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The Janitor's Boy

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Janitor's Boy

The Janitor¿s Boy By Andrew Clements This book is about Jack Rankin, a fifth grade boy who learns he will be attending school where his dad is the head janitor. He loves his dad very much but when he was younger his classmates picked on him because he said he want...
The Janitor¿s Boy By Andrew Clements This book is about Jack Rankin, a fifth grade boy who learns he will be attending school where his dad is the head janitor. He loves his dad very much but when he was younger his classmates picked on him because he said he wanted to be a janitor when he grew up, just like his dad. From that point on Jack had a different opinion about his dad¿s work. Jack becomes very angry and embarrassed, when his fellow classmates realize that his dad is the janitor at their new school. Jack acts out and vandalizes his school desk to get back at his dad. Instead his actions rebound and he has to clean desks everyday for three weeks. Jack becomes the janitor¿s assistant. He found some keys in his dad¿s office that had access to every door in the whole school, but there is one particular door that he is really interested in. During the book he finds the door that will lead to an adventure. Jack learns a lot about his dad and realizes that he loves his dad for who he is no matter what others may think. I really enjoyed reading this book. Clements did a great job relating this book to real life situations. If you like to read books with real life situations that could possibly apply to your own life then you could read The Janitor¿s Boy. If you like books filled with excitement, adventure, and morals, this is the book for you. The suspense in this book keeps the reader focused. This book is so good you will not want to put it down. If you would like to take an awesome adventure with Jack you can read this book.

posted by Anonymous on December 5, 2006

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The Review of The Janitor's Boy

The book is called The Janitor's Boy.The Janior's Boy is about a kid named Jack.Jack's dad is a janitor.People make fun of his dad.He wishes his dad was not a janitor. Jack put gum on the bottom of a desk to make more work for his dad.He had to be a junio...
The book is called The Janitor's Boy.The Janior's Boy is about a kid named Jack.Jack's dad is a janitor.People make fun of his dad.He wishes his dad was not a janitor. Jack put gum on the bottom of a desk to make more work for his dad.He had to be a junior janitor after school for three weeks. One day he found some keys.There was one that led to a hidden door.The hidden door led to a steam tunnel.Inside the tunnel was a boy that told Jack more about his dad. I would reccomend this book if you like adventure.It was a very exiting and good book.

posted by Anonymous on January 21, 2003

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2006

    Janitor's Boy

    The Janitor¿s Boy By Andrew Clements This book is about Jack Rankin, a fifth grade boy who learns he will be attending school where his dad is the head janitor. He loves his dad very much but when he was younger his classmates picked on him because he said he wanted to be a janitor when he grew up, just like his dad. From that point on Jack had a different opinion about his dad¿s work. Jack becomes very angry and embarrassed, when his fellow classmates realize that his dad is the janitor at their new school. Jack acts out and vandalizes his school desk to get back at his dad. Instead his actions rebound and he has to clean desks everyday for three weeks. Jack becomes the janitor¿s assistant. He found some keys in his dad¿s office that had access to every door in the whole school, but there is one particular door that he is really interested in. During the book he finds the door that will lead to an adventure. Jack learns a lot about his dad and realizes that he loves his dad for who he is no matter what others may think. I really enjoyed reading this book. Clements did a great job relating this book to real life situations. If you like to read books with real life situations that could possibly apply to your own life then you could read The Janitor¿s Boy. If you like books filled with excitement, adventure, and morals, this is the book for you. The suspense in this book keeps the reader focused. This book is so good you will not want to put it down. If you would like to take an awesome adventure with Jack you can read this book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    This is one of the best books Andrew Clements has wrote. If you like suspence you will like this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Andrew Clements fan

    Good book!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2008

    My Review of Janitor`s Boy

    This is a great book for 9 to 12 years old. I love humor books and sad books so if you like these books, this is denfintley one of them. Hope you read this fantastic book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2006

    A book you should read!

    The Janotors Boy is about a boy who gets himself into a sticky situation! He has to assists the Janotor for 3 weeks and is very snoopy. His dad is the Janotor.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2002

    I recommend this book to you!

    The book was funny, scary, and interesting. I wanted to keep reading for as long as I could. The book tied up all the loose ends and had a great plot. You should definitely read this book. It is VERY good.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2003

    The Review of The Janitor's Boy

    The book is called The Janitor's Boy.The Janior's Boy is about a kid named Jack.Jack's dad is a janitor.People make fun of his dad.He wishes his dad was not a janitor. Jack put gum on the bottom of a desk to make more work for his dad.He had to be a junior janitor after school for three weeks. One day he found some keys.There was one that led to a hidden door.The hidden door led to a steam tunnel.Inside the tunnel was a boy that told Jack more about his dad. I would reccomend this book if you like adventure.It was a very exiting and good book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I loved this book along with all of the other andrew clements. You should definetly get it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Good

    A good story about a boy and his tipicall worrys. A boy who is embarressed about his dad being a janiter. A story that will make you laugh and at the end you'll be smiiling till it hurts. This "book" is a good story and a little realalistic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    book

    best book ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Hfhfcg

    I bought the sample first and then I bought the real book and it only still gave me the sample I only put one star because thats the lowest u can go

