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Miss Nelson is back
Allard, Harry, 1928-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Weston Conn.] : Weston Woods ; [New York] : Scholastic, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette : analog + 1 book (32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm)
When their teacher has to go away for a week, the kids in room 207 plan to "really act up."
General Note:
Accompanied by book of the same title.

Side 1 includes page-turn signals ; side 2 has uninterrupted reading.
Reading Level:
320 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 6130.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.5 2 Quiz: 07714 Guided reading level: L.

Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


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Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
CASSETTE KIT 470-1 Juvenile Media Kit Media Kits
CASSETTE KIT 470-1 Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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When their teacher has to go away for a week, the kids in Room 207 plan to "really act up."

Author Notes

Harry Allard is the author of many hilarious books for children, including several Miss Nelson and Stupid Family titles, all illustrated by James Marshall.

James Marshall (1942-1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious children's books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a master's degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his life's work as one of the finest creators of children's books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to literature for children.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4-7. The wily Miss Nelson makes sure her class is up to snuff, even from her sickbed. A ``Reading Rainbow'' selection.

Publisher's Weekly Review

Miss Nelson goes away for a week, and the kids in Room 207 fear that they'll have the dreaded substitute teacher, Viola Swamp. Instead, they get Principal Blandsworth, who bores them into taking drastic measures. ``A nutty sequel to Miss Nelson Is Missing,'' PW stated. ``Marshall's color cartoons and the twisty tale rise to stratospheric heights of buffoonery.'' (48) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved