by Judy Blume

Hardcover, 1990



Local notes

Fic Blu





Dutton Juvenile (1990), Edition: 1st, 160 pages


Pete describes the family vacation in Maine with the Tubmans, highlighted by the antics of his younger brother Fudge.


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Physical description

160 p.; 5.75 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member mlsweatman
I really like this book because Peter has to go stay in Maine for a couple weeks in a house right beside Sheila Tubman. The amount of hate Peter has for Sheila is ridiculous and he is devastated when he found out that he had to live next to her! The worst part of the story is that he still has to
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put up with his annoying brother Farley. He has called his little brother Fudge since "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and he is still just as annoying as he was in the last book.
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LibraryThing member emma4321
I loved the book & the ending was so good!
LibraryThing member sykim
Fudge is going to Maine, and says he is going to marry Sheila who is three times older than him. His brother Peter won't let him.
LibraryThing member jychoi
This book will good for people who have a younger brother because the main character is the younger brother, Fudge.
Fudge always causes trouble for his brother, Peter! So I think people (who have brother) knew Peter's feelings of annoying easily.
LibraryThing member catnor
My favorite part is when Fudge went to the library with Peter and Peter fell in love with the librarian. I also liked when they were at the library and Fudge couldn't find a book called "Find Me a Fudge". He thought there should be a book named that because his friend named Mitzy had a book called
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"Find Me a Mitzy". Also I liked when Sheila's grandpa got married to Peter's grandma. Sheila and Peter have always been enemies but now they are relatives!
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LibraryThing member AprilSDavis
Summary: This is a story about a young boy named Peter and his younger brother Fudge. Fudge is always getting into trouble. In this story the family takes a vacation to the cabins in Maine in a cabin right next to Sheila Tubman, who Peter doesn't like. Kids will love the hilarious antics of Fudge
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as he gets into one predicament after the other.

Personal reaction: I loved this story. I have a Fudge in my family (my younger sister). She was always getting into everything so I could relate to Peter in the story.

Classroom Extension: Can be used to show children how to adapt to younger siblings. Can be used to show children how to overcome your dislike for someone and become friends.
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LibraryThing member clwalker
Peter Hatcher's summer is not looking good. First of all, Peter's brother Fudge — the five-year-old human hurricane — has a plan: to marry Peter's sworn enemy, Sheila Tubman. Disgusting! Could anything be worse? Yes. Peter's parents have decided to rent a summer house next, door to the
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Tubman's. Which means Peter will be stuck with Fudge and Sheila the Cootie Queen for three whole weeks!

Will Peter be able to survive the summer? It may not be the vacation of Peter's dreams, but, as millions of Judy Blume fans know, it won't be dull. When Fudge is around, anything can happen... and does!
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LibraryThing member mwade4
Summary: Peter despises Sheila Tubman, especially now that his brother, Fudge, tells him that he wants to marry Sheila. For this reason, Fudge is very excited and looking forward to their family's vacation in Maine this summer. He plans to marry Sheila while they are in Maine. Sheila's family is
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vacationing right near Fudge and Peter as well.

Evaluation/Argument: This is another great book about Peter and Fudge and their crazy antics. Readers love Fudge and his wild adventures. This book is very funny and will keep any reader's attention as the story continues. When I was growing up I loved these books too! I loved all of the books in the series and loved seeing the relationship of Peter and Fudge develop. Readers will love that the chapters are generally pretty short. Judy Blume did not include too many events in each chapters, which make it easier for readers to understand and comprehend the text. Hopefully others love this book, and the others in the series, as much as I did.
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LibraryThing member sturlington
Another in the Fudge series: Peter, Fudge, and Tootsie go with the family on a three-week vacation in Maine, but they have to share a house with that annoying Sheila. Enjoyable gentle humor as in all the Fudge books, although not quite as funny as the first two in the series.

Listened to audiobook
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on road trip (2015).
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LibraryThing member ashleytylerjohn
I feel a bit silly giving it 4 stars--but it's just so gosh-darned genial I think I'd hurt its feelings at 3. Mostly its aspirations aren't that high, so it's like rating food trucks compared to gourmet restaurants--but it does what it sets out to do very, very well. It's a light, breezy read, and
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unlike many kids' books revisited as an adult, it works. It's dated (no one worries about cell phone reception in the woods, which would be my nephew's first concern now!), and I'm not convinced that "cooties" was a thing even when it was written--more likely during the author's youth--but once past that and into the vacation it was a treat to read.

Normally I knock off imaginary points for not having a compelling through-line and just being a set of episodes, but Ms. Blume manages to dangle enough carrots that you feel there's some sort of plot--or at least an expectation of things to come next, or at some point, and that was enough for me here.

(Note: 5 stars = amazing, wonderful, 4 = very good book, 3 = decent read, 2 = disappointing, 1 = awful, just awful. I'm fairly good at picking for myself so end up with a lot of 4s).
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Fudge-A-Mania by Judy Blume (Paperback)




½ (373 ratings; 3.8)
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