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ISBN13: 9780375858246
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Features seven narrators, each with a unique story, and each with a different perspective on what makes their teacher so special.

It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There’s . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who’s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school.

 

Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything—and everyone.

"The characters are authentic and the short chapters are skillfully arranged to keep readers moving headlong toward the satisfying conclusion."--School Library Journal, Starred

"This powerful and emotional story is likely to spur discussion."--Publishers Weekly

"No one is perfect in this feel-good story, but everyone benefits, including sentimentally inclined readers."--Kirkus Reviews

"Compelling. . . . Readers will find much to ponder on the power of forgiveness."--Booklist

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Synopsis:

Alienated, bullied, a classic underachiever, 12-year-old Brendan retreats into his fantasy world and then faces the long and demanding journey to a real world where he belongs.

Synopsis:

No one is kind to sixth-grader Brendan Doyle: his foster mother, his teachers, his classmates, and especially the thugs who bully him. He takes refuge in books, drawing, carving, and daydreaming. When Brendan stumbles upon an old man near his tree house in the Virginia woods, he is quick to believe that this is the magical Green Man, guardian spirit of the forest. Brendan's need to immerse himself in his fantasy world becomes more acute, until he meets a girl with secrets of her own who may just keep his feet on the ground.

About the Author

ROB BUYEA taught third and fourth graders in Bethany, Connecticut, for six years before moving to Northfield Mount Hermon School, where he now lives with his wife and three daughters, teaches biology, and coaches wrestling. Because of Mr. Terupt is his first novel.

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fae, January 27, 2013 (view all comments by fae)
This is a fabulous book!
This is my first year teaching and I chose to read this book during read aloud time to my 5th graders on a friend's recommendation. My students LOVED this book and couldn't get enough. Every time I stopped they let out genuine groans and pleas for me to continue.

This books is written from the perspective of several students in a fifth grade class that has it's share of problems. Though the year, the issues between students continue to grow until they come to a head in one big disaster. The rest of the book shows how each character changes and grows because of the event. The characters are genuine and well written. I have heard some critiques that a few characters were more profound than average 10 and 11 year olds but I did not find it jarring. Hearing an example of mature thought in literature is how students can learn to express and process their own emotions, so if anything, the "profound, deep thinking characters" we're some of the most interesting.

This book has humor as well as seriousness and sadness as well as joy. From the characters wide range of family situations and personalities my class was able to carry on conversations about responsibility, how we judge others, how to treat people who are different than us, how to deal with bullies (even if you are one), and I think, most importantly, how to forgive others. Due to these themes, I would recommend that a teacher or parent read the book first and be ready to discuss these themes with children so they can really understand and process all of the topics and issues raised in the book. It was also a great book to discuss literary concepts such as plot points, points of view in writing, and character arches and changes.

But best way to tell that my kids loved this book; one of my students who is not a big reader, checked the book out from the classroom library when we had finished it and re-read the whole thing on his own over the Christmas break! It just gives me warm fuzzies inside!

Most highly recommend!

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375858246
Author:
Buyea, Rob
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Author:
Hahn, Mary Downing
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
realistic fiction;friendship;teachers;bullying;accidents;special needs;teacher;family;fiction;bullies;humor;forgiveness;voice;friends
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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"Synopsis" by ,

Alienated, bullied, a classic underachiever, 12-year-old Brendan retreats into his fantasy world and then faces the long and demanding journey to a real world where he belongs.

"Synopsis" by ,
No one is kind to sixth-grader Brendan Doyle: his foster mother, his teachers, his classmates, and especially the thugs who bully him. He takes refuge in books, drawing, carving, and daydreaming. When Brendan stumbles upon an old man near his tree house in the Virginia woods, he is quick to believe that this is the magical Green Man, guardian spirit of the forest. Brendan's need to immerse himself in his fantasy world becomes more acute, until he meets a girl with secrets of her own who may just keep his feet on the ground.
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