No such luck. Russell has a particularly eventful season of schooling ahead of him, led by a teacher he never could have predicted--perhaps the only teacher equipped to control the likes of him: his sister Tansy. Despite stolen supplies, a privy fire, and more than any classroom's share of snakes, Tansy will manage to keep that school alive and maybe, just maybe, set her brother on a new, wiser course.
As he did in A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder, Richard Peck creates a whole world of folksy, one-of-a-kind characters here--the enviable and the laughable, the adorably meek and the deliciously terrifying. There will be no forgetting Russell, Tansy, and all the rest who populate this hilarious, shrewd, and thoroughly enchanting novel....Continua
This novel reminded me of Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen. Its humor kept me reading and enjoying the novel. There wasn't alot of action, but it was always fun and I think it would appeal to a younger audience. I also think it would be an easy one to do an impromptu book talk or even a planned one.I would definately recommend it to others, but it was not my favorite book of the summer....Continua