A Fine, Fine School

by Sharon Creech

On Sale: 07/24/2001

A Fine, Fine School

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A Fine, Fine School

by Sharon Creech

illustrated by Harry Bliss

On Sale: 07/24/2001


California Young Reader Medal

Buckaroo Book Award nominee (Wyoming)

Book Sense Pick

Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature Honor Book

About the Book

This funny picture book from Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech, author of Walk Two Moons, and New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss is a delight for kids, with its colorful illustrations and gentle comeuppance for a well-meaning principal who learns that learning outside of school can be just as important as being in school.

Tillie goes to a fine, fine school where kids learn about dinosaurs, build pyramids, and paint portraits. When her principal decides to call all the students and teachers together for an announcement, no one could have predicted he would say that there will be school on Saturdays! Soon everyone goes to school on Sundays, holidays, and even the summer. He loves school so much that he forgets to give anyone time off!

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Critical Praise

“Charming.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Impressive … Expressive … Clever.” - Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

“This book has it all.” - ALA Booklist (starred review)

“Charming, rhythmical and humorous.” - BookPage.com


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060277369
  • ISBN 10: 006027736X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 07/24/2001
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

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