The View from Saturday

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by E. L. Konigsburg, and published by Jean Karl/Atheneum
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This is the second Newbery Medal for Konigsburg, who received both the Newbery Medal for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and an honor book award for Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth in 1968.

She is the only author to have received both the medal and an honor book award in the same year.

In The View from Saturday, a special bond develops among the four sixth graders who, along with their teacher/coach, Mrs. Olinski, comprise a surprisingly--in fact amazingly--successful Academic Bowl team. "In no other book this year were the potentials of both heart and mind in children laid out with such persuasive clarity, and by an author displaying such total command of every tool in the writer's cabinet....a unique, jubilant tour de force" characterized by "good humor, positive relationships, distinctive personalities, and brilliant storytelling." --John Edward Peters, 1997 Newbery Committee Chair

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