by Judy Blume | Grades: 4-7 | Ages: 8-12 | Lexile Level: 490
About Fudge-A-Mania by Judy Blume
Part of the classic Fudge series from Judy Blume, bestselling author of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing!
Peter Hatcher can't catch a break. His little brother, Fudge--the five-year-old human hurricane--has big plans to marry Peter's sworn enemy, Sheila Tubman. That alone would be enough to ruin Peter's summer, but now his parents have decided to rent a summer home next door to Sheila the Cootie Queen's house. Peter will be trapped with Fudge and Sheila for three whole weeks!
"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
A Biographical Note About Judy Blume
Judy Blume (1938 - ) 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.
Judy lives with her husband in Key West and New York City. You can visit her at judyblume.com.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first in this five-book series about Peter, Fudge, and Sheila. Others are Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, Superfudge, and Double Fudge.