Jake Drake, Class Clown

Jake Drake, Class Clown

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by Andrew Clements, Dolores Avendano
     
 

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Meet Jake Drake.

He's ten years old and he already has a full-time job. Because that's how he treats school. Like it's a job. And his teachers are his bosses. Up until now—fourth grade—Jake has lucked out in the boss department. All of his teachers have been pretty nice. But Jake is about to have the grumpiest teacher yet, and the

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Meet Jake Drake.

He's ten years old and he already has a full-time job. Because that's how he treats school. Like it's a job. And his teachers are his bosses. Up until now—fourth grade—Jake has lucked out in the boss department. All of his teachers have been pretty nice. But Jake is about to have the grumpiest teacher yet, and the worst thing is, she's not even a real teacher. She's a student teacher.

How can Jake make his grumphead student teacher, Miss Bruce, lighten up enough to crack even the littlest smile? Why, by becoming the class clown, that's how. But will Jake take his new act too far?

In this series by the best-selling author of Frindle, The Landry News, The Janitor's Boy, and The School Story, Jake Drake confronts the problems of school life and finds some surprising solutions.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Serious attempts to get a grumpy student teacher to crack a smile yield unexpected results in Jake Drake, Class Clown by Andrew Clements, illus. by Dolores Avenda$o, the fourth title about Jake in this Ready-for-Chapters series. ( Feb.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-In previous books, Jake has been an unwilling "teacher's pet," a "bully buster," and a "know-it-all," and now he finds himself becoming the class clown. Clements focuses on real-life school problems that plague kids in classrooms everywhere and utilizes humor to make them surmountable and fixable. Here, the fourth grader looks back to second grade when his unsmiling, grumpy student teacher terrifies his classroom. He then becomes too funny for his own good. Jake is an endearing boy who uses his head to sort out appropriate conclusions to bad situations. The characters are well drawn and likable; one rather static full-page black-and-white illustration appears in each chapter. Another winner in the "Jake Drake" series.-Kay Bowes, Concord Pike Library, Wilmington, DE Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689851148
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Jake Drake Series, #4
Pages:
80

Meet the Author

Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular Frindle. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money, and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. He lives with his wife in Maine and has four grown children. Visit him at AndrewClements.com.

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