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Song Lee and the "I hate you" notes
Kline, Suzy.
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Publication Information:
New York : [Penguin], [1999]

Physical Description:
50 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Song Lee is upset when she receives hateful notes in class, but she finds an appropriate and positive way to deal with them.
Reading Level:
"Ages 7-10"--cover p. [4].

520 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 0.5 30631.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.4 3 Quiz: 17334 Guided reading level: N.
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Song Lee is the nicest person in Room 3B. That's why no one can figure out why anyone would send her an "I hate you" note. Song Lee takes the first note hard -- tears come to her eyes and she feels sick. But as the notes continue, Song Lee toughens up, and decides to strike back -- with something so gross it's sure to teach the note sender a lesson he or she won't soon forget.

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 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-2. This volume from the Easy-to-Read series poses a new mystery for young Cam Jansen. Playing baseball at the park, Cam and her friends are baffled when a home-run ball disappears. Relying on the young sleuth's memory and her detection skills, they stop looking for the ball and start searching for a dog and his owner, who had been playing fetch nearby. With its simple vocabulary, large type, and brightly colored line-and-wash illustrations, this will appeal to beginning readers attracted by the sports theme, the mystery, or the popular main character. --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3The saga of Song Lee and her classmates, now in third grade, continues. This time, perpetually pouty Mary has it in for Song Lee, who is the nicest person in [the] class. When Song Lee laughs at her during a game of garbage-can kickball, Mary retaliates by sending her nasty notes. After Harry clues Miss Mackle in, she gently leads all of her students in a discussion about hateful missives. Song Lee applies her own creative hand to note writing, and emotional order is restored. Kline has her finger on the pulse of third graders, and realistically portrays their social interactions and problem-solving skills. The language and perceptions of Doug, the narrator, are right on target. Remkiewiczs black-and-white drawings accentuate the full range of the characters emotions.Pat Leach, Lincoln City Libraries, NE (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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