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Teacher's pet / Johanna Hurwitz ; illustrations by Sheila Hamanaka.

By: Hurwitz, Johanna.
Contributor(s): Hamanaka, Sheila [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Morrow Junior Books, c1988Description: 116 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0688075061; 9780688075064.Subject(s): Schools -- Fiction | Teachers -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Teachers -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.H9574 | Te 1988Summary: Nine-year-old Cricket's expectations of being, as always, the teacher's favorite student are dashed by the arrival of an unusual new girl in her fourth-grade class.
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Nine-year-old Cricket's expectations of being, as always, the teacher's favorite student are dashed by the arrival of an unusual new girl in her fourth-grade class.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5 Cricket loved school and had always been the teacher's favorite, but fourth grade was not turning out the way she had planned. Her teacher did not have favorites; a new girl in town was challenging her position as best student in the class, and even her best intended efforts went wrong. Hurwitz has a fine-tuned ear for dialogue and an understanding eye for classrooom dy namics. Through the author's generous helping of humor and no preaching, Cricket and readers learn that a close friend and a teacher who is fair to all the students add up to a pretty good school year after all. Hurwitz sets up the situa tion quickly in the first few pages and keeps the plot moving so that even re luctant readers will be caught early and held. Amy Kellman, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Children's author, Johanna Hurwitz was born and raised in New York City. She attended Queens College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and then Columbia University for her master's in Library Science. <p> She worked as a librarian and taught graduate courses in children's literature and storytelling. Her first title, Busybody Nora was published in 1976 and she has been writing a book or two a year ever since. Her other titles include Dear Emma, Summer with Elisa, A Llama in the Family, Busybody Nora and the Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein. She has written over 60 titles. <p> Her works have won her several state awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Kentucky Bluegrass Award, the Garden State Children's Choice Award, and the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Award. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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