Celebrate 45 years of Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great!
Part of the classic Fudge series from Judy Blume, bestselling author of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
Who is Sheila Tubman? Even Sheila isn’t sure. Sometimesshe feels like confident Sheila the Great, and other timesshe’s secret Sheila, who’s afraid of spiders, swimming,and, most of all, dogs. When her family decides to leavethe city for a summer in the country, Sheila will haveto suffer everything from long-eared dogs to swimminglessons to creepy spiders. That’s enough to drive a city girlnuts! If she survives at all, Sheila may be forced to admitthat she’s no supergirl.
“As a kid, Judy Blume was my favorite author, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
was my favorite book.”—Jeff Kinney, author of the bestselling Wimpy Kid seriesLove Fudge, Peter, and Sheila? Read all these books featuring your favorite characters:Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Superfudge Fudge-a-Mania Double Fudge
April 5, 2007
Lexile: 590L | Fountas/Pinnell: R
JUDY BLUME spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She spent her adult years in many places, doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Her numerous books have won many awards, including the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
is the first in a five-book series about Peter, Fudge, and Sheila. Judy lives with her husband in Key West and New York City.You can visit her at judyblume.com.
Praise for Judy Blume and the Fudge books:
“Each [Fudge book] is packed with wacky earthy disasters that are her trademark and that children love to read about . . . Judy Blume has a knack for knowing what children think about and an honest, highly amusing way of writing about it.” —The New York Times
“It’s a pleasure to watch a talented author like Judy Blume consistently create books that reflect a
remarkable ability for combining humor with perceptive insight into a child’s world.” —Publishers Weekly
“Blume has her eye on the fine details of life, whether funny or frustrating.” —Booklist
“For anyone who has ever been ‘burdened’ by a pesky younger brother, there’s fast and funny
reading in this story.” —Children’s Digest
on Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
“As usual, Blume’s humor and pitch-perfect ear for sibling rivalry and family dynamics will have readers giggling with recognition. Newcomers and Fudge fans alike will savor this installment in the well-loved series.” —Booklist
on Double Fudge
infects kids with giggles.” —BookPage