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"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' lem
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ebook, 192 pages
Published May 4th 2009 by Hmh Books for Young Readers (first published April 23rd 2007)
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Sandra
Aug 24, 2015 Sandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!

Evan and Jessie Treski will be in the same fourth grade classroom next year, since Jessie will skip one grade. Evan is not really happy with the idea of having his little sister in his same grade, specially because Jessie is the "smart-one" and he's scared to death of being embarrassed by her.
Jessie can't understand why Evan is so mad at her. She was feeling so happy she'll be in Evan's class next year since he is the "good-one-understanding-people" and could help her to fit in
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Jenny
Jun 25, 2009 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Martha Freeman
Sep 06, 2012 Martha Freeman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“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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Brenda
Aug 10, 2012 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
April
Jan 13, 2015 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sarika Patkotwar
Nov 18, 2014 Sarika Patkotwar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I used to read Middle Grade books when I myself was a middle grader. Then I don't know how, but I stopped reading MG books. The sole explanation I had for the same is that I outgrew those books. Then I won a couple of books that fall under the genre in giveaways. My first thought when I received those books was that I would give them away. One Sunday afternoon, I was browsing my book shelf for a quick and small read. I couldn't find anything. That's when I came across The Lemonade War and I thou ...more
Brittney Lara
Nov 23, 2015 Brittney Lara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wow-books
I read this entire book in one sitting! I don't often do that anymore since life gets ahead of me but this was a book I shared with my 5th grade sister. We sat side by side all day long reading to one another until we finished. When we got to the end I said GIVE ME MORE! I wanted the next copy. I needed to know what else happens to these characters. I was invested. This book is not only hysterical, it has great life lessons for kids. You can take this book and use it in math. What you can use li ...more
Kate
Jun 11, 2015 Kate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Things have been strained between Evan and Jessie since they found out that Jessie will be skipping a grade. That means she'll be in the fourth grade next year, like Evan - and worst of all, they'll be in the same class. Evan's worried that Jessie's intelligence will make him look bad. Jessie's worried she won't make friends as easily as Evan does. Their worries and anger at each other spark an all-out lemonade stand war. Whoever earns the most money at their respective lemonade stand by the sta ...more
Barbara
Dec 22, 2014 Barbara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 29, 2011 Emma G rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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

Question

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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
Oct 11, 2009 Mtbike40 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 25, 2014 Kaahini J rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 27, 2009 Marfita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
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
Nov 17, 2013 Alexa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
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
Jan 25, 2014 Sueij rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youth-ya
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
Feb 25, 2014 Maka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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)
Johnny
Nov 10, 2015 Johnny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was good, but not my favorite. The reason I read this book is because i know it wouldn't take long to read it. What I liked about it was that it seemed like what any brother and sister would be like when they are young. I would suggest reading it if you want a quick read.
Elizabeth
I read this because Santi read it, loved it, and insisted that I read it, too. I did love the playground trial and the sibling loyalty, which I'm sure was the reason for his recommendation. However, I haaaaaattttte when books for middle grade kids normalize romance. Really? Eight-year-olds with crushes? Ack!
Leslie Wilkins
Mar 28, 2015 Leslie Wilkins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book for reading out loud to the kids. This clever series introduces industry-related concepts with each chapter. This book focuses on business and marketing. But the story is so well done, readers don't realize they're learning at the same time.
Melissa
Dec 03, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could not put this down. Yes, it's about childish brother-sister angst, but it's not ordinary. And this book includes graphic features and math skills, an opportunity to really push my students, getting them to truly connect their learning.
Heather
May 01, 2013 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
We read this as a family because the school purchased a copy for every family in the school and then gave incentives for reading it together. I think the concept of the whole school reading a book together and encouraging family read-aloud time is fabulous. However, I cannot understand why this book was chosen. Compared to all of the fabulous classic read-aloud books available, this was really disappointing. I was constantly "editing" as I read because the brother and sister were continually cal ...more
Nya
Oct 05, 2015 Nya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Evan and his sister Jessie were out of school for Summer! They were nice to each other until Evan found out Jessie was skipping a year of school and now they were in the same grade the next year, which means they will be in the same class! They decided to have a a war, a Lemonade war! Winner gets all the money! They worked hard for money! They needed money! The War has just begun! Read and find out who will win this Lemonade war!!


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Amanda
Dec 17, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My fourth grade daughter and I both read The Lemonade War as a mom-daughter book club. Terrific book which brings up topics of discussion relevant to her age. We're excited to read book 2 in the series to discover who is the $$ thief!
Lia Angelides
Feb 01, 2016 Lia Angelides rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessie Treski and her brother Evan have a pretty good relationship…usually. But when Evan finds out that Jessie will be skipping third grade and will share his fourth-grade classroom, he gets pretty angry. It’s bad enough that his sister gets all the good grades, but now she is going to mess up things with his friends as well. His anger grows…and grows…and then he explodes, saying awful things to her that he knows he will regret later. Jessie responds and their argument swells until they make a ...more
Sarah Zablotney
Title: The Lemonade War
Author: Jacqueline Davies
Genre: Science fiction
Theme(s): Family, Competition, Entrepreneurship
Opening line/sentence: “Slump (slump) n. A drop in the activity of a business or the economy.”
Brief Book Summary: This fun book is about sibling rivalry, when Evan finds out his younger sister Jessie is skipping a grade and is going to share the fourth grade with him, he is not happy about it. The siblings make a wage, which is riding on who can sell the most lemonade. The sibli
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The Lemonade War

I liked the book a lot because the was so much drama in between Evan and Jessie both the protagonist. The book is about is about this boy named Evan and a girl named Jessie that are brother and sister growing up. Evan and Jessie become bestfriends when they are growing up and always selling lemonade together till a point. When they became older they separated and went to there own paths along with new friends. Then they decided to have a
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Maddie
Oct 30, 2015 Maddie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Lemonade War is a very interesting book to read. It took place in Maine and the time period was present. The two main characters are Jessie and Evan and they are brother and sister. Conflict goes on throughout the book between them. Evan is getting upset about his younger sister skipping two grades and coming to join his class. Jessie doesn't understand why he was mad at her and she tries to play with or help her brother, but she gets pushed away every time. War breaks out when they both sta ...more
Julia Bertini
Sep 27, 2015 Julia Bertini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is a realistic fiction book in this time period. Sometimes the author made me feel like I was really there, even though I don’t know where it is or ever had a lemonade stand.

Evan was the angry and confused main character of the book. The author lets you see through the eyes of Evan, and how the story unfolds into something you weren’t expecting that and that makes you want to read the sequel really badly. Evan makes you want to keep reading to see if he will figure things out, win th
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