Fourth grade in Fort Worth, Texas may not be as bad as Nora Jean expects. Something is always happening in Mrs. Carter's class. Skinny Nora Jean, chubby Rosalie, the oh-so-perfect Thomasina, Chip, Rex, and the dreaded Jimmy Lee keep on their toes with a snake in the girls' bathroom, the fall spook house, and a pizza party in the library. Feisty Nora Jean throws herself wholeheartedly into each adventure. Now back in print, this popular award-winning book has been revised and updated and will enchant today's readers.
Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Award Winner
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"Kerby has a keenly observant eye, and her characters have a Cleary-like veracity. A first-rate school story." ALA Booklist
"The children are believable, their lives brimming with details that ground them in reality. Vigorous and funny, with the Texas flavor providing an added treat." Kirkus Reviews