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2009

    The Janitor's Boy

    The Janitor's Boy by Andrew Clements is an excellent realistic fiction novel. The Janitor's Boy is a great novel because it is filled with surprises that make you want to keep reading. This novel takes place mainly in Jack's elementary school. Jack is completely embarrassed by his dad, the janitor. When Jack was little he always wanted to be like his dad and was teased about it ever since. So now Jack wants to get back. He decides to cover his desk in watermelon flavored Bubblicious gum, hoping his dad would clean it. But things didn't go as he planned and Jack gets caught. Now he has to clean off all of the desks in his school for three weeks. But then he stumbles upon his father's keys and he decides to see what doors they lead to. Then, Jack finds a secret door while messing around on the stage in the auditorium. Soon, he finds that someone was actually living there. The author uses great description and detail. For example, instead of saying Jack found the perfect peace of gum, he described it as much as he could. He said it was a piece of watermelon Bubblicious gum and continued describing its characteristics. I enjoyed this book a lot and I think that anyone who likes suspense and surprises would like it too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2006

    Great Book For Elementary Students!

    This book is about Jack Rankin, a fifth grade boy who learns he will be attending school where his dad is the head janitor. He loves his dad very much but when he was younger his classmates picked on him because he said he wanted to be a janitor when he grew up, just like his dad. From that point on Jack had a different opinion about his dad¿s work. Jack becomes very angry and embarrassed, when his fellow classmates realize that his dad is the janitor at their new school. Jack acts out and vandalizes his school desk to get back at his dad. Instead his actions rebound and he has to clean desks everyday for three weeks. Jack becomes the janitor¿s assistant. He found some keys in his dad¿s office that had access to every door in the whole school, but there is one particular door that he is really interested in. During the book he finds the door that will lead to an adventure. Jack learns a lot about his dad and realizes that he loves his dad for who he is no matter what others may think. I really enjoyed reading this book. Clements did a great job relating this book to real life situations. If you like to read books with real life situations that could possibly apply to your own life then you should read The Janitor¿s Boy. If you like books filled with excitement, adventure, and morals, this is the book for you. The suspense in this book keeps the reader focused. This book is so good you will not want to put it down. If you would like to take an awesome adventure with Jack you can read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2006

    A Great Book!

    This is a story of the complicated and difficult relationship between a father and son. The son grows while solving his problems through trials that allow him to better understand his father. Ten years old Jack Rankins feels like he is trapped in a nightmare. Jack¿s problem is a man that most students call ¿John the Janitor¿. Out of all the kids in the school, Jack is the only one who does not call him John. Jack calls him a different name. Jack calls him Dad. Jack¿s dad is the janitor of the school that Jack will be attending this year. He is ashamed and embarrassed by his father¿s job as head janitor. Jack performs a sticky act of revenge on his dad. Ironically, his plan backfires. Jack is sentenced to three weeks of janitor duty, because of his effort to ruin the school property. One day after duty, Jack found the key safe. To Jack, the keys meant adventure. Jack discovered a tunnel that leads him into a situation which allowed him to a get a better understanding of this father. The beginning of the story is interesting because, Jack is committing the perfect crime. There is a lot of description, which makes the readers feel and understand the character¿s emotions. The author keeps its readers on their toes and eager to know Jack¿s every move. Jack Rankin¿s adventure leads to surprising discoveries about his father and himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2006

    Janitor's Boy

    The Janitor¿s Boy By Andrew Clements This book is about Jack Rankin, a fifth grade boy who learns he will be attending school where his dad is the head janitor. He loves his dad very much but when he was younger his classmates picked on him because he said he wanted to be a janitor when he grew up, just like his dad. From that point on Jack had a different opinion about his dad¿s work. Jack becomes very angry and embarrassed, when his fellow classmates realize that his dad is the janitor at their new school. Jack acts out and vandalizes his school desk to get back at his dad. Instead his actions rebound and he has to clean desks everyday for three weeks. Jack becomes the janitor¿s assistant. He found some keys in his dad¿s office that had access to every door in the whole school, but there is one particular door that he is really interested in. During the book he finds the door that will lead to an adventure. Jack learns a lot about his dad and realizes that he loves his dad for who he is no matter what others may think. I really enjoyed reading this book. Clements did a great job relating this book to real life situations. If you like to read books with real life situations that could possibly apply to your own life then you could read The Janitor¿s Boy. If you like books filled with excitement, adventure, and morals, this is the book for you. The suspense in this book keeps the reader focused. This book is so good you will not want to put it down. If you would like to take an awesome adventure with Jack you can read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2005

    Sticky

    When I read this book I thought it was awsome! I could really relate to the story! Sometimes things can be a bit sticky!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2005

    Janitor's Boy

    I loved the story, The Janitor's Boy. The best parts were when Jack got locked in the steam tunnel and met a boy named Eddie and when Jack did his homework in the bell tower. Those parts were really cool! I loved them!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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