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Title:
Horrible Harry and the Holidaze
Author:
Kline, Suzy.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 2003.
Physical Description:
67 pages : illustrations; 22 cm
Summary:
Miss Mackle's third graders share December holiday traditions--Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day, and Korean New Year--with each other and with Harry's great grandfather, who has just moved to a nursing home.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
560 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 1.0 74425.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.5 3 Quiz: 34148 Guided reading level: L.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780670036424
Format :
Book

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Summary

Harry and his classmates in Room 3B have some important holiday celebrating to do-and they're talking about more than Christmas! Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings' Day, and the Korean New Year are holidays that some of the students celebrate, and Miss Mackle wants everyone to learn about them. All of the kids are excited-except Harry. He's not interested in holidays, ZuZu-the new student-or even the new class guinea pig. What's bothering Harry? Will he be able to get in the holiday spirit after all?


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. Narrator Doug begins the story by noting that something is wrong with his best friend, Harry. With his grin, his insults, his love of the creepy, and his obvious crush on his third-grade classmate, Song Lee, missing, Harry just wasn't his horrible self. This mystery is solved half way through the story when the class visits the nursing home where Harry's beloved grandfather has recently become a resident. Most of the book, however, is devoted to the third-graders learning about the seasonal holidays their classmates celebrate: Threeing's Day,wanzaa, Hanukkah,orean New Year's, and Christmas. The depiction of Harry's sadness and his grandfather's situation is sensitive though brief. The presentation of holiday practices stresses the secular aspects of religious holidays and gives a somewhat purposeful tone to the latest entry in this entertaining chapter-book series. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2003 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-It's December, and the children in Room 3B are excited about a new classmate, a new class pet, and the chance to learn about the five winter holidays that various classmates celebrate-Three Kings' Day, Korean New Year, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas. Harry seems listless, but snaps back to his usual self when the teacher finds out that he's unhappy because his great-grandpa has gone to a nursing home, and she takes the whole class to visit him. The presentation of the various holidays is uneven in coverage and somewhat dull, although things pick up at the end when the kids receive gifts from their Secret Santas. Fun for beginning chapter-book readers, despite the educational elements.-E. M. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

The "D" Wordp. 1
Two Surprises for Three Kings' Dayp. 9
Heads Up for Kwanzaap. 21
Crash!p. 33
Hanukkah Fun at Shady Pinesp. 40
Flying High for Korean New Year'sp. 51
Secret Santasp. 57