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Jake Drake, class clown / Andrew Clements ; illustrated by Dolores Avendaño.

By: Clements, Andrew, 1949-.
Contributor(s): Avendaño, Dolores [ill.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Jake Drake: 4.Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2002Description: 72 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0689839219; 9780689839214; 0689839162 (pbk.); 9780689839160 (pbk.).Subject(s): Student teachers -- Juvenile fiction | Teachers -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.C59118 | Jaf 2002Summary: "Miss Bruce is the new student teacher in Jake's second-grade class, and she never smiles. Never. But when Jake cracks up during class during a spelling bee, he sees the tiniest hint of a smile at the corner of her mouth. Suddenly, Jake has a new mission in life; to be so funny that even Miss Bruce will laugh!"
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"Miss Bruce is the new student teacher in Jake's second-grade class, and she never smiles. Never. But when Jake cracks up during class during a spelling bee, he sees the tiniest hint of a smile at the corner of her mouth. Suddenly, Jake has a new mission in life; to be so funny that even Miss Bruce will laugh!"

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Gr 2-5-In previous books, Jake has been an unwilling "teacher's pet," a "bully buster," and a "know-it-all," and now he finds himself becoming the class clown. Clements focuses on real-life school problems that plague kids in classrooms everywhere and utilizes humor to make them surmountable and fixable. Here, the fourth grader looks back to second grade when his unsmiling, grumpy student teacher terrifies his classroom. He then becomes too funny for his own good. Jake is an endearing boy who uses his head to sort out appropriate conclusions to bad situations. The characters are well drawn and likable; one rather static full-page black-and-white illustration appears in each chapter. Another winner in the "Jake Drake" series.-Kay Bowes, Concord Pike Library, Wilmington, DE (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Andrew Clements was born in Camden, New Jersey on May 7, 1949. He received a bachelor's degree in literature from Northwestern University and master's degree in teaching from National Louis University. Before becoming a full-time author, he taught in the public schools north of Chicago for seven years, was a singer-songwriter, and worked in publishing. <p> He is well known for his picture book texts, but it was his middle school novel, Frindle, that was a breakthrough for his writing career. Frindle won numerous awards including the Georgia Children's Book Award, the Sasquatch Children's Book Award, the Massachusetts Children's Book Award, the Rhode Island Children's Book Award, and the Year 2000 Young Hoosier Book Award. His other works include The Landry News, The Janitor's Boy, No Talking, Things Not Seen, Things Hoped For, and Things That Are. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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