|aSchool! : |badventures at the Harvey N. Trouble Elementary School |cwritten by Kate McMullan ; inspired and illustrated by George Booth
|aNew York |bSquare Fish|c2012
|a149 p. |bill. |c19 cm.
|aChronicles a week in the life of Ron Faster, whose famous parents are both seeking work, whose busdriver, Mr. Stuckinaditch, keeps making him late, and who must adjust to substitute teacher Mr. Don't-Know while Mrs. Petzgalore is away
Welcome to the Harvey N. Trouble Elementary School, where you will experience a week in the life of an exceptional group of characters. There's the principal, Miss Ingashoe, and her secretary, Ms. Cecelia Seeyalater; teachers Mr. Hugh da Mann and Mrs. Doremi Fasollatido; and students Abby Birthday, Sid Down, Viola Fuss, Dewey Haveto, and many more This heavily illustrated, full-color, fabulously designed young chapter book is a must-have, back-to-school title that chronicles the very simple story of Ron Faster--as he learns some important lessons about life--during his adventures on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in a most unusual school.School is a 2011 Bank Street-Best Children's Book of the Year.
George Booth has been drawing cartoons for publications like The New Yorker and The New York Times for more than thirty years. He also illustrates children’s books like this one. He lives on Long Island with his wife, Dione, who is not missing a shoe or an orange wig. He has said that no matter how old he gets, he never wants to stop trying new things--even if one of those things is a beanie weenie on a bun.Kate McMullan has written more than 100 books for children. Yes, that’s 100! These books include I Stink! and I’m Dirty! She has said that when she writes, she thinks back to her grade-school days--＂the yucky lunches＂ and ＂the torture of gym class for the non-athletic.＂ But she can’t remember a time when her bus got stuck in a ditch or if she ever had a cat named Moose. She does remember that she always loved to read, and as soon as she could, she read her way through the children’s shelves at her local library. When she grew up, she taught fourth grade in inner-city Los Angeles and on an American Air Force Base in Germany. Reading to her students, she started to wonder if she could write for kids. More than 100 books later, it appears she can! McMullan lives in Sag Harbor with her husband and collaborator, the illustrator Jim McMullan.