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Class is not dismissed!, by Gitty Daneshvari ; illustrated by Carrie Gifford

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Class is not dismissed!
Title
Class is not dismissed!
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by Gitty Daneshvari ; illustrated by Carrie Gifford
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Language
eng
Summary
Thirteen-year-olds Madeleine, Theo, and Lulu, fourteen-year-old Garrison, and ten-year-old new "contestant" Hyacinth must face their phobias and join forces to learn who is stealing wigs and pageant trophies from the School of Fear
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  • Grades 4-7 Have no fear: school is back in session, with the phobic young protagonists of School of Fear (2009) returning to reinforce what they learned the summer before. It seems there has been some regression amid all visible signs of progress. A fifth student has also enrolled—a 10-year-old with a ferret who’s afraid of being alone and who calls the others her new best friends, giving each of them an annoying nickname. Daneshvari’s plot is as farfetched as ever, but her dialogue is full of amusing putdowns—“I think you need help, and I don’t mean that in a kind or caring way.” Somehow, and satisfyingly, all five become best friends in the end. -- Nolan, Abby (Reviewed 10-01-2010) (Booklist, vol 107, number 3, p83)
  • Gr 4 – 6 — Fine print in their contracts brings the four students introduced in School of Fear (Little, Brown, 2009) back for another summer at the secret, exclusive institution created to eliminate extreme phobias. Though the students profess that they are completely cured, headmistress Mrs. Wellington reveals how each one has regressed, necessitating more time with her. Joining Madeleine, Garrison, Theo, and Lulu is a new student, Hyacinth, who is desperately afraid of being alone and friendless. But the unusual phobia-conquering curriculum is put on hold when the children must help Mrs. Wellington and her loyal caretaker discover who is behind the string of recent burglaries—a discovery that leads to even more trouble for the school and its inhabitants. Filled with an eclectic, and often eccentric, cast of characters, this sequel uses the wry humor and outrageous situations that characterized the first book and makes for an entertaining read. Kids may be slightly disappointed in the lack of resolution to the major conflict and hope the story will continue in another volume.—Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL --Amanda Raklovits (Reviewed September 1, 2010) (School Library Journal, vol 56, issue 9, p150)
  • The four phobia-afflicted friends who bonded in the Marx Brothers–style School of Fear (2009) face a worse threat than backsliding (though there's plenty of that too) in this equally manic sequel. With solid mutual bonds generally hidden beneath layers of sharp repartee—"I think you need help...and I don't mean that in a kind or caring way"—Lulu, Madeleine, Theo and Garrison reunite for a second summer at the isolated Massachusetts institution run by wacky ex– (except in her own mind) beauty queen Mrs. Wellington and her long-suffering octogenarian cook/caretaker Schmidty. Joined by an aggressive new student, Hyacinth, whose lack of social skills is only matched by her hysterical fear of being alone, the crew first looks into a series of house burglaries, then learns that a reporter is planning to publish an exposé that will certainly force the school to close. Staving off this catastrophe turns into a continuing plot that will run into at least one further episode. Making sense of the setting, wild antics and over-the-top characters requires reading the opener, but Daneshvari expertly keeps the humor fresh and the pacing frenetic. (Farce. 11-13)(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2010)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
369036
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daneshvari, Gitty
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Middle School
  • 880
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • Middle Grades
  • 3-5
LC call number
PZ7.D2073
LC item number
Cl 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
  • 6.0.
  • 5.7.
  • 6.0
  • 5.70
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gifford, Carrie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
School of Fear
Series volume
Book 2
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Phobias
  • Schools
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Brigands and robbers
  • Massachusetts
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Phobias
  • Schools
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Robbers and outlaws
  • Massachusetts
  • Mystery and detective stories
  • Brigands and robbers
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Phobias
  • Schools
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Class is not dismissed!, by Gitty Daneshvari ; illustrated by Carrie Gifford
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn548642105
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781451733976
Lccn
2010006889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)548642105
Label
Class is not dismissed!, by Gitty Daneshvari ; illustrated by Carrie Gifford
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn548642105
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781451733976
Lccn
2010006889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)548642105

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