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Horrible Harry goes to the moon
Kline, Suzy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 2000.
Physical Description:
51 pages, 2 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Inspired by his third-grade class's study of the moon, Harry announces that he is going there.
Reading Level:
340 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 1.0 44204.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 2.2 3 Quiz: 21230 Guided reading level: L.
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X Juvenile Fiction Easy Fiction

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Everyone in Room 3B is excited about their assignment to study the moon. So when Harry finds an ad for a used telescope, the class decides to have a bake sale to raise the money to buy it. Once they get the telescope they plan to have a moonwatch and invite all the parents--but no one knows that Harry has a surprise plan of his OWN for the big night.

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 2-3-Miss Mackle's third-grade class learns all about the moon from a variety of sources, and holds a bake sale to purchase a used telescope that will give them an up-close look at the celestial body. As always, Harry brings his own exuberant approach to the learning. As in other books in the series, Doug tells the story. His point of view rings true as he reports his classmates' conversations, actions, and even facial expressions. While some of Kline's characters are beginning to seem a little flat, her stories continue to succeed at reflecting everyday life in the classroom.-Pat Leach, Lincoln City Libraries, NE (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.