE
this is the best book ever you have to read it!!! (: this is also good for learnig how to run a lemonade stand. it also as alot of good tips on running a lemonade stand. (:
Published 7 days ago by Alesadd
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good product...will buy again
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My granddaughter really likes this book
Published 14 days ago by Michael R. Coleman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent teen read.
Published 15 days ago by babs
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I chose this book for the 3rd grade book club my son and I host. I read all the books with them and so far this is my favorite. So many lessons all bundled together!
Published 15 days ago by Leah Rudnicki
5.0 out of 5 stars Yay good book
This is a super great book 5 stars is what it deserves!!!This is a book u should read Its GREAT
Published 17 days ago by Jocelyn Passe
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great!
Published 1 month ago by D-Y School District
5.0 out of 5 stars The lemonade war
It is a good book!
It's a perfect books for kids!I am going to read the full series very soon!!
Published 1 month ago by Kamila Amunategui
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Jacqueline Davies is the talented author of both novels and picture books. Jacqueline lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her three children.

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