The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

eBook - 2014
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"Fans of Beverly Cleary's Quimbys, Judy Blume's Hatchers, and, more recently, Jeanne Birdsall's Penderwicks will fervently hope that more Fletcher misadventures are yet to come." --School Library Journal, Starred The start of the school year is not going as the Fletcher brothers hoped. Each boy finds his plans for success veering off in unexpected and sometimes diastrous directions. And at home, their miserable new neighbor complains about everything. As the year continues, the boys learn the hard and often hilarious lesson that sometimes what you least expect is what you come to care about the most. Praise for The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher A Junior Library Guild Selection [set star] "Their banter is realistic, and the disorder of their everyday lives, convincing. The Fletcher family rules!" --Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Dana Alison Levy has gloriously reimagined the...
Publisher: 2014
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5233 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780385376532


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A year in the life of a family"”a family with problems and stress, but a family who loves and supports one another. The family Fletcher is made up of two dads, four adopted boys, and a wide array of pets. In addition to daily adventures, the family must learn to deal with their cranky neighb... Read More »

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A fun story that follows four (adopted) brothers and their two Dads through a school year. It features a camping trip, an epic Halloween party, various winter holidays (more presents!), a grumpy neighbour, and lots of growing-up challenges. It would be a great family or classroom read-aloud for about grades 2-5. Also fun to listen to on CD, as the narrator does a great job with the characters, and is especially good at exasperated adults!

May 19, 2016

This is a thoroughly modern update on the traditional family-hijinks story. There's lots of awesome diversity in this book, but it's handled in such a way that it's not the focus of the story at all, allowing Levy to instead direct her attention to each of the four boys' stories. It is at times laugh out loud funny, and a completely entertaining read from start to finish.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

Fans of Jeanne Birdsall’s Penderwicks series will love the Fletchers - two Dads, four adopted boys, pets, relatives, a crabby neighbour, and a year of misadventures.

Aug 04, 2015

what a great book It was a good yes it is about a family with two dads and four adopted kids but it does not make to much of and issue about it. It presents a year or school faced by each of the brothers and the challenges they have that year. also the family deals with a very grumpy next door neighbor

andiejpg Jul 29, 2015

A funny, touching romp with a very amusing family!

Chapel_Hill_KarinM Dec 16, 2014

Really good middle grade novel about a big happy family that happens to have 2 dads and happens to include 4 adopted sons of various ages and ethnicities...but that's just background for an entertaining story about the events of a school year where each boy learns/grows in different ways. Great family dynamic, great incorporation of issues of diversity without becoming preachy, some hilarious (madcap) adventures that include the family pets. Loved it.

I enjoyed this growing-up story with a twist. It's not your typical school story, nor your typical family story, but a great mix of both with funny moments and touching moments. It is about building relationships and learning what matters to you. Grades 4-6


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