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The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War #1)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  6,565 ratings  ·  772 reviews
For a full hour, he poured lemonade. The world is a thirsty place, he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day. And I am the Lemonade King.

Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He’s good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings’ lemon
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 23rd 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Jenny
Evan and his younger sister have a totally different reaction to the news that they will be in the same class next year. Evan is not feeling very good about having his younger sister skipping third grade and being in fourth grade with him next school year. Jesse is excited to be in her big brother's room. She feels he will be her gateway to having friends in her class this year and will ease her into being the new girl in the class. As the summer is closely coming to an end they begin a "friendl ...more
Brenda
With the start of school just around the corner The Lemonade Wars by Jacqueline Davies is a perfect reading fit. What would you do if you discovered that your little sister was going to skip into your grade at school next year? Not only your grade, but also your exact classroom because there is only one 4th grade in the school? That is the news the letter from school had to share. Jessie is good at school. She is smart. She has great ideas. She loves to get things done and to solve problems. She ...more
Martha Freeman
“The Lemonade War” is an excellent back-to-school title that deserves its place on the Amazon bestseller list.

Jessie and Evan are sister and brother, only 14 months apart in age and – because Jessie has skipped – both entering fourth grade. Jessie is good at math but not so good at people, and Evan is the opposite.

The two are close not only because of their complementary talents but also, the reader infers, because of the tough times they weathered as their parents’ marriage fell apart.

Now it’
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April
Derek read this to me and I totally enjoyed it. Take away for us was to recognize that the way we see things might not be the same way someone else does and to appreciate your siblings.
Barbara
A colleague I teach with recommended this book to me as a possible classroom read aloud, and I enjoyed it. Jacqueline Davies seems to really understand children well, and her characters react very realistically to events that happen in their lives. The plot revolves around a brother and sister, Jessie and Evan, who care about each other very much, but have very different strengths and weaknesses that are causing conflict for them. Jessie is very strong academically, but doesn't know how to relat ...more
Emma G
Money Over Mind?
What would you do if your pesky little sister is now in your grade? What would you do if someone you love now hates you? These are questions Jessie and Evan have to ask themselves one summer day. In between the both of them- loving siblings are now turned against each other, and in the house, chaos unfolds. What would you do?
When Evan recieves a letter about his sister Jessie getting into his grade he is absolutely furious. He stops talking to Jessie, and this stops Jessies wo
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Keita Hayakawa
80 min

7 word

Evan
Jessie
summer
letter
angry
Scott
money

Question

If your sister or brother are same class with you, how do you feel?

I don't like this situation. I don't like my little sister. I think many people hate this situation. When I was a elementary school child, I often met my sister in my school. I felt bad.

After read

This book is very very very difficult for me. I couldn't understand some sentences. I want to understand this book soon.


12/3

78min

7 words

Evan
Compete
Sell
Lemonade
hate
Win
Evan

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Kelly
Reading level: 4.1
Interest level: 4.5

From School Library Journal:

Gr 3-5-Evan Treski and his younger sister, Jessie, get along well in many ways. They play together, and their natural talents are complementary. Jessie is a whiz in math and other school subjects, but "feelings were her weakest subject." Evan is competent in the social arena, but he is not such a good student. Their relationship changes the summer between Evan's third and fourth grades, when a letter arrives announcing what the boy
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Mtbike40
Wow, this is a great book for youth to read about business. There are so many great lessons to be learned for this book. The Lemonade War is started because a brother and sister who have been very close, have some common misunderstandings about the other persons motives.

There are pertinent lessons about budgeting, profit margins, marketing & advertising, value added service, location and franchising. Really all of these issues are discussed with a kids perspective.

There is also a great bas
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Kaahini J
The Lemonade War is a really good book. I like it because the author, Jacqueline Davis, did a really good job of showing how siblings react to certain things and to each other. Also, the way you hear about both the siblings perspective in the book is good because that way you can understand why someone is acting the way they are. But my favorite thing was that the way that the author told you what each persons skill was. For example, in the book the author said that the girl, Jessie was math-sma ...more
Marfita
Evan can't do math, his younger sister (the math wiz) can't do emotions. Evan's angry because Jessie will be in his fourth grade class and will probably show him up. Instead of them doing a lemonade stand together, they set up competing stands. The capitalism is sandwiched between bouts of drama and junior angst. The children learn valuable family dynamics lessons at the end, except for Scott, who really needs to be in Juvenile Detention.
There's more story to this one than in Gary Paulsen's Lawn
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Alexa
I thought the book was about conflict. Evan and Jessie were constantly having fights and doing pranks on each other. A fight Evan and Jessie had was about how Evan didn't want his little sister in second grade to be in the same grade as him this year. A prank Jessie pulled on Evan was when she put dirt, caterpillars, inchworms, and dead fruit files in Evan's lemonade mix. When Evan went to sell the lemonade, he got a lot of customers who bought lemonade and then asked for their money back becaus ...more
Sueij
My 10 year old received this from his teacher at the end of 3rd grade and read it in a day, declaring it his favorite book ever. Just last week he decided to re-read it, and repeated the statement. He said I should read it too, and I told him I'd love to.

