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Horrible Harry and the ant invasion
Kline, Suzy.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1989.
Physical Description:
56 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Horrible Harry of classroom 2B cuts back on his mischievous pranks after falling for Song Lee.
General Note:
"Ages 7-10"--P. [4] of cover.
Reading Level:
440 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 1.0 6270.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.8 3 Quiz: 05338 Guided reading level: L.
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X Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf
X Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf
X Juvenile Fiction Easy Fiction

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It's a busy time in Room 2B'an ant observation project is beginning, Miss Mackle is teaching square dancing, and class pictures are being taken. Then one of the fish from the 2B fish tank goes belly-up! Is Harry to blame?

Author Notes

Suzy Kline was born August 27, 1943 in Berkeley, California. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in European History.

She was an elementary school teacher for over 25 years before retiring. While teaching, she wrote over thirty books for children. Her most well-known works include titles in the Horrible Harry, Herbie Jones and Song Lee series.

Ms. Kline now writes full-time and travels to schools and libraries and speak about writing.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-- The title is one of the four stories in this book that continues the adventures of second-grade Horrible Harry, previously seen in Horrible Harry in Room 2B (1988) and Horrible Harry and the Green Slime (1989, both Viking) . Short chapter books for readers graduating from beginning readers are welcome, and this series has been an enjoyable addition. But Class 2B, scene of Harry's adventures, may be a bit confusing to newcomers at first, as Kline barely introduces her narrator and characters. Previous fans, however, will enjoy another meeting with Harry and pals in these lighthearted outings, although Harry's horribleness is not very convincing. The last story lacks any horridness or even much point, unless who you stand next to in a class picture really counts. Well-placed line drawings extend the humor with lively renditions of this familiar cast of characters. --Carol A. Edwards, East Central Regional Library, Cambridge, MN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.