Book Review: The Lemonade War
The Lemonade War
by Jacqueline Davies
Houghton Mifflin Company
Jessie Treski knows two things that I don’t: her multiplication tables up to 14 times 14, and how to run a successful lemonade stand. Jessie is so smart, in fact, that when summer vacation is over and school begins in a few days, she’ll skip the third grade entirely and go straight to fourthsville. Evan, Jessie’s fourth-grader-to-be brother is not happy with this turn of events and is having visions of his little sister crashing his fourth grade party, showing him up, and generally ruining his classmate cred. Desperate to best his sister at something, Evan puts his people skills to work selling lemonade. When he is put to shame yet again by Jessie, the Lemonade War begins. Evan is fighting for his reputation; Jessie is fighting to show that she can fit in with the fourth grade crowd.
The Lemonade War is an entertaining read with a splash of math and business sense. Many readers will identify with the brother/sister conflict and sense of competition. A quality selection.
Filed under: Reviews
About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
SLJ Blog Network
Name That LEGO Book Cover! (#44)
Ellen Myrick Publisher Preview: Fall 2023/Winter 2024 (Part Six – Diamond, Eye of Newt, & Floris Books)
Squire & Knight | Review
Top 25 Titles at My School: Graphic Novels and Mauds Reign Supreme!
The Classroom Bookshelf is Moving