Miss Nelson Is Back

Miss Nelson Is Back


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When their teacher has to go away for a week, the kids in Room 207 plan to "really act up."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395416686
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 04/28/1986
Series: Miss Nelson Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 60,642
Product dimensions: 8.31(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile: 320L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Harry Allard is the author of many hilarious books for children, including several Miss Nelson and Stupid Family titles, all illustrated by James Marshall.

James Marshall (1942–1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious children’s books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a master’s degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his life’s work as one of the finest creators of children’s books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to literature for children.

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From the Publisher

"This is an artful spoof that's not to be missed." Booklist, ALA

Customer Reviews

Miss Nelson Is Back 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about Miss Nelson having to take a few day off. Their principel came to sub for them. He was very boring. They had no fun. I like this book because the kids dresses up looking like Miss Nelson.
loadedbs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a funny story about a teacher who has to leave her class room for a few days, The kids think thy will have it easy until a older child tells them about a really mean substitute teacher named Miss Swamp. When the principle comes to teach instead of Miss Swamp the kids fool Him and leave school to have fun. But the fun did not last very long.I enjoyed the story and the pictures. It reminded of how I felt when I knew the teacher would be gone.In the classroom, you could this book as an example of respect for those who are there as a replacement, also honesty and integrity know matter who you have to face.
bcbias on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is about Miss Nelson having to leave her classroom for a week. Since she already left once the kids are terrified to act bad becuase they might get Miss Viola Swamp. The end up having their principal, Mr. Blandsworth, as their substitute. He's a very boring teacher so the kids try to disguise themselves as Miss Nelson so he'll think he doesn't have to be their substitute anymore. At first the plan works, but Miss Nelson finds out about the idea and isn't happy so she dresses up as Miss Viola Swamp to get back at the kids.
michelleknudsen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I had no idea there were any sequels to Harry Allard¿s Miss Nelson Is Missing! until I happened to come across them in the library. This one is similar in general feel to the original book, but doesn¿t quite have the same punch. The story is sort of similar the first one¿instead of abusing Miss Nelson and getting Miss Viola Swamp to teach them a lesson, the kids deceive Mr. Blandsworth, and end up getting Miss Viola Swamp to teach them a lesson.
EmilyAnnSp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Miss Nelson is Back is perfect for an unruly class. Miss Nelson has to leave school because she is sick. Her class gets stuck with the principal, Mr. Blandsworth, as the substitute. He is so boring and the class decides to trick him into thinking Miss Nelson is back before she really is. Miss Nelson sees the kids skipping school after they had tricked Mr. Blandsworth and decides that Miss Viola Swamp should watch the class and get them back under control. When the students see that Miss Swamp is back they decide to shape up. When Miss Nelson is back her class is very well behaved.
baachan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I couldn't read one Miss Nelson and not read the other. In this episode, Miss Nelson announces to her class that she'll be gone all next week to get her tonsils removed. Her class talks to an older kid who suffered through the Swamp (Substitute Viola Swamp) last year, who scares them. When the sub finally appears, it's the mild-mannered and supremely boring principal. The kids decide to get rid of him--three of them dress up as Miss Nelson and send him back to the office--not too bright, that one. While out and about in town, the class walks right past Miss Nelson's house and she sees them. Something must be done, and shortly after the class arrives back at school, Miss Swamp appears. Miss Nelson makes an equally sudden reappearance. While an enjoyable read, Miss Nelson is Missing is probably the better of the two. Kids are nothing if not suspicious--and they do wonder why Miss Nelson didn't see Miss Swamp in the hall--but they don't have time to ponder it for very long. Still, the illustrations are charming and the prose is understated; Allard and Marshall have done another quality piece of work.
D.Holliman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite picture book as a kid, I love reading it to my students and getting their reactions to the Swamp. I think that this is a great book to use as a teaching tool to discuss with your students how they should act if they have a substitute. Allard really did a great job capturing what it is like in an elementary classroom. There are always the ring leaders of the class who really represent the class for better or worse and it is hilarious to watch them come up with their plan to get rid of Blansworth as their substitute. One thing that I noticed about this book is that now that we have white boards, most students have never had to beat chalkboard erasers. So they had no schema to go with the students talking about their substitute problem as they beat the erasers.
Gardenseed More than 1 year ago
This one is a riot! If you and your second grader want to laugh, get it!
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