Special Sub-Topic: Boys vs. Girls Series, Part 1
|What does Wally's dad do for a living? |
Mailman. Mr. Hatford works as a postman. His wife works at the hardware store and Mr. Malloy, aka Coach Malloy, is a football coach.
|What does Beth's dad do for a living?|
Football Coach. Coach Malloy is a college football coach. He took Mr. Benson's position when the Benson family moved to Georgia.
|What do the Benson boys say their teacher was going to be for Halloween?|
A belly dancer. They call her the Georgia Peach because she's good looking. Wally is constantly saying, "I don't care about your Georgia Peach! Come back to Buckman!"
|Who of the following is not a Benson brother?|
Peter. Peter is a Hatford! The Bensons are Doug, Steve, Tony, Bill and Danny. The Hatfords are Peter, Jake, Josh and Wally.
|What did Caroline go trick-or-treating as?|
Goblin Queen. She wore her outfit from the play. Their lizard costume was destroyed, just like the boys' alien costume was destroyed.
|The boys won the Halloween contest.|
f. They were both disqualified for destroying each other's costumes. A group of kids dressed up as instruments won.
|What does Beth love to do more than anything?|
Read. Her nose is always in a book! However, she may love playing pranks on the boys more...
|Did the boys commit the first prank?|
y. The first prank was dumping dead animals onto the girls' side of the river. The girls' first prank (the second prank in all) was faking Caroline's death.
|How many times has Caroline "died"?|
Twice. Once when she was dumped in the river and once when they found her "dead" in the snow. She used raspberry syrup as blood.
|Which of the brothers likes to observe things? Such as, in the first book, he was seeing how long it would take to float an empty cardboard box around the river.|
Wally. Peter likes to observe Wally observing things, but he generally doesn't do it on his own. Even if he did, it was Wally floating that waffle box around the river.
|Who is Wally's fourth grade teacher?|
Mrs. Applebaum. She's described as looking like an apple, too! She's constantly settling the fights of Wally and Caroline.
|Wally is a year older than Caroline. What grade is she in?|
Fourth & 4th. She skipped a grade, because she's "precocious". She's not exactly humble, and often annoys Wally. She's a drama queen!
|What town does this take place in?|
Buckman. Buckman, West Virginia. It sounds like a really neat town. "It seem like a fine place to raise a family," says Mr. Hatford.
|What is the mysterious town animal that everyone fears?|
Abaguchie. The Bensons, Malloys and Hatfords actually catch the abaguchie in their garage one night. They found out it was a cougar.
|Who did Caroline appear as in the town play?|
She ended up not being in the show. She was sick, remember? Another girl got the role. She went to the theater and tried to be in the play, but she had to hand the actual role over.
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