Leon and the Spitting Image

Leon and the Spitting Image

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Overview

Leon and the Spitting Image by Allen Kurzweil, Bret Bertholf

This book is about a hotel full of animals. And an evil ice maker. And glass eyeballs — oh, and really old panty hose and Possibly Fake Hair. But mostly, it's about Leon Zeisel and his epic quest to survive fourth grade, despite his teacher, Miss Hagmeyer, and his archenemy, Lumpkin the Pumpkin, a human tank with a deadly dodgeball throw. Luckily, Leon has friends who will stand by him even if his magical plans for rescue and revenge involve ... SPIT!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060539320
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/10/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 393,427
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Allen Kurzweil is a prize-winning novelist, children's writer, inventor, and journalist. His work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, Smithsonian, and Vanity Fair. He is a graduate of Yale University and the recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Bret Bertholf is a painter, writer, musician, and the yodeling singer for Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams, an acclaimed traditional country/western band, as well as the coordinator of children's events at the Tattered Cover Book Store. The artist is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Leon And The Spitting Image (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best I read this book in the ofurth grade &nd this is like a 200 page book &nd I read it (: This book is suitable for anyone. IT IS HILARIOUS!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so halarious!!!!!!When I picked this book up I couldn't put it down it was so good! If you can't find an good book to read I would definyly pick this one out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![It's also good for book club's too!!]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I realy like this book. I am alittle too old for it now (i am ten) but i recoment it for third grade and fourth grade.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! Its so good i wish there were ten more of these books! I can not wait to read the next one!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever, I never wanted to put this book down it was so good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would never pay that much for this book. I own a paperback version, gotten at goodwill. They are also found at the library, so check your local one.
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Loveit allot! !!??!!''
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lov this book it is amazig i remember the day it came out at the public library ahh reading is beatiful.:) you love to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The auther is coming to my school!!!!!!!!! Best book ever
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Debbie Greenspan More than 1 year ago
this story is very very well writen and im a writer. too
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although he's probably most widely known for his role on TV's 'Perfect Stranger,' actor Mark Linn- Baker has an impressive resume. His Broadway credits include 'A Year With Frog and Toad,' 'A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum,' 'Doonesbury,' and 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor.' In addition, he is a producing director of New York Stage and Film. Linn-Baker's voice is so dextrous that he easily becomes an imaginative fourth grader or Miss Hagmeyer, a teacher who makes the Wicked Witch of the West look kind and has ears that look like 'giant rotting mushrooms.' He could probably read a dictionary and make it fun, but that's not necessary as 'Leon and the Spitting Image' is a laugh provoking story that will have 4 - 6 graders nodding heads and grinning in approval. Leon Zeisel lives in New York City in a rather rundown hotel where his mother is employed. Actually, being rundown isn't the most interesting aspect of the hotel - it's a hotel for animals. However that's not really a problem for Leon because he's worried about having to repeat the fourth grade. He attends a school that judges students by their skill at handicrafts - an ability definitely lacking in Leon. Plus, he has to face a dreadful bully - Lumpkin the Pumpkin who taunts and torments him with a dodgeball. Leon has no alternative but to come up with something acceptable that he has made with his hands. Believe it or not, he sews a doll that is the spitting image of the mean Miss Hagmeyer. Not only is the image precise, but this doll has magic powers - when moved Miss Hagmeyer does the same thing as if hypnotized. Revenge has never been so sweet or funny. - Gail Cooke
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so funny and fun to read. A quick read and a good read! Highly Recommended!!