Do you remember middle school?
Are you trying to forget, thank you very much?
Well, these ten short stories will certainly remind young readers of the trials and tribulations of their everyday existence . . . and make them laugh out loud at the same time.
From Angela Johnson's funny story about a klutzy girl who thinks that square dancing will save her from the evil trampoline in gym, to Jim Proimos's zany comic book story about always missing the bus, to Avi's imaginative story about an atrocious speller who manages to survive a robbery attempt and earn an A in English at the same time . . . each of these fictional stories humorously reflects those magical and not-so-magical school moments that we've all experienced.
Photos and reminiscences of the authors from their own school days add a personal touch to the collection, letting kids know that they aren't the only ones who've had to suffer the indignity of pop quizzes and sloppy joes!
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Nancy E. Mercado lives in New York City.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-7–This amusing anthology of 10 short stories, by authors such as Avi, Angela Johnson, David Lubar, and Rachel Vail, will resonate with students everywhere. Sarah Weeks's "Experts, Incorporated," explores how a name can lead to horrific nicknames, like that of the protagonist: Curtain, Rod. Readers will cringe at their own inadequacies, sympathize with the embarrassment of the characters, groan at the familiar odor of "fish sticks in the lunchroom," and cheer when the shame of being in "Special Reading" results in self-awareness and new friends. James Proimos's "The Grade School Zone" is a comic-strip story of a boy's Italian grandmother who fractures the English language. Lee Wardlaw's "The Desk" centers on the mystery and magic arising from the seat of an itinerant circus student, and David Rice's "Tied to Zelda" describes a crush on a friend in school. A skillfully written and engaging collection that's sure to be popular.–Rebecca Sheridan, Easttown Library & Information Center, Berwyn, PA
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Descripción Dial Books, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110803728735
Descripción Dial, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0803728735