The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School
By Candace Fleming
(Yearling, Paperback, 9780375871870, 176pp.)
Publication Date: July 10, 2012
In the sequel to The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School by award-winning author Candace Fleming, Mr. Jupiter's rambunctious students are fifth graders now . . . and they rule the school! Bernadette Braggadoccio stirs things up when her investigative reporting for the school's TV station reveals some scandalous stuff. But . . . don't believe everything you hear. For their last year at Aesop, the fifth graders are hoping for the coolest class pet—a unicorn or at least a giant squid. Imagine their disappointment when they get guinea pigs. But . . . appearances can be deceiving.
Here's a chapter book with all the fun and mayhem of Louis Sachar's classic Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Whether you knew Mr. Jupiter's class back in fourth grade or are new to Aesop Elementary, you'll be chomping at the bit to join these fabled fifth graders for the zaniest school year ever.
CANDACE FLEMING is the highly acclaimed author of numerous books for kids, including the picture books Clever Jack Takes the Cake, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; and Imogene's Last Stand, which was chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection. She is the author of the nonfiction titles The Lincolns, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book; The Great and Only Barnum, an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults; and Amelia Lost, which Kirkus Reviews called "[a] stunning look at an equally stunning lady." Her novels include The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, and most recently, On the Day I Died. Candace Fleming lives in a suburb of Chicago. You can visit her at candacefleming.com.