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Roger Tarkington and the Magic Calendar: Surviving Middle School

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Book #2 in the Roger Tarkington and the Magic Calendar Time Travel Series

Fresh off achieving middle school greatness, 11-year-old Roger Tarkington sets his sights on something bigger than himself. He plans to use his magic calendar to help the powerless at Jefferson Middle School and turn the tables on the school’s powerful bullies.

Just call Roger a modern-day Robin Hood!

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Published February 1st 2021 by Taft Publishing
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Bonnie DeMoss
Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Roger Tarkington is bullied at school, and miserable until he finds a way to change it. He has discovered a magic calendar and is able to relive his embarrassing moments and make changes. But is it worth it?

This is a fun and educational book that middle schoolers will enjoy, but with parental supervision due to the bullying and other sensitive situations. The characters are interesting and the time travel premise is clever.

I received a free copy of this book from the publishers via Netgalley. My
This is an interesting take on time travel, as it is a bit of that, and a bit of Ground Hog Day, because Roger, who has a magic calendar that can allow him to travel to whatever day he points to, keeps going back to the same day to fix the thing that he messed up the first time he was in it.

And apparently, when he time travels, his current self remains in place, and goes through the days, and lets him know what he missed in the non-time travel, by leaving a voice message on his phone, which he s
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Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Roger Tarkington and the Magic Calendar by I.M. Maynard is an entertaining look at daily life for students at Jefferson Middle School. Roger, a new 6th grader, is excited on the first day of school. He’s on a special mission to make his name great, and he thinks Kyle the Vile Brossman, who bullied him incessantly in elementary school, was redistricted to the brand-new Franklin Middle School. Imagine Roger’s surprise when he realizes Kyle moved over the summer. Not only do they have to go to the ...more
Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Roger has a calendar that he hangs inside his locker door. Roger found out that his calendar is magical in that he can do time travel. When Roger’s class gets assigned to read Robin Hood, he decides he will be Roger Hood for his classmates. Roger does a lot of time travel to help himself besides some football players. Then due to a proble he needs to stop before becoming one, he has his friend Elizabeth go with him back to a certain day. When Elizabeth is late for class, Elizabeth says to Roger, ...more
Jennifer Webb
Mar 01, 2021 rated it liked it
Roger Tarkington and the Magic Calendar: Surviving Middle School by I.M. Maynard is the second installment in the middle grade Roger Tarkington and the Magic Calendar series that follows a Robin Hood-esque time-traveling middle schooler.

Book two finds Roger on the hunt to unravel a massive cheating ring at Jefferson Middle School. Roger and his best friend Elizabeth Emily Elliot (whom he has dubbed as E3) are on the case as they travel back in time to right the wrongs at Jefferson. The scandal
Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was ok
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Roger Tarkington and the Magic Calendar is an entertaining look at daily life for students at Jefferson Middle School.
I’m sure we’d all love to turn back time to prevent a small but potentially embarrassing moment happening (eg dropping your lunch or colliding with somebody), well Roger has a magic calendar that allows him to time travel to do just this - but he soon comes to realise that altering a situation can help people but inadvertently hurt them too. There is a moral theme that runs thro
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I remember the first day of middle school, I think I can relate with Roger. I was so exited and happy, ready to become the leader of the school. But when you get there it is a different story. Other kids don't care about your feeling, you need to work hard to fit in. I just gave up at one point. In this new adventure Roger encounter so many challenges and obstacles. I try to get close to my crush, Just like Roger with Camila. But she didn't like me.. Overall I liked this book very much, 20/10 s ...more
Ms. Yingling
Jan 18, 2021 rated it liked it
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After his adventures in Quest for Middle School Greatness, Roger finds that his time traveling calendar comes in handy once again. This time, he finds that Adam is doing homework for Jonas, who is on the football team and struggling to get everything done. His friend, E3, is trying to break the story for the school paper, and Roger is trying to become closer to his crush, Camila. There's corruption in the administration and the coaching staff, but Roger has trouble tra
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I.M. Maynard is a survivor…middle school survivor, that is, having successfully navigated the landmines and pots of gold that occur daily during the middle grades.

Middle school was also the period in I.M. Maynard’s life when he was severely bitten by the writing bug, a devastating condition that has consumed enormous time and energy, ultimately leading to his writing of Roger Tarkington and the M

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