Horrible Harry and the Locked Closet

Horrible Harry and the Locked Closet

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by Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz
     
 

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After four days in a row of indoor recess, Miss Mackle's students are bored-until Harry decides to solve the biggest mystery ever in Room 3B! There's a locked closet in the classroom that's been sealed off for years, and he wants to know what's inside. So Harry drafts Doug, Song Lee, and the rest of the class to help him investigate. Their search reveals many

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After four days in a row of indoor recess, Miss Mackle's students are bored-until Harry decides to solve the biggest mystery ever in Room 3B! There's a locked closet in the classroom that's been sealed off for years, and he wants to know what's inside. So Harry drafts Doug, Song Lee, and the rest of the class to help him investigate. Their search reveals many surprises-from a hidden trapdoor to...eyeballs! What secret treasures does the closet hold? Is it something more horrible than even Harry can imagine?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Horrible Harry is bored after having indoor recess for the fourth time. With so much inside time on their hands, the class quickly starts to wonder about what is in the locked closet. Harry finds ways to look for clues as to what is behind the old door. Pretty soon the whole class is interested in the lost checkers, eyeballs, and other objects that turn up. Even the Principal and other teachers start to get excited over this mystery. Although the closet is the main mystery, Harry also tries to figure out something that is even more important than a locked closet—the mystery of whether Miss Mackle will be moving to Oklahoma. Kids who have read the other Horrible Harry adventures will love to read as Harry and his friends look under the door, find out about who used the closet, and explore the attic in order to find a way inside. Readers will also laugh at Harry's version of a volcano exploding. Kline has given readers another delightful look into the life of Horrible Harry. 2004, Viking, Ages 6 to 10.
—Joella Peterson
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Another delightful Horrible Harry episode begins when Miss Mackle's students become bored after many days of bad weather and indoor recess. However, things get exciting when Harry proposes that Room 3B solve the mystery of the locked closet, which has been closed off for nearly 50 years. Harry gets his classmates and some of the teachers to help out with the investigation, which leads to many surprises including the discovery of a hidden trap door, and what they think are real eyeballs. When the closet is finally opened, each student delights in newfound treasures of old comic books, 1950s children's classic stories, and some board games. Black-and-white illustrations are scattered throughout. Kline writes in a humorous style that rings true and her characters and realistic story have great appeal for reluctant readers, especially boys.-Kristina Aaronson, Henniker Community School, NH Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142404515
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/06/2005
Series:
Horrible Harry Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
613,202
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.71(h) x 0.21(d)
Lexile:
610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Suzy Kline, the author of nineteen previous Horrible Harry books and four books about Song Lee, lives in Willington Connecticut with her husband, Rufus. Suzy and Rufus have been married for thirty-eight years. They met in the state where they both grew up: California. Suzy grew up in Berkeley and Rufus in Sacramento. Suzy graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in European history. She met Rufus at the Davis campus while attending that campus for a year. They got married and lived in different places, including Canada, before settling into Connecticut, the state they now call home.

Suzy taught in 5th and 6th grades at Shannon Elementary School in Richmond, California for 3 years, and 2nd and 3rd grades at Southwest Elementary School in Torrington, Connecticut for 24 years before retiring this past June. She now enjoys writing full-time and visiting schools and libraries. The couple share their home with two cats, Teeter and Hoag. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Emily, and four grandchildren: Jake, Kenna, Gabby and Saylor. A fifth grandchild is due in September, 2006. Suzy's mother just turned 96. She dedicated her most recent book, Horrible Harry Takes the Cake to her.

Suzy and Rufus enjoy attending UConn football and basketball games, and Suzy uses the UConn library as a reference for her writing facts.

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Horrible Harry and the Locked Closet 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you see this They moved the book to 'out closet' result 4
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They are the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry gets locked in a closed colset
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gobble Gobble
Anonymous More than 1 year ago