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Blume, Judy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Children's Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
146 pages ; 22 cm
Pete describes the family vacation in Maine with the Tubmans, highlighted by the antics of his younger brother Fudge.
General Note:
"Jacket illustration c2002 by Peter Reynolds."
Reading Level:
490 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 3.0 5220.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.5 7 Quiz: 04290 Guided reading level: Q.
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Fudge is back--and driving his brother Peter crazy, as usual. This five-year-old human hurricane is more trouble than ever. His latest plan is to marry Peter's sworn enemy, Sheila Tubman (how disgusting!).

But Peter's problems are about to get worse. His parents have decided to share a summer house with the Tubmans. And Peter will be stuck with Fudge and Sheila the Cootie Queen for three whole weeks!

It's going to be an unforgettable (and hilarious) trip for both families, filled with old friends and new ones, plenty of surprises and lots of laughs. It may not be the vacation of Peter's dreams. But as millions of Judy Blume fans know, it won't be dull. Because with Fudge around, anything can happen...and does!

An IRA-CBC Children's Choice Book

Author Notes

Judy Blume was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on February 12, 1938. She received a bachelor's degree in education from New York University in 1961. Her first book, The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo, was published in 1969. Her other books include Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret; Then Again, Maybe I Won't; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great; and Blubber. Her adult titles include Wifey, Smart Women, Summer Sisters, and In the Unlikely Event. In 1996, she received the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement and in 2004, she received the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

(Bowker Author Biography) Judy Blume is a worldwide bestselling author of numerous novels for adults as well as children. Judy Blume has more than 70 million copies of her books in print.

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Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. When Judy Blume first started writing, she had a unique voice. Her voice hasn't changed, but there have been so many Blume imitators--good and bad--that it is a little difficult to hear her above the others. Fudge-a-Mania is a perfectly respectable first-person novel, featuring those popular brothers Peter and Fudge, with a guest appearance by Sheila Tubman, otherwise known as Sheila the Great. Here, Peter and Sheila are forced to spend the summer together when their families share a vacation house, and readers will laugh at all the problems that pop up with the two enemies in such close quarters. As always with Blume, the dialogue is bright and snappy, the plotting episodic. It's not Blume's fault that she sounds like everyone else now, but it would be nice if she'd speak up a little so we could all remember what made her special. ~--Ilene Cooper

Publisher's Weekly Review

The further misadventures of superhero Fudge Hatcher are chronicled, together with the ongoing relationship between his family and Sheila Tubman's. PW praised the ``numerous diverting scenes'' of this ``fast-pitched, funny novel.'' Ages 9-12. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-- The Tubmans and the Hatchers return in this latest chronicle of the hilarious escapades of Fudge, Pete, and Tootsie Hatcher and Sheila ``Queen of Cooties'' Tubman. Their parents decide to spend their summer vacation in the woods of Maine right next door to each other--but ``next door'' turns out to be in the same house. Fast-paced mayhem becomes the order of the day as children, adults (including Grandma Hatcher and Grandpa Tubman), and assorted pets find themselves in daily (hourly?) predicaments. Not to be outdone in the madcap pace, Grandma and Grandpa announce their intention to be married. The story concludes with the solemn pact between Pete and Sheila that even though they'll be related, they will always hate each other. The story is filled with humor, and the upbeat mood is sustained at a hectic pace from first page to last. The uncomplicated plot is developed smoothly with just the right doses of surprise and laughter to keep readers turning the pages. Characters are credible, and never lose their identities. Be forewarned--fun between the covers of the bright red dust jacket means multiple copies for purchase. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1. Who's the Lucky Bride?p. 3
2. Pete and Farleyp. 6
3. The Most Disgusting of Them Allp. 14
4. The Worst News of the Centuryp. 22
5. Uncle Feather's Adventurep. 27
6. The Perfect Baby-Sitterp. 41
7. The Best News of the Centuryp. 50
8. Fudge-a-maniap. 58
9. Dizzy from Izzyp. 68
10. Green Gurgling Gasp. 79
11. The I.S.A.F. Clubp. 94
12. Baby Feetp. 107
13. Captain Fudgep. 121
14. The Ring Bearp. 136