No teacher has ever appreciated Jackie's excessive enthusiasm, until Ms. Sugarman. When Ms. Sugarman leaves the fourth grade to become principal, Jackie is devastated. "The honest and caring relationship between [Jackie] and Ms. Sugarman is one that every student and teacher might envy. Solid characterizations, with good insight into the difference an understanding teacher can make." —SLJ. "A funny, heartwarming story with a very real little girl at it heart. Any student who has ever idolized a wonderful teacher will sympathize with Jackie." —ALA Booklist
1995 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Honor Award (AR)
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Elizabeth Levy loves to tell stories that combine serious issues with humor. She has proven it with her award-winning books for young readers, including My Life As A Fifth-Grade Comedian, Keep Ms. Sugarman In The Fourth Grade, and other best-selling books in the Sam and Robert series, including Frankenstein Moved In On The Fourth Floor and Dracula Is A Pain In The Neck. She lives in New York City.
Dave Henderson's illustrations have appeared in Reader's Digest, TV Guide, and other magazines. This is his first book for children. Mr. Henderson lives in Boonton Township, NJ.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-5-- After her first three years of school during which her excessive enthusiasm has not been appreciated or understood, Jackie finally has a teacher who likes her for who she is. But there are two problems: one is her father, who wants her to be a better student and more athletic; the other is Ms. Sugarman herself, who leaves the classroom to become interim principal when the position suddenly becomes vacant. Jackie faces these situations with humor and sometimes misplaced energy. She learns that although she cannot change her world, she is indeed an ``original spirit'' and finds the self-confidence to move on. The honest and caring relationship between the girl and Ms. Sugarman is one that every student and teacher might envy. Solid characterizations, with typical fourth graders and good insight into the difference an understanding teacher can make. --Carolyn Jenks, formerly at Oyster River Elementary School, Durham, NH
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110064404870
Book Description HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0064404870 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0021379