Our Teacher Is A Vampire and Other (not) True Stories

Our Teacher Is A Vampire and Other (not) True Stories

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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It all begins when Alexander H. Gory Jr. passes around a notebook in which he reveals a tantalizing secret: he has proof that their teacher, Mrs. Penrose, is a vampire. Soon the entire class is speculating and adding their opinions to the notebook until . . . it lands in Mrs. Penrose's hands. It turns out that Mrs. Penrose has been keeping a secret: she is expecting a baby. But since the notebook is encouraging her students to write and improving their spelling and grammar, Mrs. Penrose allows it to continue circulating.

The notebook becomes a terrific place for jokes, poems, stories and the correspondence between the students and their favorite author. The notebook serves an even more important role when Mrs. Penrose's baby comes too soon, and she is replaced by a no-nonsense substitute. The students begin to express their fears for their teacher, their frustrations and their hopes.

Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780823435531
Branch Call Number: J FIC Amato
Characteristics: 253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Long, Ethan - Illustrator

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joywolf83
Nov 03, 2016

I wish the title had been little more accurate but it definitely gets your attention. Kids get paranoid but the teacher is just pregnant, so they decide to enter a writing contest. Written in multiple letter form with the occasional essay style. Good for students looking for different layout to read. It is clever that each font was assigned to each student so you can recognize the new narrator. I'm okay with juvenile books but this was a very paint by numbers book. I didn't like how the students were characterized. They are very one dimensional, annoying and cliched. There is also too much learning going on. Yes it's in school but the side lessons on alteration and similes are out of place and feel like a lecture. Page 100 of 250 DNF If you're looking for a funnier book thats similar but KIDS would like check out "Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Bookie Vivat

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trbateman
Jul 24, 2016

Not as funny as her previous books, but a good choice for young authors.

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