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The math wiz
Duffey, Betsy.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1990.
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67 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Marty Malone is great at math, but finds out that he needs more than just math to tackle third grade problems like PE and making friends.
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 6273.
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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. K-2. Horrible Harry loves slimy things. When Song Lee brings a water frog to their second-grade class--and feeds it liver--Harry falls in love. Not with the frog, but with the girl. He sends her a note that looks like his math test: "Do you like me? a) a little; b) some; c) a lot; d) none of the above." Song Lee says the answer is c, but only if he stops fighting. He even gives up throwing snowballs, much to his best friend's disgust. As always, Harry's appeal is that he's both "gross" and vulnerable. With Remkiewicz' cheery line drawings, grade-school teacher Kline captures perfectly the crowd scenes and the private moments in the classroom. It's sad when your parents get divorced; it's also a crisis when your two front teeth fall out. ~--Hazel Rochman

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3‘In Horrible Harry's Secret by Suzy Kline (Viking, 1990), Harry's best friend Doug tells the story of how Horrible Harry falls in love with classmate Song Lee after meeting her frog, Bong, and watching her feed it bits of liver on a toothpick. Johnny Heller narrates in a voice filled with the enthusiasm and melodrama of the day-to-day lives of second graders. Harry's delight at "horrible" things, his posturing and near fighting with classmate Sidney, snowball fights, notes passed back and forth in class, and inimitable child logic are well conveyed through Heller's clear and pleasant reading. This satisfying audio version of a popular children's story will be especially appreciated by fans of Horrible Harry's exploits.‘Cynthia Ortiz, Lee Memorial Library, Allendale, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.