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Children's LiteraturePart of the "That's our School" series, this book describes the daily events of Steve Plaut, a principal at P.S. 87, Manhattan. Morris explains the various duties of a school principal—such as meeting with secretaries, vice principals, teachers and parents, ordering supplies, talking to students (about school and following rules), and visiting classes. Along with showing what a school principal does, Morris also portrays Mr. Plaut's life outside of school. The book tells about Mr. Plaut's family life, his pets, his hobbies, and what he enjoyed doing when he was younger. The fact that a principal's life is shown can help readers understand that a principal's life does not just revolve around school. Morris also includes a "Things to Do" section at the end of the book with ideas for readers on how to learn more about their principal or to show appreciation for your principal. This book is a good choice for readers who want to learn more about the job of a school principal. 2003, Millbrook Press, Ages 5 to 8.
— Joella Peterson