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A Fine, Fine School

by Sharon Creech

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published by HarperCollins (2001-07-24)

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Amazon Description

One day, Mr. Keene called all the students and teachers together and said, "This is a fine, fine school! From now on, let's have school on Saturdays too."

And then there was more.
School all weekend.
School on the holidays.
School in the SUMMER!
What was next ...

So it's up to Tillie to show her well-intentioned principal, Mr. Keene, that even though his fine, fine school is a wonderful place, it's not fine, fine to be there all the time. Newbery Medal-winning author Sharon Creech and celebrated New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss team up in this charming and hilarious book about what happens when the love of learning goes a bit too far.

Book Details:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publication Date: 7/24/2001
  • Pages: 32
  • Reading Level: Age 4 and Up

One Potato Review

A one joke book, but it’s a pretty funny joke, and maybe a mirror for our times. Here is an institution so excellent at what it does it gradually decides to allow for nothing else. The tyranny is peppy, the agony inevitable, with fine subversive touches (a family dog immersed in the Arts and Leisure section) to light the way. 

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