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Title:
The night I flunked my field trip
Author:
Winkler, Henry, 1945-
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Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
154 pages ; 20 cm.
Summary:
Fourth-grader Hank, while on a field trip aboard "The Pilgrim Spirit, " tries to learn knot tying in his own unique way, which causes unforeseen problems.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
690 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.2 4.0 78556.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.9 7 Quiz: 37768 Guided reading level: R.
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ISBN:
9780448433523

9780448435022
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Summary

Hank is thrilled about the "Best Field Trip of the Year"-everyone from Ms. Adolph's class gets to spend the night on an old-fashioned three-mast sailing ship in New York Harbor! And Hank gets even more excited when the ship's captain chooses him to be the first mate. But being first mate is not all it's cracked up to be, especially for a crazy captain who takes his job a little too seriously. The best field trip of the year is becoming the worst night of Hank's life-how's he going to get out of this one?


Author Notes

Born in Manhattan, NY in 1945, Henry Winkler rose to fame as television's "The Fonz" on the 1970's sitcom, Happy Days. In 1970, Winkler graduated from the Yale School of Drama and went on to act in various commercials before being cast as Arthur Fonzarelli. After Happy Days, Winkler went on to produce and direct various television shows, as well as continue acting in co-starring roles in movies such as "Scream" and "The Waterboy". Along with his acting and directing career, Henry Winkler is a children's advocate who helped to found the Children's Action Network which helps to provide immunization to children at no charge. He is also involved with several other children's charities and began writing the Hank Zipzer series in 2003 which centers around an adventurous boy with dyslexia.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

A nautical class outing goes awry in Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever #5: The Night I Flunked My Field Trip by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, illus. by Carol Heyer. When Henry and his class head to Manhattan's South Street Seaport to learn the ropes on an old sailing ship, Hank inadvertently sets the ship out to sea. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Another book featuring the dyslexic, list-making fourth-grader. Hank's class is scheduled to spend the night on The Pilgrim Spirit, a tall sailing ship docked in New York Harbor. He boards with the other students and soon learns that his nemesis, Nick McKelty, has tricked him again by nominating him for a job that involves a lot of cleaning for the mean and gruff captain. When Hank is learning knot tying, he accidentally unties the ship and they are soon adrift with a captain and first mate who are actors and know nothing about sailing. Hank, his friends, and his grandfather help to make for a happy ending. Although this book stands alone, fans of the series will enjoy spending more time with Hank and his cohorts. While the humor sometimes seems forced, the story has just enough details about dyslexia to attract those who have this learning disability and instill empathy in those who don't.-Debbie Stewart Hoskins, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.