What a well-done book. It tells the story of a brother and sister who view the world in two wildly different ways, but have always been on the same team before. But now something has come between them, and they are battling it out in the Lemonad
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Maka
One of the books I read when I was younger, I loved it back then and I still love it now! The characters are very likable and the story is pretty simple but I love simplicity as long as its not boring which this book wasn't.Its been a while since I read a book so simple,interesting, and funny! Totally recommended to people who want a refreshing and relaxing story! Maybe with a glass of lemonade! (Pun intended)
Teresa
Jessie is skipping from second grade to 4th in the fall--the only problem is that her older brother Evan is in 4th, and in the last few days of summer the family gets a letter saying that there will be only one 4th grade class. Evan is devastated--now his friends will know that his sister is smarter than he is. (And later ha realizes that he doesn't want HER to know it, either.) She has a gift for math and is generally bright, if compulsive about organization, and not good at reading people (nev ...more
Pandora
The story of a fight between a brother (Evan) and sister (Jessie) is told from each point view. Chapter 1 is Evan then Chapter 2 is Jessie. This makes for a very effective showcase of how misunderstandings can become big fights when people are not honest with each other.

The story also mixes in math and business tips in a clever way that doesn't intrude on the story. The story also shows that Jessie and Evan are best as a team. Jessie excels in math but, lacks the ability to understand other peo
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Becky
I enjoyed this book even more the second time around. The Lemonade War is the story of two siblings--Evan and Jessie--and their week-long war over who can make the most money selling lemonade. Officially, this war is all about WHO can earn $100 in just five days, the last five days of summer vacation. The winner takes it all. If he wins, he gets to keep his earnings and her earnings. And vice versa. He dreams of an iPod. She dreams of giving money to an animal rescue league.

Until the last week
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ReGina
Evan and his little sister Jessie usually do everything together, including selling lemonade. However, one event drives a wedge between them and suddenly they are pitted against each other in a lemonade-selling contest.

This is an excellent book for 3-5 graders for a couple of reasons. One, I love any book that intertwines another subject. As Evan has to figure out the calculations for how much lemonade he needs to sell, he writes the division problem and then also graphically represents it to fi
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Kyle See
This book is about Evan and his sister jessie. In the lemonade wars Evan's family is in the middle of summer and its HOT outside. Their Air conditioner has stopped working and there is almost no escape from the heat. Evan and his sister get into a fight over money and they both decide to sell lemonade but not together. They both are fighting about who can sell the most lemonade by the Fourth of July. this book is great for anyone who like the Wednesday Wars.
Aleece
Jessie and Evan have always gotten along pretty well however, all of that changes when a letter arrives from school and makes Evan so upset that he can't even talk to Jessie and wants nothing to do with her. So Evan sets up a lemonade stand without her and this sets Jessie over the edge so she makes her own lemonade stand with none other than Evan's crush, Megan. This means war. And so the lemonade war begins.

I really enjoyed this book a lot and all of my kids in my book group liked it as well.
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Maison Zimmer
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Nat Bond
This book is when Even and Jessie are having a lemonade war and they are trying to get a $100.00 of selling lemonade money in three days. Even and Jessie play pranks to win. This book is in The Lemonade War Series.
Corinna E
The lemonade war tells me I need to be careful when I fight with my sister and not get TO smart and end up in MY sisters class don't leave money in my pocket when I go swimming and lemonade stands are NOT always fun.
Michelle
Great read aloud. I think 3rd grade teachers should read this aloud to their students. We had some great discussions at home, prompted by the story. The framework of the story, having each chapter switch between the brother and sisters POV was very helpful in talking about empathy and about how easily misunderstandings happen.

I really liked the note card story. Megan's teacher would have her students write a note card once a week to a randomly chosen classmate, telling them something they liked
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Lindi
Plenty of surprises await in this story of a feuding brother and sister. It's funny and I'm looking forward to reading book two. I wonder if a certain someone gets his comeuppance?
Laura Hughes
A brother and sister enter into a competition to see who can sell the most lemonade and, in the process, learn valuable lessons in math, personal finance, and business tactics. I love this book both from the perspective of an adult screening books for potential gifts to kids and as a former kid who knows what I liked when I was eight. As a kid, I loved the details about business workings, entrepreneurship, and organization in "The Baby-sitters Club," especially the rare books with math problems ...more
Alexis
Jun 26, 2008 Alexis rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Rachel and Kendyl and Ben!!
Shelves: fiction-books
I learned that you need to be nice to your brothers and sisters. Also it was really cool to see it from both the brother and the sister's point of view
Weston Graham
Evan and Jessie are brother and sister and tend to get into fights (a lot). But for the last five days of summer they make a bet for whoever makes $100 from lemonade by Sunday night wins and takes all. But by the end Jessie starts to make a lemonade empire making $100 then $200 and then $300 and so on. Evan on the other hand he had gone to the middle of town and sold a ton of lemonade. But in the end who really won?
I really liked this book because it teaches you a lot about real world business
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Julia Satovsky
Overall I thought this book was pretty good. I think it was a little bit of an easy read for me, next time I will choose a harder book. I liked how it incorporated math into the book, when Jessie would do some math to figure out how much money she earned. I also like how the author put some lemonade tips at the end of the book. I didn't really like how the author made it so that one minute Evan and Jessie hated each other and then on like the last chapter they made up out of nowhere. I also didn ...more
Kelsey
I was hesitant to read this book aloud to my seven-year old because because it is about a feud between a brother and sister. Not behavior I want emulated. Also, because it is about having a lemonade stand, which my son wants to do but I'm dragging me feet about. That said, I was pleasantly surprised when this book led to several very good discussions about relationships, communication, and assumptions. I disliked that the mother was so removed, but in the end, I did like that she let the two of ...more
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