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Horrible Harry moves up to third grade
Kline, Suzy.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Puffin, 2000.

Physical Description:
58 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Horrible Harry and friends start off third grade with a new room and a field trip to an old copper mine to study rocks.
General Note:
"Puffin books."
Reading Level:
460 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 1.0 20665.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 2.3 3 Quiz: 21985 Guided reading level: L.
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Third grade brings lots of surprises, but one thing hasn't changed a bit--Harry and Sidney are still sworn enemies. And their relationship only gets worse when Sidney accidentally kills Harry's pet spider. But Harry comes up with a horribly funny way to get revenge during a class trip to a creepy copper mine.

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. 2^-3, younger for reading aloud. Horrible Harry and his pals at South School return for another adventure in this chapter book. Harry is now in third grade, as are his best friend, Doug, who narrates the story, and his archenemy, Sidney. When their teacher arranges a field trip to an underground mine, Doug admits to Harry that he is afraid. Meanwhile, Sidney kills Harry's pet spider. During the field trip, Harry calms Doug's frayed nerves and manages to play a great practical joke on Sidney to get even. When Sidney disappears, however, Harry is just as worried as his classmates. The boys set a good example for young readers by making up when Sidney is found--Harry even hugs him. Harry's many fans will clamor for this enjoyable story. --Lauren Peterson

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3-Not much has changed since second grade: Harry is gross and horrible, and he's still Sidney's sworn enemy. When Sidney is frightened by Harry's pet spider and kills it, war breaks out between the two boys, with their friend Doug caught in the middle. Doug, however, has other problems, most notably the proposed field trip to the Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine. His fear of the mine threatens to prevent him from going on the excursion, but Harry is there to help. The themes of fears and friendship are nicely blended as this beginning chapter book moves quickly to its exciting conclusion. The inclusion of an eerie ghost story, some of Harry's pranks, and realistic teasing between the children make this an enjoyable read.-Linda Bindner, formerly at Athens Clarke County Library, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.