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Title:
The math wiz
Author:
Duffey, Betsy.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1990.
Physical Description:
67 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
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.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 6273.
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ISBN:
9780670824700
Format :
Book

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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

K-Gr 2-- Horrible Harry falls in love with Song Lee when she brings her water frog to the second-grade classroom. From Harry's best friend Doug's point of view, the love notes, shy glances, and a red foil gift are just too much. When Harry stops talking, all his friends try to find out what he is hiding. The truth is that he lost two of his front teeth, which were his pride and joy. Of course, new ones are coming in and thus ends a very superficial story with little plot, characterization, or style. Events like these take place in thousands of classrooms each year. The redeeming value here is that second graders can read this to themselves or to each other and then write their own stories, which will likely be every bit as good as this one. --Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Pub . Schools, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.