The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

Book - 2014
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Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385376525
0385376529
9780385376549
0385376545
9780385376532
Branch Call Number: FICTION Lev
Characteristics: 260 pages ; 22 cm

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A new school year brings big adventure for the Fletcher family, including leaky ice rinks, a curious skunk, spooky stories, and a grumpy neighbor. Part of a series.


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A fun story that follows four (adopted) brothers and their two Dads through a school year. It features a camping trip, an epic Halloween party, various winter holidays (more presents!), a grumpy neighbour, and lots of growing-up challenges. It would be a great family or classroom read-aloud for about grades 2-5. Also fun to listen to on CD, as the narrator does a great job with the characters, and is especially good at exasperated adults!

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marthabwaters
May 19, 2016

This is a thoroughly modern update on the traditional family-hijinks story. There's lots of awesome diversity in this book, but it's handled in such a way that it's not the focus of the story at all, allowing Levy to instead direct her attention to each of the four boys' stories. It is at times laugh out loud funny, and a completely entertaining read from start to finish.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

Fans of Jeanne Birdsall’s Penderwicks series will love the Fletchers - two Dads, four adopted boys, pets, relatives, a crabby neighbour, and a year of misadventures.

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BUNBUN1978
Aug 04, 2015

what a great book It was a good yes it is about a family with two dads and four adopted kids but it does not make to much of and issue about it. It presents a year or school faced by each of the brothers and the challenges they have that year. also the family deals with a very grumpy next door neighbor

andiejpg Jul 29, 2015

A funny, touching romp with a very amusing family!

Chapel_Hill_KarinM Dec 16, 2014

Really good middle grade novel about a big happy family that happens to have 2 dads and happens to include 4 adopted sons of various ages and ethnicities...but that's just background for an entertaining story about the events of a school year where each boy learns/grows in different ways. Great family dynamic, great incorporation of issues of diversity without becoming preachy, some hilarious (madcap) adventures that include the family pets. Loved it.

I enjoyed this growing-up story with a twist. It's not your typical school story, nor your typical family story, but a great mix of both with funny moments and touching moments. It is about building relationships and learning what matters to you. Grades 4-6

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