|Mister Lister and the Two-Way Gift
|Level Q / Grade 4
“I’m Reuven,” he said to his new teacher. He remembered not to shake hands too hard. As he turned away, Reuven tripped on his dangling shoelace. A few of the boys snickered. Reuven wishes everything could stay the same, but there are a lot of changes in his life right now.
His best friend, David, has moved away, and Reuven needs to get used to his new fourth-grade teacher. But the most upsetting change is the arrival of a new boy, Yehuda Taprik. Reuven hopes Yehuda will be a replacement for David, and that they’ll discover they’re related. But events don’t go according to his plans. It will take Zaidy’s fascinating story about the two-way gift to help Reuven understand his confusing feelings.
Young readers will love this addition to the Mister Lister series by award-winning author Judith Pransky, with its engaging illustrations by Sarah Zee.