Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Good Luck, Mrs. K!

Good Luck, Mrs. K!

1999 Picture Books
Ages: 6 - 10 yrs.
Author: Louise Lewin Borden
ISBN: 0-689-82147
Hardcover Price: $15.00
Everything about Mrs. Kempczinski, a third-grade teacher, is different: from her exotic name to her quixotic curriculum innovations. Mrs. K's students learn sign language, celebrate Worm Day, and play at being explorers in order to learn more about faraway places. Everyday is a new adventure, until suddenly one morning, she is no longer there. How the class responds to her hospitalization and two operations for cancer is handled sensitively and without sentimentality. Children will respond to this sympathetic portrait of a memorable teacher. Adam Gustavson's appealing, affectionate illustrations strike just the right note for this quiet, memorable book.
Selma G. Lanes   ©1999 Parents' Choice

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