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Four stupid cupids
Maguire, Gregory.
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[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2001.

Physical Description:
235 pages ; 23 cm
The students' scheme to find a love match for their beloved teacher on Valentine's Day turns into a comedy of errors when four stupid cupids from Ancient Greece try to help.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.6 6.0 44943.
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X Juvenile Large Print Central Closed Stacks

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Book 4 of The Hamlet Chronicles An Accelerated Reader(R) Title Strange happenings are afoot in Hamlet, Vermont, and the Copycats and Tattletales are in the thick of things When Fawn Petros brings an old vase into Miss Earth's class for show-and-tell, the school is invaded by four not-so-clever cupids from ancient Greece. Anyone stung by their potent arrows is destined to fall helplessly in love. As the boys fret about what the girls might do with this awesome power, the girls seize the opportunity to find a match for their lonely teacher -- with hilarious results.

Author Notes

Gregory Maguire was born June 9, 1954 in Albany, New York. He received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and a Ph.D. in English and American literature from Tufts University. He is a founder and co-director of Children's Literature New England, Incorporated, a non-profit educational charity established in 1987.

He writes for both adults and children. His first book, The Lighting Time, was published in 1978. His adult works include Wicked, Confessions of and Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror, Son of a Witch, and A Lion Among Men. The Broadway play Wicked is based on his book of the same title. His children's books include the picture book Crabby Cratchitt, the novel The Good Liar, and the Hamlet Chronicles series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

This holiday entry in the Hamlet Chronicles stars four mythical flying and bow-carrying babies who escape from an ancient Grecian urn and help some students mend the broken heart of their teacher. Ages 8-12. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-In the fourth book in the series, the students in Miss Earth's class are grappling with Valentine's Day, which is made more complicated with the arrival of four tiny young cupids that are accidentally freed from a vase they've been imprisoned in for more than 2300 years. Like all of their ilk, they use arrows to make people fall in love, so Miss Earth's students decide that she is overdue for a little romance. However, the inept archers cause her to fall in love with a frog and a television. All's well that ends well-the homesick cupids get back to Greece and Miss Earth begins (without outside help) to see the charms of a man she had previously spurned. Although the Tattletale and Copycat Clubs are still battling, this is really the story of Fawn Petros, who misses her father in far-off Antarctica. By caring for the little visitors, she begins to gain self-confidence and even learns to stand up to her sassy classmates when they casually call her "stupid." Miss Earth is made to play the fool with her cupid-wrought crushes, but her slightly acerbic professional manner and dry wit allow her to emerge with her dignity unscathed. The tongue-in-cheek humor and glimmers of real emotion in this installment will please both fervent fans and newcomers to the series.-Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. vii
1. My Bloody Valentinep. 1
2. The Ugly Vasep. 8
3. Miss Earth's Broken Heartp. 14
4. A Meeting of Matchmakersp. 18
5. Show-and-Tellp. 24
6. Four Stupid Cupidsp. 34
7. Cupids in the Hamlet House of Beautyp. 47
8. Roses and Regretsp. 59
9. The Sting of a Cupid's Arrowp. 66
10. The Sting of Milosp. 72
11. Kissing Kermit the Hermitp. 83
12. The Sting of Naxosp. 94
13. Cap'n Trueheartp. 104
14. The Several Stings of Rhodap. 114
15. The Janitor Princep. 127
16. The Sting of Baby Kosp. 133
17. The Couch Potato of Hamletp. 140
18. Candy Hearts and Poison Darts?p. 146
19. An Emergency Book Reportp. 153
20. Frozen and Unfrozenp. 169
21. Happy in Hamletp. 173