Horrible Harry Goes to Sea

Horrible Harry Goes to Sea

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by Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz
     
 

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Miss Mackle's class is learning about their ancestors, and everyone just found out that Ida's great-great grandmother sailed on the Titanic-and lived to tell about it. Miss Mackle decides to take the class on a riverboat ride to help them imagine what it was like to travel on the high seas like their ancestors did. Harry and his friends are so excited-it's

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Miss Mackle's class is learning about their ancestors, and everyone just found out that Ida's great-great grandmother sailed on the Titanic-and lived to tell about it. Miss Mackle decides to take the class on a riverboat ride to help them imagine what it was like to travel on the high seas like their ancestors did. Harry and his friends are so excited-it's going to be the perfect field trip. All aboard! Room 3B is setting sail!

Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-When the students in Room 3B share stories and items to describe their ancestors, everyone is curious about Ida's black box. They are even more intrigued when they learn that her great-great-grandmother sailed on the Titanic, and that the box contains mementos of her voyage. Suddenly the whole class takes an interest in ships, and Harry suggests that they take a sea voyage of their own. Miss Mackle arranges for them to travel on a riverboat, and buys them all sailor hats for the outing. On the day of the field trip, everyone is thrilled to be onboard, until suddenly Sidney disappears and Song Lee sees his hat floating in the river. They soon find him by the snack bar, however, and enjoy the rest of the ride. In this 13th book about Harry and his friends at South School, Kline has created a lively, entertaining story filled with fascinating facts about pirates and sailing. Fans of the young protagonist's antics may be disappointed that this book focuses less on him, but they'll still enjoy the class's exploits. Newcomers to the series will have no trouble starting out with this title. A fun, transitional chapter book.-Ashley Larsen, Woodside Library, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A unit on the study of ancestors sends Classroom 3B to sea when Ida, one of Harry's classmates, reveals that her great-great-grandmother was one of the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic. Everyone wishes that they could sail aboard a big ship too, so Miss Mackle decides to take them on a riverboat trip. The whole class gears up by reading about all kinds of ships and even pirates. As they walk down the gangplank, each wearing his or her own personalized sailing hat, their spirits are not even dampened when they must sit on the lower deck. A bout of seasickness, a missing classmate, and even a rain shower keep the onboard action moving. Lively text and humorous drawings will entice even reluctant readers to call "All Aboard!" for this next volume in the Horrible Harry series. (Fiction. 7-9)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142500026
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/24/2003
Series:
Horrible Harry Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
177,482
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.19(d)
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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