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Horrible Harry and the Purple People
Kline, Suzy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Viking, [1997]

Physical Description:
51 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Horrible Harry, the class clown of Room 2B, returns to the spotlight with the Purple People, mysterious beings that only he can see.
Reading Level:
450 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 18725.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.3 3 Quiz: 16267 Guided reading level: L.
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X Juvenile Fiction Easy Fiction

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No one in Room 2B believes Harry about his Purple People. Not even his best friend Doug. The class is reading "Alice in Wonderland"--and everyone's convinced that Harry's Purple People are about as real as the Cheshire Cat. But then a few strange things happen, and no one knows just what to think. Illustrations.

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)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4‘Once again, Harry shows that he has a great imagination. Here, he says that there are invisible purple people in Miss Mackle's classroom, but Mary knows there's no such thing. When Miss Mackle, who has been reading Alice in Wonderland, throws a tea party for the class, Harry decides to invite one of the purple people and pulls a prank to prove that they do indeed exist. Harry and his classmates form a wonderful group of characters. There is a certain respectful camaraderie within this circle of friends that is refreshing, and the author demonstrates a clear understanding of the ways of children. The youngsters are funny and intelligent, and readers will no doubt be tempted by Harry's mischievous ideas. Miss Mackle is depicted as an understanding teacher who shares in their camaraderie. Children will love this inventive addition to the "Horrible Harry" books and will look forward to more.‘Carrie A. Guarria, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The Purple Peoplep. 1
The Missing Lunch Cardp. 15
Invasion of the Purple Peoplep. 24
Purple Monsters, Purple People, and a Floating Headp. 33
Mary Meets One of the Purple Peoplep. 39