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My homework ate my homework, Patrick Jennings

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My homework ate my homework
Title
My homework ate my homework
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Jennings
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Language
eng
Summary
"When Zaritza is assigned to care for her class ferret Bandito over winter break, he escapes and eats her other assignments, leaving her with an unbelievable excuse!"--
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Review
  • Grades 4-7 Eleven-year-old Zaritza is a drama queen, which she takes as a compliment. She’s positive that she’ll land the starring role in the upcoming class production of Calamity Jane. The only problem is that she won’t be allowed to audition unless she gets caught up on her math homework. Zaritza is given the chance to take care of the class ferret as a way to earn extra credit, but why on earth would she spend time doing math when she would rather rehearse? With her melodramatic and self-centered personality, Zaritza can come off as a bit insufferable. But as the story progresses, she learns that the world doesn’t necessarily revolve around her and that sometimes it is better to take a supporting role in life rather than a starring one. Full of humor, Zaritza’s on- and off-stage dramatics make for a quite funny tale. Readers who enjoy stories about the fine arts are sure to relate with the budding thespian as she learns that helping others behind the scenes can be just as fulfilling as soaking in the spotlight. -- Thompson, Sarah Bean (Reviewed 04-01-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 15, p81)
  • Gr 3 – 6 — Zaritza, 11, is trying to earn extra credit and solve her school problems by turning in her missing math assignments and taking care of the class pet, a fuzzy ferret, over winter break. Unfortunately, Zaritza thinks Bandito is boring, smelly, and too noisy. She is more interested in preparing for the starring role in the school play, but she can't perform in it unless she catches up on her homework. Under her watch, Bandito escapes, creating chaos around the house and eating much more than just Zaritza's math homework. Her imagination runs wild with dramatic flair as she comes up with assorted reasons why she cannot complete her assignment. When it comes time to be part of the class play, the experience is not exactly what the aspiring thespian had in mind. Throughout the story, Zaritza's mom continues to push the lesson of responsibility and consequences for your actions. An amusing family and school story with clever chapter titles, most beginning with "My Homework Ate–."—Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga Public Library System, OH --Sarah Polace (Reviewed June 1, 2013) (School Library Journal, vol 59, issue 6, p127)
  • An amusing, fast-paced tale about an irrepressible drama queen who has to cope when she doesn't get the starring role in the class play. Zaritza Dalrymple, 11, wants nothing more than to be an actress. So naturally, she's thrilled about the upcoming visit of a theater troupe that will be helping her class stage a production of Calamity Jane. But to be allowed to participate, Zaritza must hand in her math homework assignments, which means she actually has to do them, an option she had barely considered. When she gets this show-stopping news, Zaritza immediately leaps into action, first telling her teacher the class ferret ate it, then trying to copy her friend's homework, then attempting to con her shy, supersmart classmate, Eden Sumarta, into doing it for her. Alas, all ruses fail. Not only that, but the introverted Eden, a girl who never projected past the footlights in her life, is cast as Jane. After some guilt tripping from her parents, Zaritza, who initially would have liked to break Eden's leg, begins helping her. The girls develop an unlikely alliance, and much to her surprise, Zaritza begins to root for her success. The climactic performance is suspenseful fun, and Zaritza, who becomes more appealing as the novel progresses, even learns a life lesson or two. Humorous, enjoyable and light. (Fiction. 8-12)(Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2013)
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10183552
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Jennings, Patrick
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
LC call number
PZ7.J4298715
LC item number
My 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Reading level
5.9.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ferrets as pets
  • Homework
  • Families
  • Ferrets as pets
  • Homework
  • Family life
  • Humorous stories
  • Families
  • Ferrets as pets
  • Homework
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
My homework ate my homework, Patrick Jennings
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn802103027
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9781606842881
Lccn
2012025062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)802103027
Label
My homework ate my homework, Patrick Jennings
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
ocn802103027
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9781606842881
Lccn
2012025062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)802103027

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