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Double Fudge
Fudge Series, Book 4
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Part of the classic Fudge series from Judy Blume, bestselling author of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing!Fudge is obsessed with money. He's making his own "Fudge Bucks" and has plans to buy the entire...
Part of the classic Fudge series from Judy Blume, bestselling author of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing!Fudge is obsessed with money. He's making his own "Fudge Bucks" and has plans to buy the entire...
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  • Part of the classic Fudge series from Judy Blume, bestselling author of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing!
    Fudge is obsessed with money. He's making his own "Fudge Bucks" and has plans to buy the entire world. But life gets really crazy when Fudge and his older brother, Peter, run into their long-lost relatives, the Howie Hatchers. Now they have to deal with annoying twin cousins and a weird younger cousin, coincidentally named Farley Drexel Hatcher—just like Fudge! Their names aren't the only similarity, and before long, mini-Fudge is causing just as much trouble as Fudge always has!
    "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 series
    Love Fudge, Peter, and Sheila? Read all the books featuring your favorite characters:
    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
    Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
    Superfudge

    Fudge-a-Mania

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  • From the book Chapter 1

    The Miser

    When my brother Fudge was five, he discovered money in a big way. "Hey, Pete," he said one night as
    I was getting out of the shower. "How much would
    it cost to buy New York?"

    "The city or the state?" I asked, as if it were a serious question.

    "Which is bigger?"

    "The state, but all the good stuff is in the city." People who don't live in the city might disagree, but I'm a city kind of guy.

    "We live in the city, right?" Fudge said. He was sitting on the open toilet seat in his pajamas.

    "You're not doing anything, are you?" I asked as I toweled myself dry.

    "What do you mean, Pete?"

    "I mean you're sitting on the toilet, and you haven't pulled down your pj's."

    He swung his feet and started laughing. "Don't worry, Pete. Only Tootsie still poops in her pants." Tootsie is our little sister. She'll be two in February.

    Fudge watched as I combed my wet hair. "Are you going someplace?" he asked.

    "Yeah, to bed." I got into clean boxers and pulled a T-shirt over my head.

    "Then how come you're getting dressed?"

    "I'm not getting dressed. Starting tonight, this is what I wear instead of pajamas. And how come you're still up?"

    "I can't go to sleep until you tell me, Pete."

    "Tell you what?"

    "How much it would cost to buy New York City."

    "Well, the Dutch paid about twenty-four dollars for it back in the sixteen hundreds."

    "Twenty-four dollars?" His eyes opened wide. "That's all?"

    "Yeah, it was a real bargain. But don't get your hopes up. That's not what it would cost today, even if it were for sale, which it's not."

    "How do you know, Pete?"

    "Believe me, I know!"

    "But how?"

    "Listen, Fudge . . . by the time you're twelve there's a lot of stuff you know, and you don't even know how you know it."

    He repeated my line. "There's a lot of stuff you know and you don't even know how you know it!" Then he laughed like crazy. "That's a tongue twister, Pete."

    "No, that's just the truth, Fudge."

    The next day he was at it again. In the elevator he asked Sheila Tubman, "How much money do you have, Sheila?"

    "That's not a polite question, Fudgie," she told him. "Nice people don't talk about their money, especially in these times." Sheila gave me a look like it was my fault my brother has no manners. I hope she's not in my class this year. I hope that every year, and every year she's there, like some kind of itch you can't get rid of, no matter how hard you scratch.

    "I'm nice," Fudge said, "and I like to talk about money. You want to know how much I have?"

    "No," Sheila told him. "It's nobody's business but yours."

    He told her anyway. I knew he would. "I have fourteen dollars and seventy-four cents. I mise my money every night before I go to sleep."

    "You mise your money?" Sheila asked. Then she shook her head at me like it's my fault he thinks mise is a word.

    Henry, who runs the elevator in our building, laughed. "Nothing like having a miser in the family."

    "You don't have to be a miser, Fudge," Sheila said. "If you like counting money so much, you can work
    at a bank when you grow up."

    "Yeah," Fudge said. "I can work at a bank and mise my money all day long."

    Sheila sighed. "He doesn't get it," she said to me.

    "He's only Þve," I reminded her.

    "Almost six," he reminded me. Then he tugged Sheila's arm. "Hey, Sheila . . . you know how much the Dude paid for New York City?"

    "The Dude?" Sheila asked. "Is this some kind of joke?"

    "Not the Dude," I told Fudge. "The Dutch."

    "His name was Peter Minuit,"...

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  • DOGO Books 20avamenta - This is another hilarious book by Judy Bloom! This time, Fudge is obsessed with money. On one of his school papers he writes "a good name for me is Mr.Money". The teachers don't know what to do with him. Every night he "mises" or counts his money. At dinner, he won't pass anything (like ketchup,salt, or pepper) unless someone pays him. One day his parents decide to take him to Washington D.C to see how money is made. How do think that goes? $
  • Publisher's Weekly

    June 24, 2002
    Fans of Superfudge
    and Fudge-a-Mania
    will welcome the return of seventh-grader Peter Hatcher and his five-year-old brother, Fudge, who in this comical caper meet distant cousins from Hawaii. The two families unexpectedly encounter one another in Washington, D.C., where the New York City Hatchers have gone so that Fudge, who has developed an obsession with money, can visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The Howie Hatcher clan proves an eccentric lot. Twins Fauna and Flora, unironicially nicknamed the Natural Beauties, would be in Peter's grade if they weren't home-schooled; apt to break into corny songs at any moment, they perform together as the Heavenly Hatchers. Their younger brother, who shares Fudge's real name (Farley Drexel), acts like a dog, growling and licking people. And their father won't stop calling Peter's dad "Tubby." Narrator Peter grits his teeth when the Honolulu Hatchers invite themselves to Manhattan to stay in his family's cramped apartment, where—nestled in their sleeping bags on the living room floor—they "slept flat on their backs, like a row of hot dogs in their rolls. All that was missing was the mustard and the relish." The boy is further appalled when the twins show up at his school and convene an assembly so that they can sing. Peter's wry reactions to the sometimes outsize goings-on, Fudge's inimitable antics and the characters' rousing repartee contribute to the sprightly clip of this cheerful read. Ages 8-12.

  • Publisher's Weekly

    September 9, 2002
    Fudge, arguably the most irrepressible little brother on Earth, is back, and is causing all sorts of comic trouble in this adaptation of Blume's latest book about the Hatcher family. When Fudge develops an obsession with money, his parents plan a family trip to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. While in Washington, D.C., the Hatchers run into some long-lost cousins, the Howie Hatchers of Honolulu. The Howie Hatchers invite themselves to New York City for a get-reacquainted visit with their relatives, and the wackiness for which Blume's tales are known ensues. All the while, Blume accurately captures seventh-grader Peter Hatcher's exasperation and embarrassment over his family with both humor and good-heartedness. Though she occasionally sounds too babyish in her portrayal of Fudge, Blume generally breezes through the Hatchers' antics with unflagging energy and a knowing sense of fun. The author has included a brief introduction describing her inspiration for the story. Simultaneous release with the Dutton hardcover.
    Ages 6-up.

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