The Candy Corn Contest

By Patricia Reilly Giff; Giff; Blanche Sims (Illustrator)
(Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440410720, 80pp.)

Publication Date: November 1987

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Description

It's almost Thanksgiving, and Richard Best can't stop thinking about Ms. Rooney's Candy Corn contest. Whoever can guess the exact number of yellow-and-orange candies in the jar on Ms. Roney's desk gets to keep them all. The only problem is Richard has to read a page in a library book for each guess.



Smelly Matthew, who sits in front of him, knows they'll never win. "We're the worst readers in the class, " he says. But Richard won't give up. He can already taste those Candy Corns. And before he knows it, he has. Three fat juicy ones.



What will Ms. Rooney do when she finds out?




About the Author
Patricia Reilly Giff (b. 1935) grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the popular Polk Street Mystery series, as well as several award-winning novels for middle-grade readers. After graduating from Marymount College, Giff taught reading for twenty years before writing her first novel. Many of her books are ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Books and ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, including "Lily's Crossing" and "Pictures of Hollis Woods", for which Giff won Newbery Honors. Giff lives in Weston, Connecticut, with her husband.




Blanche Sims was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She has worked as an illustrator for young people's art at Famous Artists School and later at Xerox in the art department. Then she became a children's book illustrator. Among the many books she has illustrated is the Polk Street series. Sims lives in Sandy Hook, CT.
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