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Horrible Harry's Secret

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Harry's in love, and his best friend, Doug, is disgusted — Harry won't even throw snowballs at girls anymore. Will Harry ever go back to being his horrible self? "Kline captures perfectly the crowd scenes and private moments in the classroom."— Booklist

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Overview

Harry's in love, and his best friend, Doug, is disgusted — Harry won't even throw snowballs at girls anymore. Will Harry ever go back to being his horrible self? "Kline captures perfectly the crowd scenes and private moments in the classroom."— Booklist

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lois Rubin Gross
Horrible Harry has a secret that really isn't so terrible. Harry has a crush on his second grade classmate, Song Lee, which horrifies only his best friend, Doug, who feels a little left out when Harry starts writing Song Lee multiple choice love notes ("Do you like me, a) a little, b) some, c) a lot, d) none of the above"). Not to worry, Doug. Song Lee loves her frog, Dong, more than she loves Harry, at least initially. Anyway, there are other friends in the sea, like Ida, Song Lee's best friend who just might be very fond of Doug. This early chapter book has perfect pitch when it comes to the silliness of a second grade classroom. It's all here: the teasing, the name calling, the make-up/break-up fights among best friends. The book also touches on serious issues that make contemporary children sad: a grandparent dying, parents divorcing, and even the trauma of losing "perfect" front teeth. Clearly Kline, an award-winning teacher, listened well to her own classes and conveys with a true ear and eye the interactions of a class full of seven year olds. A perfect book to slip into a backpack and read on a snowy recess day. 1992 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141300931
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Series: Horrible Harry Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 103,559
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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.

Frank Remkiewicz has illustrated numerous books for children, including the popular Froggy books by Jonathan London (Viking and Puffin). He lives in Sarasota, Florida.

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

    I love this book

    I think Horrible harry`s secret was excellent.I would recommend horrible Harry secret becuse I think it is funny.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2008

    You will love this book

    My favorite person in this book was Harry, because of his reactions. I liked the part of the book when Harry gave Song Lee a letter because he likes her. He also gave her a present. There is a surprise at the end.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Horrible Harry's Secert

    Wow!It was good,Harry gave Song Lee a paper about do u love me,which is weird in real life like when someone kissed a girl in my class in 3rd grade,Wow!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2008

    READ IT!

    it is a good book, very funny too. i love when they kissed. hurray for harry. he is in mad trouble now, read it fools.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Boooo! This sucks!

    The secret horrible harry has is not terrible. I thought it would be because it would make it exciting. I want my money back!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Most helpful

    I like this book because I know how song lee feels even if kissing is a little wierd in real life it is a good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Nice

    I like this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    The best book ever

    It is the best book in for eeeeeeeevvvvvvvvvrrrrrrrrrrr"""""""!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Cool

    This book is cool

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Good!

    I thought this book was pretty good

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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