When a principal loves his school so much that he wants the children to attend classes every day of the year, it's up to his students to show him free time is a good thing, too.
- Harpercollins Childrens Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Sharon Creech is the Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons. Her other novels include The Wanderer, a Newbery Honor Book, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing The Ghost. She has also written two picture books, A Fine, Fine School and Fishing In The Air. After spending eighteen years teaching and writing in Europe, Sharon Creech and her husband have returned to the United States to live.
Harry Bliss is an award-winning cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker magazine. "Each day, I pick up my son, Alex, from school," Bliss says. "I always get a kick out of the expressions of exhilaration on the kids' faces when the bell rings, sending them off and running. But it's so cold here in northen Vermont that most of the kids head straight home to a fine, fine cup of hot chocolate."
- Pennington, New Jersey
- Date of Birth:
- July 29, 1945
- Place of Birth:
- Cleveland, Ohio
- B.A., Hiram College, 1967; M.A., George Mason University, 1978
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i read this book with my grandma whos a pricipal and we both loved it!!!!! we are now reading all of her other books. my favorite is WALK 2 MOONS!!!!!!!
I thought that this book was really cute and I liked it a lot. It has got a really good plot and younger kids would love it!
I bought this book at the Illinois Reading Conference in Springfield, Illinois for my son who is 8 years old. It has quickly become a family favorite! A great lesson is taught in being careful with what you wish for because you never know how it might affect others.
This is a 'fine,fine' book. The illutrations are fantastic. The story really touches upon an issue that is seriously affecting our schools and students today. Sometimes we ask and expect so much from them academically that we forget they have other types of learning they need to do. Tillie is a very personable and mature young lady. I highly recommend this book. It evokes alot of thought about the simple things...what are you forgetting to learn?
A terrific book if you love to see kids respond to text. School 365 days a year! My kids were in an uproar over this one. The pictures are nothing short of brilliant too -- many sight gags for all. One of the best of the year.
This is a wonderful story with hilarious pictures for kids and adults (I found myself laughing out loud). Harry Bliss and Sharon Creech have made a fabulous, fabulous book.
This is the perfect book for adults, children and especially educators. Too much school like too many standardized tests translate to real life learning lost. This book states the truth about how good and wrong schools can be and it is done in a simple way. Easy to read and wonderful to look at. A must for concerned parents and teachers!