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ISBN13: 9780380710898
ISBN10: 0380710897
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Tracy Kidder — the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House — spent nine months in Mrs. Zajac's fifth-grade classroom in the depressed "Flats" of Holyoke, Massachusetts. For an entire year he lived among twenty schoolchildren and their indomitable, compassionate teacher — sharings their joys, their catastrophes, and their small but essential triumphs. As a result, he has written a revealing, remarkably poignant account of education in America . . . and his most memorable, emotionally charged, and important book to date.

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"Through Kidder's calmly detailed re-creation of Zajac's daily round we come to know her students' fears and inmost strivings; we also share this teacher's frustrations, loneliness and the rush of satisfaction that comes with helping students learn....A compelling microcosm of what is wrong — and right — with our educational system." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Many readers have come to expect that anything authored by Kidder will be of high merit. This latest nonfiction work is no exception....A warm, honest, refreshingly positive look inside a classroom." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Brimming with the exuberance and innocence of childhood, Among School Children is the intense and affecting chronicle of a Holyoke, Massachusetts, fifth-grade teacher's passionate dedication to the children in her classroom.#Houghton Mifflin.

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PrincessJaylia, September 18, 2011 (view all comments by PrincessJaylia)
I had to read this book for an elementary education course and found it extremely touching. It is perfect for teachers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380710898
Author:
Kidder, Tracy
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York : Avon Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
School Age
Subject:
Elementary
Subject:
Elementary school teaching
Subject:
School children
Subject:
Fifth grade (Education)
Subject:
Fifth grade (Education) -- United States -- Case studies.
Subject:
Fifth grade
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Elementary school teaching -- United States.
Subject:
Fifth grade (Education) -- United States.
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
107-323
Publication Date:
19900901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.16x5.32x.87 in. .56 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780380710898 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Through Kidder's calmly detailed re-creation of Zajac's daily round we come to know her students' fears and inmost strivings; we also share this teacher's frustrations, loneliness and the rush of satisfaction that comes with helping students learn....A compelling microcosm of what is wrong — and right — with our educational system." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Many readers have come to expect that anything authored by Kidder will be of high merit. This latest nonfiction work is no exception....A warm, honest, refreshingly positive look inside a classroom." Library Journal
"Synopsis" by , Brimming with the exuberance and innocence of childhood, Among School Children is the intense and affecting chronicle of a Holyoke, Massachusetts, fifth-grade teacher's passionate dedication to the children in her classroom.#Houghton Mifflin.
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