How to Eat Fried Worms

by Thomas Rockwell

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Book Information

Publication Date: 1973

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 560L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level R

Interest Level: Grades 3-5

Major Awards: Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book

Number of Pages: 115 pages

Word Count: 39,040 words

Audible Book Length: 1 hr and 53 mins

Book Themes: friendship, cheating

Genre: historical fiction novel for young adults

Setting: Gratton, a rural town in New York not far from New York City - The town is close enough for a day trip into the city when the boys went to the Mets game.

Important Quote: I’ll bet you fifty dollars you can’t eat fifteen worms. I really will.

First Line: Hey, Tom! Where were you last Night?

Point of View: third-person omniscient perspective

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