Horrible Harry at Halloween

Horrible Harry at Halloween

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by Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz
     
 

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Horrible Harry and his classmates all love Halloween. Everyone wears a costume to school-even Miss Mackle. Every Halloween Harry shocks his classmates with his scary costume. In kindergarten he was a bloody Count Dracula, in first grade he was the Loch Ness Monster, and in second grade he was a slithering snake. So everyone in Room 3B can't wait to see what Harry

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Horrible Harry and his classmates all love Halloween. Everyone wears a costume to school-even Miss Mackle. Every Halloween Harry shocks his classmates with his scary costume. In kindergarten he was a bloody Count Dracula, in first grade he was the Loch Ness Monster, and in second grade he was a slithering snake. So everyone in Room 3B can't wait to see what Harry is going to be this year-and they're in for a really big surprise!

"Fans will welcome the characters . . . #and the# classroom, where learning is as much fun as the tricks and treats!" (Booklist)

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The irascible Harry is back. Each year, he appears in class on Halloween with the scariest costume. What will it be this year? Everyone tries to guess, but Harry just smiles and laughs. The class can hardly concentrate since they are looking forward to Halloween. First, they must complete science experiments with water. Not too surprisingly, someone ends up all wet and Harry is at least partly at fault. Finally the big day arrives, and as usual Harry is the last to arrive. His costume has everyone astounded—it isn't quite what they expected. Pen and ink drawings of Harry and the other children are sprinkled through the text. 2000, Puffin, Judy Rowen
School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-Harry's classmates in Room 3B know they can count on him to wear a really scary costume on Halloween. After all, he's been a slithery snake, the Loch Ness Monster, and Count Dracula in past years. When he arrives dressed in a suit and tie, they feel let down even after he explains that he is Sergeant Joe Friday of the LAPD. However, Harry's detective skills come in handy when Mary discovers that the pixie dust is missing from her costume accessories. Primary-grade humor and practical jokes, student science experiments, and mystery are sprinkled throughout the story. "Horrible Harry" fans as well as newcomers to the series will be amused with his Halloween antics in this chapter book for transitional readers.-Janie Schomberg, Leal Elementary School, Urbana, IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Kirkus Reviews
Every year since kindergarten, Harry's Halloween costume has gotten scarier and scarier. What's it going to be this year? He's not telling. His classmates are all stunned when he shows up, not as some monster or a weird alien (well, not really)—but as neatly dressed Sgt. Joe Friday of Dragnet fame, wielding a notebook and out to get "just the facts, ma'am." As she has in Harry's 11 previous appearances (15, counting the ones his classmate Song Lee headlines), Kline (Marvin and the Mean Words, 1997, etc.) captures grammar-school atmosphere, personalities, and incidents perfectly, from snits to science projects gone hilariously wrong. She even hands Harry/Friday a chance to exercise his sleuthing abilities, with a supply of baby powder "fairy dust" gone mysteriously missing. As legions of fans have learned to expect, Harry comes through with flying colors, pinning down the remorseful culprit in 11 minutes flat. No surprises here, just reliable, child-friendly, middle-grade fare. Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-9)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141306759
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Horrible Harry Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
276,963
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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