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The Janitor's Boy
     

The Janitor's Boy

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by Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
 

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IT WAS THE PERFECT CRIME
Unfortunately, it also led to the perfect punishment. When Jack Rankin gets busted for defacing a school desk with a huge wad of disgusting, watermelon bubble gum, the principal sentences him to three weeks of after-school gum cleanup for the chief custodian. The problem is, Jack's anger at the chief custodian was the reason for his gum

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Janitor's Boy 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books Andrew Clements has wrote. If you like suspence you will like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book along with all of the other andrew clements. You should definetly get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this in fouth grade and i judt found this its awesome
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love it!
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
best book ever
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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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.