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Four on the Shore (Easy to Read level 3)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Using their cache of already published easy-to-read books, Puffin launched their Easy-to-Read program. Favorite stories by such beloved authors as James Marshall, Jean Van Leeuwen, and Harriet Ziefert are certain to attract readers to this series. Though the quality of stories in this series is uneven, some of them are superb. Like most other beginning-to-read series, ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published May 1st 1994 by Penguin Young Readers (first published March 29th 1985)
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Judy
Ever dependable James Marshall. He had the best sense of humour. This is perfect as a beginning to read book, or as a read-aloud.
Carissa Gelinas
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This book is about three friends that go meet at the lake and one of their little brother's follows them down. They try to get him to go away by telling scary stories. Each of the three older boys go through and tell their idea of a scary story. None of them seemed to scare Willie. Then, it was Willie's turn to tell a story, and he ends up scaring the older boys more! This would be a good book for kids that could use a bit of a challenge. The vocabulary isn't difficult, but there is a
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Samantha
Jan 05, 2013 Samantha rated it liked it
Three friends go down to the lake to work on homework and hang out. When an annoying little brother makes them a group of four, the friends decide to tell scary stories so he won’t want to stick around. The kids all take turns telling stories, each one making additions and deletions to each other’s stories until the annoying little brother surprises everyone by telling the most terrifying tale of all.

I love the story within a story feature in these books and the fact that the kids are storytelli
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Haley Herman
Sep 26, 2014 Haley Herman rated it liked it
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It was okay.

The reason I'm giving it three stars is because it bothers me that:
a) the kids receive absolutely no form of punishment for bullying the little brother and
b) the little brother/his parents are totally oblivious to the fact that sometimes the big brother wants time by himself with just his friends.

The better moral would have been to have Willie realize that just because Spider doesn't want to spend every second of every day with him doesn't mean he doesn't love him.
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Jun 28, 2014 Keely Shannon rated it really liked it
I'm holding onto this until the week of Halloween for a read-aloud and then putting it in our classroom library. :)
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James Edward Marshall (October 10, 1942 – October 13, 1992), who also wrote as Edward Marshall, was a children's author and illustrator.

His father worked on the railroad, was a band member in the 1930s, and his mother sang in the local church choir. His family later moved to Beaumont, Texas. Marshall said: "Beaumont is deep south and swampy and I hated it. I knew I would die if I stayed there so I
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