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The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks (Magic School Bus Series)

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When Ms. Frizzle, the strangest teacher in school, takes her class on a field trip to the waterworks, everyone ends up experiencing the water purification system from the inside.

When Ms. Frizzle, the strangest teacher in school, takes her class on a field trip to the waterworks, everyone ends up experiencing the water purification system from the inside.

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When Ms. Frizzle, the strangest teacher in school, takes her class on a field trip to the waterworks, everyone ends up experiencing the water purification system from the inside.

When Ms. Frizzle, the strangest teacher in school, takes her class on a field trip to the waterworks, everyone ends up experiencing the water purification system from the inside.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An eccentric teacher takes her class on an adventure through the city waterworks and teaches science painlessly. Ages 6-9. (March)
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4 A remarkable meshing of text and illustration makes this an outstanding, lively treatment of a subject for which there is very little written for this age group. Ms. Frizzle has assigned her class a month-long investigation of how their city gets its water supply, to be followed by a field trip to the waterworks. With ``The Friz'' as driver, the children encounter surprise after surprise, as they are magically clad in scuba gear while in a tunnel, then slowly ascend to a cloud, where each child disembarks; falls as a drop of water into a mountain stream; flows into a reservoir; and bounces through the purification system, pipes, and water mains under the city streets. The trip ends with all arriving, drop by drop, in the girls' bathroom in their school as a seventh grader turns on the water faucet. A subsequent classroom mural is drawn of their field trip with the interesting facts of water posted above. Not such a bad trip after all! Liveliness and humor combine to provide valuable information in a simple, explicit text, totally complemented by cheery cartoon-like illustrations. A finishing flourish are the two pages of humorous and lighthearted notes for SERIOUS students only at the text's end. This book will rarely sit on the shelf. Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, Ohio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606036115
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/1988
  • Series: Magic School Bus Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Joanna Cole

Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen, the author and illustrator of the Magic School Bus books, have collaborated for twenty years, bringing humor and true kidlike curiosity to science and learning. Booklist heralded Ms. Frizzle as "the wackiest, wisest teacher in picture books." Two MSB titles have been named School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and they have won countless state book awards, from New York to Nebraska.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2009

    Crazy field trip!

    The book I chose to write a book review for is The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks. The author of this book is Joanna Cole. The illustrator of this book is Bruce Degen. I chose this book because I liked the water works and it has facts.
    In this science book, Ms. Frizzle's class went on a field trip. In the beginning Ms. Frizzle's class went on a field trip to the water works. In the middle, they got evaporated and went up into a cloud. In the end Ms. Frizzle's class came out of a faucet. The big idea in this story is all teachers are the same. A great quote from the author is "It was getting colder too. All around us, drops of water began to form. And as the drops got bigger we got smaller." The best part is when Ms. Frizzle's class rose up into the air.
    I would recommend this awesome book to a science person like me! Ages 7-10.

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