Readers who loved The Fourteenth Goldfish will cheer for Olivia Bean as she strives to win kids’ week Jeopardy!
Olivia Bean knows trivia. She watches Jeopardy!
every night and usually beats at least one of the contestants. If she were better at geography, she would try out for the show’s kids’ week. Not only could she win bundles of money, she’d get to go to the taping in California, where her dad, who left two years ago and who Olivia misses like crazy, lives with his new family. One day Olivia’s friend-turned-nemesis, Tucker, offers to help her bulk up her geography knowledge. Before Olivia knows it, she’s getting help from all sorts of unexpected sources: her almost-stepdad, super-annoying Neil; her genius little brother, Charlie; even her stressed-out mom. But will the one person she wants to impress more than anyone else show up to support her?
March 12, 2013
Lexile: 680L | Fountas/Pinnell: W
DONNA GEPHART is the author of As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President, How to Survive Middle School, Death by Toilet Paper
and Lily and Dunkin
. She lives in Jupiter, Florida, with her family.
A SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST!
“This tale will have readers cheering for the resilient, resourceful Olivia”--Kirkus
, Starred Review
"The real draw in this tender, triumphant novel from Gephart is Olivia's successful progression through Jeopardy!'s hoops and the happy ending for our particulary deserving contestant."--Publisher's Weekly
"Gephart has crafted a convincing narrative about a child trying to make sense of a complex adult world."--School, Library Journal
"A tender, funny portrayal of a girl learning to appreciate both what she has and what she has to offer."--The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books, Recommended
"Gephart keeps all the parts moving, even adding a dollop of romance."--Booklist