Illustrator: Marla Frazee
The principal secretly nominated Clementine's teacher, Mr. D'Matz, for the Adventures for Teachers competition and-surprise!-he's a finalist and has a chance to study in Egypt for the rest of the year! Other kids seem happy about this "tremendous opportunity" and are eager to write a letter to the judges about why Mr. D'Matz should win, but Clementine can't celebrate. She was just getting the hang of third grade, and besides, he promised he'd be her teacher for the whole year. How can she make sure he won't leave? Black-and-white illustrations.
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Awards & Honors
2008 School Library JournalBest Books, Fiction
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews*, School Library Journal*
5 1/2" x 7 3/4"
Level 4; Points: 2;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 3.4; Points: 6;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Names, School principals, Promises, Disappointment, Growing up, Substitutes, Rules, Hamsters, Misunderstandings, Homework, Feeling ignored, Little brothers, Writing books, Families, Emulating others, Bills, Friends, Shopping, Money, Vegetables, Eels, Helping others, Bricks, Second-hand sales, Gifts, Thinking ahead, Mummification, Kindness, Letters, Recommendations, Winning, Teachers,