The Dunderheads

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The Dunderheads

By Paul Fleischman; David Roberts (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763652395, 54pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2012

Dunderheads, unite A tyrannical teacher gets her just due in a delightfully
subversive, outrageously funny tale by Newbery Medal winner Paul Fleischman.
Miss Breakbone hates kids. Especially the time-squandering, mindwandering, doodling, dozing dunderheads in her class. But when she confiscates Junkyard's crucial fi nd, she fi nally goes too far. Enter Wheels (and his souped-up bike with forty-eight extra gears), Pencil (who can draw anything from memory), Spider (look up and you ll fi nd him), and their fellow misfi ts in a spectacular display of teamwork aimed at teaching Miss Breakbone a lesson she won t soon forget. From the incomparable Paul Fleischman comes a winning cast of underdogs and one of the most terrifying teachers you ll ever meet brought to vivid life in David Roberts's quirky, hilarious illustrations.