A Begonia for Miss Applebaum

A Begonia for Miss Applebaum

by Paul Zindel
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A Begonia for Miss Applebaum by Paul Zindel

Henry and Zelda are stunned to discover that their favorite teacher, Miss Applebaum, won't be back at school teaching science. In fact, Miss Applebaum hasn't very long to live. When Henry and Zelda become the Saturday companions of their, beloved teacher, her exuberance for learning, having fun, and helping the homeless is contagious.

Their visits to Central Park, museums, and other places around New York City open an exciting new world to Zelda and Henry. But Miss Applebaum can't escape the inevitable. Will Henry and Zelda be able to carry out her last wish?

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553287653
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/24/1990
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 4.38(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.76(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Paul Zindel (1936-2003) was a playwright, young adult novelist, and educator. His most well-known work, The Pigman, is a children's book often taught in classrooms to study themes of peer pressure, loss, family, and death, despite being one of the most frequently banned books in America. Zindel's debut was The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, a play for which he received the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Zindel was also awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association for his contribution to young adult literature.

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A Begonia for Miss Applebaum 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I dont usually like books like this, that tell stories and such, but this was an expceptionally good book! anyone who wants a few good laughs and doesn't mind shedding a few tears should read this! I cried on every page!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a FANTASTIC book. I recommend it to anyone who is a teenager or older. It really shows how strong love can be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book very interesting. I think it was a page turner, and a good story about friendship, and you can love your teachers because they're people too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved how Henry and Zelda talked about each other and wrote different parts of the book themselves, it made it fun to read!