About the Author
Suzy Kline, the author of nineteen previous Horrible Harry books and four books about Song Lee, lives in Willington Connecticut with her husband, Rufus. Suzy and Rufus have been married for thirty-eight years. They met in the state where they both grew up: California. Suzy grew up in Berkeley and Rufus in Sacramento. Suzy graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in European history. She met Rufus at the Davis campus while attending that campus for a year. They got married and lived in different places, including Canada, before settling into Connecticut, the state they now call home.
Suzy taught in 5th and 6th grades at Shannon Elementary School in Richmond, California for 3 years, and 2nd and 3rd grades at Southwest Elementary School in Torrington, Connecticut for 24 years before retiring this past June. She now enjoys writing full-time and visiting schools and libraries. The couple share their home with two cats, Teeter and Hoag. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Emily, and four grandchildren: Jake, Kenna, Gabby and Saylor. A fifth grandchild is due in September, 2006. Suzy's mother just turned 96. She dedicated her most recent book, Horrible Harry Takes the Cake to her.
Suzy and Rufus enjoy attending UConn football and basketball games, and Suzy uses the UConn library as a reference for her writing facts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Kline's best book. Of all the books that Kline has written I'd say this would be the funniest!!! A wonderful book on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!! With the humor of Mary Marony and her teachers and classmates; this book could be the best book ever written. Or that's what I think. When Mary discovers the fun of this activity she finds herself going back to the classroom getting her coat and CHEETING!!!!!!! I think the reader should figure out the problem and the activity in the book!!! And the when Marvin makes fun of Mary Marony's stuttering like he usually does and has to write a note of apology. And then after Marvin wrote the note of apolgy Mrs. Bird (the teacher) if Marvin is really being sincere to Mary about the note. And then Marvin finally shows Mrs. Bird he is being sincere. Now before you go out buying Mary Marony books or any other Suzy Kline books please note that they're VERY HARD TO FIND!!!!!