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Editorial Reviews

The Thalia Kids' Book Club series is a wonderful companion to dozens of kid-lit classics. In this episode, Gary Schmidt, author of The Wednesday Wars, discusses his own childhood and also presents the audience with a great creative-writing prompt. Featuring the ever-relatable narration of Khris Lewin, Thalia Kids' Book Club features performances by professional actors as well. This series is wonderful for any young person or parent who loves to read and wants to be a part of a great conversation!

Publisher's Summary

Two-time Newbery Medal winner Gary Schmidt talks about the frequently comic mishaps and adventures of a 12-year-old Long Island boy in the Vietnam era. Actor Khris Lewin performs an excerpt from the book. Co-presented with Bank Street Bookstore.

Thalia Kids' Book Club events are lively talks between children's book authors and their fans (ages 9-12), plus one event for teens. Each event includes a creative writing project, a free-wheeling discussion with the audience, and a book signing. Sometimes an actor stops by to read from the book. Co-presented with Bank Street Bookstore.

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Not the book

This is not The Wednesday Wars. This is simply the author discussing the book and others.

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this was very misleading and not the actual book

this was very misleading because it is just a the author reading parts of it to a group it children

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CHANGE THE TITLE!!!

Change the title! This is an interview not the book. Very frustrating and a waste of money.

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Not as advertised

This is NOT the audio book. This is the reading of a small chapter. Not good audible!

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  • CDS
  • Central PA
  • 09-08-18

Wish I’d read others reviews first!

This is not the audiobook but a book club discussion about the book. The title should indicate that it is not the entire book.

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why must you do this

I came for a book. I get everything but a book. Nice one. I thought I would easily be able to learn about this book but apparently not.

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entertaining to listen too. an overall great read.

great book. very entertaining. i like the kids stories that they make up on their own, and the feedback given by Schmidt

1 of 3 people found this review helpful