The Janitor's Boy

The Janitor's Boy

by Andrew Clements
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Overview

The Janitor's Boy by Andrew Clements

Jack is ridiculed at school when it becomes known that his father is a janitor. His embarrassment causes him to lash out by vandalizing a desk, but the punishment, performing janitorial duties after school, helps him see his father in a new way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756905828
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2001
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About 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.

Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of the bestselling The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the illustrator of many books for children, including Frindle and Lunch Money by Andrew Clements, as well as the Doll People trilogy by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Selznick divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.

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Janitor's Boy 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Janitor¿s Boy By Andrew Clements This book is about Jack Rankin, a fifth grade boy who learns he will be attending school where his dad is the head janitor. He loves his dad very much but when he was younger his classmates picked on him because he said he wanted to be a janitor when he grew up, just like his dad. From that point on Jack had a different opinion about his dad¿s work. Jack becomes very angry and embarrassed, when his fellow classmates realize that his dad is the janitor at their new school. Jack acts out and vandalizes his school desk to get back at his dad. Instead his actions rebound and he has to clean desks everyday for three weeks. Jack becomes the janitor¿s assistant. He found some keys in his dad¿s office that had access to every door in the whole school, but there is one particular door that he is really interested in. During the book he finds the door that will lead to an adventure. Jack learns a lot about his dad and realizes that he loves his dad for who he is no matter what others may think. I really enjoyed reading this book. Clements did a great job relating this book to real life situations. If you like to read books with real life situations that could possibly apply to your own life then you could read The Janitor¿s Boy. If you like books filled with excitement, adventure, and morals, this is the book for you. The suspense in this book keeps the reader focused. This book is so good you will not want to put it down. If you would like to take an awesome adventure with Jack you can read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books Andrew Clements has wrote. If you like suspence you will like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for 9 to 12 years old. I love humor books and sad books so if you like these books, this is denfintley one of them. Hope you read this fantastic book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Janotors Boy is about a boy who gets himself into a sticky situation! He has to assists the Janotor for 3 weeks and is very snoopy. His dad is the Janotor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was funny, scary, and interesting. I wanted to keep reading for as long as I could. The book tied up all the loose ends and had a great plot. You should definitely read this book. It is VERY good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book along with all of the other andrew clements. You should definetly get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is called The Janitor's Boy.The Janior's Boy is about a kid named Jack.Jack's dad is a janitor.People make fun of his dad.He wishes his dad was not a janitor. Jack put gum on the bottom of a desk to make more work for his dad.He had to be a junior janitor after school for three weeks. One day he found some keys.There was one that led to a hidden door.The hidden door led to a steam tunnel.Inside the tunnel was a boy that told Jack more about his dad. I would reccomend this book if you like adventure.It was a very exiting and good book.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Damn that book is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this in fouth grade and i judt found this its awesome
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love it!
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A good story about a boy and his tipicall worrys. A boy who is embarressed about his dad being a janiter. A story that will make you laugh and at the end you'll be smiiling till it hurts. This "book" is a good story and a little realalistic.
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best book ever
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The Janitor's Boy by Andrew Clements is an excellent realistic fiction novel. The Janitor's Boy is a great novel because it is filled with surprises that make you want to keep reading. This novel takes place mainly in Jack's elementary school. Jack is completely embarrassed by his dad, the janitor. When Jack was little he always wanted to be like his dad and was teased about it ever since. So now Jack wants to get back. He decides to cover his desk in watermelon flavored Bubblicious gum, hoping his dad would clean it. But things didn't go as he planned and Jack gets caught. Now he has to clean off all of the desks in his school for three weeks. But then he stumbles upon his father's keys and he decides to see what doors they lead to. Then, Jack finds a secret door while messing around on the stage in the auditorium. Soon, he finds that someone was actually living there. The author uses great description and detail. For example, instead of saying Jack found the perfect peace of gum, he described it as much as he could. He said it was a piece of watermelon Bubblicious gum and continued describing its characteristics. I enjoyed this book a lot and I think that anyone who likes suspense and surprises would like it too.
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This book is about Jack Rankin, a fifth grade boy who learns he will be attending school where his dad is the head janitor. He loves his dad very much but when he was younger his classmates picked on him because he said he wanted to be a janitor when he grew up, just like his dad. From that point on Jack had a different opinion about his dad¿s work. Jack becomes very angry and embarrassed, when his fellow classmates realize that his dad is the janitor at their new school. Jack acts out and vandalizes his school desk to get back at his dad. Instead his actions rebound and he has to clean desks everyday for three weeks. Jack becomes the janitor¿s assistant. He found some keys in his dad¿s office that had access to every door in the whole school, but there is one particular door that he is really interested in. During the book he finds the door that will lead to an adventure. Jack learns a lot about his dad and realizes that he loves his dad for who he is no matter what others may think. I really enjoyed reading this book. Clements did a great job relating this book to real life situations. If you like to read books with real life situations that could possibly apply to your own life then you should read The Janitor¿s Boy. If you like books filled with excitement, adventure, and morals, this is the book for you. The suspense in this book keeps the reader focused. This book is so good you will not want to put it down. If you would like to take an awesome adventure with Jack you can read this book.