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Desperate ro raise his grade in science, Judgehopes he can succeed in the egg-drop competition he's entered in with his twin brother. Worried, sensitive, and learning to come to terms with dyslexia, Judge tells of his struggles with schoolwork, with a sometimes difficult brother, and with finding his own self-esteem. It's a story that readers will enjoy, sympathize with, and eagerly follow to a happy and logical conclusion.
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Jacqueline Turner Banks is the author of three previous young adult novels, Project Wheels, The New One, and Egg-Drop Blues, all of which feature the animated exploits of the Posse. Formerly a teacher, Ms. Banks now devotes herself full-time as a writer and literary agent. She lives with her family in Sacramento, California.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6-A fun, entertaining novel about Judge and Jury, twins involved in a science project. Judge, the quieter and more sensitive of the two, is dyslexic. He is eager to participate in the Einstein Rally held at a local college because it would bring up his science grade. His mother is thinking about moving him to a private school so he can experience some different teaching methods, but he does not want to be separated from his friends and hopes the egg-drop event will save him. Jury is more interested in playing "pom-pom tackle" than in working on the project, but his love for his brother shines through in his teasing and his willingness to finally pitch in. The story, told by Judge, moves along rapidly as he and Jury try to determine the best way to cushion a raw egg so it will not break when dropped off a tall building. This is a special story that fills a need for well-written books about African American children. An added plus is that the subject of dyslexia is presented sensitively and authoritatively.
Jan Shepherd Ross, Dixie Elementary Magnet School, Lexington, KY
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Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0618348859
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0618348859