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3.00004925865721 out of 53.00004925865721 out of 53.00004925865721 out of 53.00004925865721 out of 53.00004925865721 out of 5 3.00 (20,301 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. L. Konigsburg Narrator: Jenna Lamia, Jan Maxwell Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team?

It was a surprise to a lot of people when Mrs. Olinski's team won the sixth-grade Academic Bowl contest at Epiphany Middle School. It was an even bigger surprise when they beat the seventh grade and the eighth grade, too. And when they went on to even greater victories, everyone began to ask: How did it happen?

It happened at least partly because Noah had been the best man (quite by accident) at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather. It happened because Nadia discovered that she could not let a lot of baby turtles die. It happened when Ethan could not let Julian face disaster alone. And it happened because Julian valued something important in himself and saw in the other three something he also valued.

Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching after having been injured in an automobile accident, found that her Academic Bowl team became her answer to finding confidence and success. What she did not know, at least at first, was that her team knew more than she did the answer to why they had been chosen.

This is a tale about a team, a class, a school, a series of contests and, set in the midst of this, four jewel-like short stories -- one for each of the team members -- that ask questions and demonstrate surprising answers. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Wrought with deep compassion and a keen sense of balance.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Admirable acts, challenging ideas, and grace notes positively festoon this superb tale.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jess | 1/20/2014

    " Another awesome book. My mom had this one in her basement and I grabbed it to read due to boredom, I guess. What a cool book. I am so impressed by authors who can write a "fun" story with so much meaning behind it. I loved the sincerity of the characters in this story, I loved what good kids they were and how kind they were. It gives me hope in the future and faith that people are still intrinsically good in a world of cruddy stuff. So good and worth reading!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mack | 1/9/2014

    " So cool. Intricate plotline. I love her books. Everything was clever and fit perfectly in the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Katie | 1/1/2014

    " I probably didn't like it because, at the time I read it, I was too young to understand most of the concepts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tuco Markham | 12/29/2013

    " Great story, changes the point of view from the various characters which I like. Plot involves TRIVIA, which I like also. "

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