Synopses & Reviews
Mrs. McBloom, clean up your room!"For nearly fifty years, that's been the refrain of janitors, principals, and students who enter the chaos of Room Five. Now the beloved Mrs. McBloom-who has taught nearly everyone in the town of Up Yonder, even Principal Pumpernickel-is about to retire. Finally, she must clean up her classroom.But where to begin? Years of science experiments have left all kinds of critters hoppin' and cluckin' and flyin' around. Giant sunflowers droop over desks; vines with fat green beans climb the walls; and a full-grown apple tree grows smack-dab in the middle of the floor. There are more books stacked in Room Five than in the Up Yonder Library. And who knows what else lurks in the piles of papers or the lost-and-found box?
"Kantor caters well to the witty-romance, girl-power book market, supplying a worthy offering for many who might not read otherwise." School Library Journal
"The easygoing narrative featuring a modern-day Cinderella is sure to attract readers." Hornbook Guide to Children
When high school sophomore Lucy Norton's father remarries, her life is turned upside down. She and her father move from their West Coast home to a suburb on Long Island. With a small bedroom in the unfinished basement, a wicked stepmother and bratty stepsisters, countless chores, a blank social calendar, and a huge crush on the dashing prince of the varsity basketball team, Lucys life has all the makings of a Cinderella story. So with all the characters in place, will Lucy get the prince and live happily ever after?
In this royally funny and romantic novel, Melissa Kantor explores the struggle of finding your true prince and more important yourself.
About the Author
Melissa Kantor teaches at a high school in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her husband and son. Her first novel, Confessions of a Not It Girl, was published in 2004 and picked as a Booklist Top Ten Romance Novel for Youths.