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Title:
First graders from Mars. Episode 4, Tera, star student
Author:
Corey, Shana.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
29 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Although she is smart, Tera must learn the importance of working together on a group project.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
170 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 70138.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 2 Quiz: 33612 Guided reading level: K.
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ISBN:
9780439266345
Format :
Book

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Summary

Yabay! It's Tera's turn in the spotlight! She's bright and bold, and about to learn there's more to being smart than knowing all the answers.

Tera is a star student. So when Pod 1 is assigned a group project--to build the solar system--Tera is sure she has all the answers. But with her overzealous nature and her know-it-all ways, Tera ruffles a few tentacles. Why does being right sometimes feel so wrong?

Shana Corey and Mark Teague are stars who know the meaning of teamwork. Together they have created another out of this world episode in their always-humorous and clever martian chronicles.


Author Notes

Mark Teague developed his writing and painting talents without formal training but with a healthy dose of imagination. Each of Teague's books starts as "notebooks full of sketches and scribbles, strange little drawings, and phrases that seem mostly cryptic that suddenly come together," he explains. His books tackle everything from first graders coping with life on Mars to Shakespearean characters coping with life on earth. Mischievous dinosaurs, witty dogs, nightmare haircuts, messy rooms, closet monsters - all find their way into Teague's wildly inventive books. Teague has also collaborated with many critically acclaimed authors, including Jane Yolen, Audrey Wood, and Cynthia Rylant. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and two daughters. For more information about Mark Teague, visit scholastic.com/tradebooks


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Nergal and the gang from Pod 1 are back, this time to learn about being healthy during Martian Health Week. The culmination is a space race in which, as Ms. Vortex reminds them, "I know we will all try to do our martian best." Everyone is thrilled except for Nergal, who is not a good runner. The clever illustrations bring to life such zany lessons as what happens to a plant when it eats unhealthy foods like nobber pops-it wilts-and how to balance meals from the 450 food groups. Both the story and the cartoon art featuring pop-eyed characters in assorted colors will keep beginning readers in stitches, and they'll probably learn what Nergal finally understands-that "What matters is you tried your martian best."-Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.