The Year of Miss Agnes

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The Year of Miss Agnes

By Kirkpatrick Hill

Aladdin Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780689851247, 115pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2002

Description

A year they'll never forget


Ten-year-old Frederika (Fred for short) doesn't have much faith that the new teacher in town will last very long. After all, they never do. Most teachers who come to their one-room schoolhouse in remote, Alaska leave at the first smell of fish, claiming that life there is just too hard.


But Miss Agnes is different -- she doesn't get frustrated with her students, and she throws away old textbooks and reads Robin Hood instead! For the first time, Fred and her classmates begin to enjoy their lessons and learn to read and write -- but will Miss Agnes be like all the rest and leave as quickly as she came?



About the Author
Kirkpatrick Hill lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. She was an elementary school teacher for more than thirty years, most of that time in the Alaskan bush. She has written several books for young readers, including "Toughboy and Sister", "Winter Camp", and the award-winning "The Year of Miss Agnes".