Year of Miss Agnes

Year of Miss Agnes

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Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill

A year they'll never forget
Ten-year-old Frederika (Fred for short) doesn't have much faith that the new teacher in town will last very long. After all, they never do. Most teachers who come to their one-room schoolhouse in remote, Alaska leave at the first smell of fish, claiming that life there is just too hard.
But Miss Agnes is different — she doesn't get frustrated with her students, and she throws away old textbooks and reads Robin Hood instead! For the first time, Fred and her classmates begin to enjoy their lessons and learn to read and write — but will Miss Agnes be like all the rest and leave as quickly as she came?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689851247
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 05/28/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 184,671
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kirkpatrick Hill lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. She was an elementary school teacher for more than thirty years, most of that time in the Alaskan "bush." Hill is the mother of six children and the grandmother of eight. Her three earlier books, Toughboy and Sister, Winter Camp, and The Year of Miss Agnes, have all been immensely popular. Her fourth book with McElderry Books, Dancing at the Odinochka, was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Hill's visits to a family member in jail inspired her to write Do Not Pass Go.

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Year of Miss Agnes 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
august27 More than 1 year ago
This book will give you a sliver of Alaska history, capturing the challenges of schools in Alaska given the distinct differences between Alaska Native and Western European cultures. A must read for any educator or future educator considering coming to Alaska!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just read The Year of Miss Agnes. Kirkpatrick Hill is a good writer. I just did not like the book. I would recommend it to somebody who would like to read about Alaska, and the places there. The book is about the kids in Alaska that don't like to go to school because they have mean teachers until Miss Agnes comes. The kids think that she is the best teacher until they find out that she is homesick. She left England because of a war and did not go back. The reason I said I did not like the book in the begining is because it is a historical fiction book and I don't like that genre. Now back to the summary! After she did not go back somebody told her the school in town needed a teacher because the other one did not like the kids. That is what the Year of Miss Agnes is about. I did not give away the end so I want you to find out yourself.
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This book was read to my 3rd grade class 2 years aho. This is a great book that I would reccomend.
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momofareader More than 1 year ago
My son was assigned this book for his enrichment class! Great message about valuing yur education!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The teachers of this small village aren't very satisfied. But, when Miss Agnes comes along that is about to change. She is Fred's dream teacher and just when she thought things could not get better, Miss Agnes decides to leave. Find out what will happen to Fred and her heart broken class!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Miss Agnes took what it had to really teach "hard to reach children" in a romote town in Alaska. I learned a lot about Alaskan customs (1940's)and ways.I loved the way a deaf child was included in the classroom and all the children learned sign language along with her with pride! This story was believable because it was written by a teacher-author that taught in an Alaskan school house for many years herself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Year of Mrs. Agnes is about Fred and her deaf sister Bokko, who doesn't start school until later in the year. And every year a teacher leaves because of the smell of fish! But then another teacher, Mrs. Agnes, comes and she can't smell. The kids thought Mrs.Agnes was only supposed to stay for a year and go back to England. But when they come back from fish camp, they see something very exciting!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is o.k., but it is pretty good. If your going to read this book you'll like it a little!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay.