A Fine, Fine School

A Fine, Fine School

By Sharon Creech; Harry Bliss (Illustrator)

Joanna Cotler Books, Hardcover, 9780060277369, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 24, 2001

Description

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 has written twenty books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.

Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, lured there by our grandchildren, Creech says. Moo was inspired by our mutual love of Maine and by our granddaughter s involvement in a local 4-H program. We have all been enchanted with the charms of cows.



Harry Bliss is the New York Times bestselling artist of Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly, by Doreen Cronin; A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech; and Which Would You Rather Be? by William Steig. He is also an award-winning, internationally syndicated cartoonist and a cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. He lives in Vermont with his son.


Praise For A Fine, Fine School

“Charming.”
-Kirkus Reviews

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

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

“Charming, rhythmical and humorous.”
-BookPage.com