Book Reviews of Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade

Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade
Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade
Author: Barthe DeClements
ISBN-13: 9780590321884
ISBN-10: 0590321889
Publication Date: 7/1982
Pages: 137
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
When fat Elsie Edwards walks into Jenny Sawyer's fifth grade class, she's the last person Jenny expects to be friendly with. Elsie is not only fat, she steals everyone's lunch money to buy candy. And when the book club money disappears, the whole class is punished. Nothing's fair!
The teacher, Mrs. Hanson, is very strict. Fractions are impossible. And Jenny is assigned as Elsie's guide in school. Notihng's fair!
But Elsie turns out to be a math genius. She helps Jenny learn fractions. Elsie's diet begins to work. Then Jenny and her friends discover that Elsie's fat really covers up a good friend. Nothing's fair-but some things aren't as bad as they seem!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great read for kids.
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I remember this was one of my favorites in grade school.
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Even though it is a bit nostalgic and will take most adult readers back to the '80s, it is still a great classroom read for 5th, and even 4th and 6th grade students. Issues of bullying and self-esteem are well-addressed in this "coming of age" story. A new student is trying to "fit in" this fifth grade class, while one girl in the class is working hard to accept the new student for who she is, and helps her "fit in" and belong within the girl's group of 5th grade friends. Several adventures occur throughout the story that help the girl welcome the new student into the class.
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this was ok but it needs more action
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great scholastic book!
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When fat Elsie Edwards walks into Jenny Sawyer's fifth grade class, she's the last person Jenny expects to be friendly with. Elsie is not only fat, she steals everyone's lunch money to buy candy. And when the book club money disappears, the whole class is punished. Nothing's fair! The teacher, Mrs. Hanson, is very strict. Fractions are impossible. And Jenny is assigned Elsie's guide in school. Nothing's fair! But Elsie turns out to be a math genius. She helps Jenny learn fractions. Elsie's diet begins to work. Then Jenny and her friends discover that Elsie's fat really covers up a good friend. Nothing's fair-but some things are not as bad as they seem!
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Children's literature (chapter book) - A humorous tale that rocks with fifth grade humor.