Fourth-Grade Geek for President
By Barbara Park
Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780679833710, 144pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 1992
Vote for Rosie!
Sure, she wears geeky-looking glasses and she tattles on her classmates. But, hey, snitching has its good side. Thanks to Rosie, Ronald Milligan has stopped blowing his nose in the water fountain. And now, Rosie is determined to do even more for her classmates -- by becoming president of the fourth grade!
With the help of her two best (and only) friends, Rosie devises a brilliant campaign to defeat the two most popular kids in her class: soccer star Alan Allen and model-wannabe Summer Lynne Jones. But when despicable Alan steals Rosie's unbeatable campaign slogans, it's time to watch out! Nosy Rosie is on the warpath!
Barbara Park is also the author of award-winning middle grade novels and bestselling picture books, including "Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here, " and "The Kid in the Red Jacket."
Barbara Park was born in New Jersey in 1947 and spent most of her adult life in Arizona, where she and her husband, Richard, raised two sons. Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world."
"Park, as usual, is right on target with kids' problems, and Rosie learns some pretty tough things about friendship and popularity. With thoroughly believable characters and plenty of laugh-out-loud lines, her experience makes for a very good read."--Booklist