A Fine, Fine School

A Fine, Fine School

By Sharon Creech; Harry Bliss (Illustrator)

Joanna Cotler Books, Hardcover, 9780060277369, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 2001


One day, Mr. Keene called all the students and teachers together and said, "This is a fine, fine school From now on, let's have school on Saturdays too."

And then there was more. School all weekend. School on the holidays. School in the SUMMER What was next ...SCHOOL AT NIGHT?

So it's up to Tillie to show her well-intentioned principal, Mr. Keene, that even though his fine, fine school is a wonderful place, it's not fine, fine to be there all the time. Newbery Medal-winning author Sharon Creech and celebrated New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss team up in this charming and hilarious book about what happens when the love of learning goes a bit too far.

About the Author
Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Great Unexpected, The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who's That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in Maine.

Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for "The New Yorker" magazine. Bliss studied painting at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Illustration at The University of the Arts (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA). While not on tour promoting his picture books, Harry can be found drawing his internationally syndicated, single panel gag
cartoons entitled BLISS. Harry N. Abrams published Death by Laughter, the first collection of these extremely witty cartoons in Spring 2008 with an introduction by Christopher Guest. Harry lives in South Burlington, Vermont.

Praise For A Fine, Fine School

-Kirkus Reviews

“Impressive … Expressive … Clever.”
-Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

“This book has it all.”
-ALA Booklist (starred review)

“Charming, rhythmical and humorous.”