Everybody is wriggling in their seats with only two weeks of school left until summer. Nothing seems to quite grasp anyone's attention until Miss Applebaum announces a contest to raise twenty dollars or more for a new wing of the hospital. The winner gets all the sugary treats they can handle from the annual Strawberry Festival. Once again the Malloy girls and the Hartford boys have something to compete to be the best for. Nothing goes quite as planned, though, giving you the chance to see the rival neighbors work together. That does not mean they have to like each other, though, and when the Hatford's find out that the Malloy sisters are not moving back to Ohio at the end of summer, and in fact moving even closer to them, their world seems to crash. Some of their best pranks are played on each other to keep them from staying.
There is always something to compete to be the best for, as rival neighbors, the Malloy girls and the Hatford boys, prove in every book of the Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's series. Ages 8-11 142 Pages
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