Apple Island: Or the Truth about Teachers

Apple Island: Or the Truth about Teachers

by Douglas Evans, Larry Di Fiori
     
 

Bradley doesn't like school. It's boring. And his new teacher, Mrs. Gross, is crabby. And something is terribly wrong... It all starts when Mrs. Gross introduces a new type of math in which 6 x 9=54, but upside-down, 9 x 6=45. Then she tells the students they don't have to use any silent letters in their spelling lessons. "Friend" is "frend" and "have" becomes "hav

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Overview

Bradley doesn't like school. It's boring. And his new teacher, Mrs. Gross, is crabby. And something is terribly wrong... It all starts when Mrs. Gross introduces a new type of math in which 6 x 9=54, but upside-down, 9 x 6=45. Then she tells the students they don't have to use any silent letters in their spelling lessons. "Friend" is "frend" and "have" becomes "hav." Bradley is dumbfounded and vows to get to the bottom of it. He finds a book called The Truth About teachers that tells about Apple Island, where all teachers come from. The good teachers built an ark and came to America to set up schools. The crabby ones followed them with a sinister plan. When Mrs. Gross kidnaps his classmates and whisks them off to Apple Island, it's up to Bradley to navigate the island's pitfalls to save his friends and schoolchildren everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886910256
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Douglas Evans is the author of MVP*, Apple Island, and the previous collections of classroom tales: Math Rashes and The Classroom at the End of the Hall. He has a master's degree in education and has taught for fifteen years in settings ranging from a small logging town in Oregon to international schools in Helsinki and London. He currently lives in Berkeley, California.

Larry Di Fiori has illustrated over sixty books for children, including the books of classroom stories by Douglas Evans, and has created pictures for Parents, Sesame Street, and Scholastic magazines. He lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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