Mr. Brandon's School Bus: What I Heard on the Way to School

Mr. Brandon's School Bus: What I Heard on the Way to School


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A delightful new book from Tom Brandon, "2013 Steve Harvey Bus Driver of the Year," reminds us of the wisdom of children and their uncanny ability to teach adults a thing or two. Mr. Brandon's School Bus, published by NewSouth Books, collects in one volume the insightful and often humorous conversations children have had while riding on Brandon's big yellow school bus over the years. You know the things your child hears at home that you don't want repeated elsewhere? Tom Brandon says you can count on them to be told with gusto on the way to school. So climb on board and, as "Mr. Mucus" would say, "Sit back and enjoy the ride." Hey, there are some things you just can't make up.

Of author Tom Brandon, Larry Lee, Alabama's foremost education blogger, says, "Each school bus is a little magic kingdom where fantasies come alive and the sweet innocence of childhood sometimes meets reality. With the keen eye and ear of a good storyteller, Tom Brandon has chronicled the great adventures of his riders with a talent that makes you see the smile and hear the giggles. Thanks to him for doing so."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588383228
Publisher: NewSouth Books
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tom Brandon has been an educator for many years at a small rural school in north Alabama. He has worked with kids as a teacher, coach, and bus driver and has served on a number of education advisory councils. His awards include Teacher of the Year at his local school, the Coca-Cola Always Teaching Award, and the Steve Harvey Neighborhood Award.

Larry Lee spent 45 years "studying country folks and country places." He directed the Center for Rural Alabama and is co-author of Beyond the Interstate: The Crisis in Rural Alabama; Crossroads and Connections: Strategies for Rural Alabama; and Lessons Learned from Rural Schools. He also directed the West Alabama Economic Development Authority, the Covington County Economic Development Commission, and the Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission. He frequently writes about education and is chairman of the advisory board of HIPPY Alabama, an early childhood learning program. An authority on rural development, Lee has presented to the Southern Legislative Conference, the Southern Growth Policies Board, and the Delta Regional Authority, as well as VOICES for Alabama's Children, Alabama Association of School Boards, Alabama Farmers Federation, Association of County Commissions, and School Superintendents of Alabama. Lee is a graduate of Auburn University and was an editor with Progressive Farmer before diving into community development.

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