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Title:
Timothy goes to school
Author:
Wells, Rosemary.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2000.

©1981
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Timothy learns about being accepted and making friends during the first week of his first year at school.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 300 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 21645.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.8 1 Quiz: 23617 Guided reading level: I.
ISBN:
9780670891825
Format :
Book

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Summary

Timothy is going to school for the very first time and he couldn't be more excited.Until he meets Claude -- perfect Claude -- who is not only the smartest and the best at everything, but who also wears all the right clothes and has all the friends. Timothy can't stand it. Before long he's ready to quit forever.But then Violet comes along, and Timothy discovers that a true friend and a little laughter are just the cure for those less-than-perfect blues.Now with all new illustrations, Rosemary Wells's endearing story of kindergarten is sure to ring true with any child about to take on a new experience.


Author Notes

Rosemary Wells was born in New York City on January 29, 1943. She studied at the Museum School in Boston. Without her degree, she left school at the age of 19 to get married. She began her career in publishing, working as an art editor and designer first at Allyn and Bacon and later at Macmillan Publishing.

She is an author and illustrator of over 60 books for children and young adults. Her first book was an illustrated edition of Gilbert and Sullivan's I Have a Song to Sing-O. Her other works include Martha's Birthday, The Fog Comes on Little Pig Feet, Unfortunately Harriet, Mary on Horseback, and Timothy Goes to School. She also created the characters of Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora, and Yoko, which are featured in some of her books. She has won numerous awards including a Children's Book Council Award for Noisy Nora in 1974, the Edgar Allan Poe award for two young adult books, Through the Looking Glass and When No One Was Looking, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Shy Charles.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Ages 5-7. The pitfalls of first grade come poignantly alive as Timothy enters first grade. Upset and lonely, Timothy wants to quit school-- until he meets Violet. Other classroom forays include Harry Allard's Miss Nelson Is Missing, Trinka Hakes Noble's The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash, and Amy Schwartz' Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner.


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