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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

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 630L (What's this?)
  • Series: The Lemonade War Series (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547237650
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547237657
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (339 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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A fun book for the 3rd-4th grade set. A brother dealing with an autistic sister (she is math-smart, but lacks social and interaction skills) This book was fast paced and interesting, however the sister does an evil thing that spoils the tone of the book. She destroys her brother's lemonade -- $65 worth of lemonade -- because she is having a day at the beach and cannot be bothered to sell lemonade that day to compete with him. She puts live bugs and a live caterpillar and a handful of dirt into his lemonade, then lies to distract him from her evil deed. What does this teach us about business? That you can rely on sabotage and win ?? She is not punished for this, in fact she beats up her brother in a later chapter (because he loses her money by accident). I think this is a bad tone to set for kids -- we did not like that the sister drowned the bugs, destroyed her brother's business, and was not punished.
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A Kid's Review on June 18, 2011
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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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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