Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

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Dutton, 1972 - Juvenile Fiction - 120 pages
15 Reviews
Peter finds his two-year-old brother, Fudge, a terrible problem, getting worse. Peter is forever getting asked to help trick Fudge into behaving, at the dentist, at the shoestore, at the table. But when Fudge scribbles all over Peter's homework or knocks out his front teeth trying to fly, it's somehow Peter's fault!

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Review: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge #1)

User Review  - Mrs. Crosland - Goodreads

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is a fun chapter book for students to read. It fits in the genre of realistic fiction, as Judy Blume's original idea for the book came from an actual news article of a ... Read full review

Review: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge #1)

User Review  - Stefu Smith - Goodreads

Although I never had a younger sibling, I feel like this is an accurate depiction of many of the feelings an older sibling must have about their younger siblings. Some parts had me laughing out loud--which I realize makes me seem childish. Maybe I'm still a fourth-grader at heart... Read full review

About the author (1972)

Judy Blume is considered one of the world's best-known writers for young adults. She was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1938. She earned a degree in education. Blume has written over 20 books. Titles such as "Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret", "Then Again, Maybe I Won't", and "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" are widely recognized. Her books have sold over 50 million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Blume has received more than 100 awards. In 1996, she received the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her adult titles include "Wifey", "Smart Women", and "Summer Sisters". Young readers have always viewed Blume as someone who is in touch with their feelings. They write thousands of letters to her each year, a number of which were published in her 1986 book, "Letters to Judy: What Your Kids Wish They Could Tell You". Blume currently resides in New York. She has three grown children, speaks out against censorship, and continues to write.

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