This is book number 1 in the The Lemonade War Series series.
Here is a clever blend of humor, math wizardry, and business know-how. As it captures the one-of-a-kind bond between brother and sister, this poignant novel also subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone’s intent.
For a full hour, he poured lemonade. The world is a thirsty place, he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day. And I am the Lemonade King.
Evan Treski is people-smart. He’s good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart—but not especially good at understanding people. She knows that feelings are her weakest subject.
With just five days left of summer vacation, Evan and Jessie launch an all-out war to see who can sell the most lemonade before school starts. As the battleground heats up, there really is no telling who will win—and even more important, if their fight will ever end.
The six books in this fun-to-read series are:
Jacqueline Davies is the bestselling author of the Lemonade War series, which has inspired young readers across the world to raise money for charitable causes. She is also the award-winning author of the Sydney and Taylor series, illustrated by Deborah Hocking, and Bubbles . . . UP!, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez, which was selected as an ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice and was distinguished as a book of outstanding merit on Bank Street College’s Best Books of the Year list. Visit her online at www.jacquelinedavies.net.
“A funny, fresh, and plausible novel with likeable characters, and is suitable for reluctant readers.” — School Library Journal
"The basics of economics take backseat to Evan and Jessie's realizations about themselves and their relationship. Does a good job of showing the siblings' strengths, flaws, and points of view in this engaging chapter book." — Booklist
"A straightforward plot teaches an important lesson on sibling relationships." — Washington Times
"This compelling tale about growing up and getting along is appealing and engaging." — Book Links