The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School
By Candace Fleming
(Schwartz & Wade, Hardcover, 9780375863349, 176pp.)
Publication Date: August 10, 2010
Here's a chapter book with all the kid appeal and absurd mayhem of Louis Sachar's classic Sideways Stories from Wayside School! These hilarious fables, complete with morals, will make you wish you went to Aesop Elementary.
Welcome back to Mr. Jupiter's inimitable class in this companion to The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School. His rambunctious, special students are fifth graders now . . . and they rule the school! Bernadette Braggadoccio stirs things up when her probing investigative reporting for the school's TV station reveals some scandalous stuff. But . . . don't believe everything you hear. Is that new art teacher really a crazy lady with zillions of cats, or could there be more to this story?
So whether readers knew Mr. Jupiter's class back in fourth grade or are new to Aesop Elementary, they'll be chomping at the bit to join these fabled fifth graders for the zaniest school year ever.
Candace Fleming is the author of many bestselling books for children. Her picture books include Imogene's Last Stand; Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! and Gabriella's Song, both ALA Notable Books; and Boxes for Katje, a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her nonfiction titles include The Lincolns, winner of a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Our Eleanor, an ALA Notable Book; Ben Franklin's Almanac, an ALA Notable Book and a James Madison Honor Book; and The Great and Only Barnum. Learn more about the author at www.candacefleming.com.