School for Bandits
By Hannah Shaw
(Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375867682, 32pp.)
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Ralph Raccoon looks perfectly normal. But he doesn't act normal at all. He's disturbingly well behaved, clean and tidy, shockingly polite, and he even brushes his teeth! Mr. and Mrs. Raccoon are worried—how will Ralph ever become a great raccoon bandit like Grandpa Cutlass or Uncle Whiskers? It's time Ralph learned some bad manners . . . at Bandit School.
Ralph has no chance of winning the "Best Bandit in School" competition—he's not very bandit-like at all. But sometimes good manners can be useful, and Ralph just might surprise everyone--including himself.
HANNAH SHAW graduated from Brighton University with a BA in illustration and now lives in a tiny Cotswold village with a blacksmith named Ben and with Ren, a crazy, long-legged dog who thinks he is human. Hannah says her town is "very quaint, but nothing happens! Hence, I have to let my imagination run riot."
Sneaky Weasel, the first children's book that Hannah both wrote and illustrated, received two starred reviews. She is also the author/illustrator of Erroll on the Knopf list and the illustrator of The Sleep Sheep by Anna McQuinn and Crocodiles Are the Best Animals of All! by Sean Taylor.
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