A Play's the Thing by Aliki

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Miss Brilliant is full of ideas. With her students she celebrates everything: teeth, corn, mummies, spiders -- and plays!

Only José isn't interested in "Mary Had a Little Lamb," or being a Brilliant Player, or even his surprise role.

But as José learns about drama and tension and working with his classmates, he finds that he, too, has his own special place in Miss Brilliant's class and in her heart.

Aliki has created a memorable teacher and a class full of personalities that all readers will want to join.


About Aliki

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Aliki's books are enjoyed by readers worldwide. They reflect her many interests -- from Greek mythology and prehistoric times to Egyptian tombs, aquariums, music, zoos, Shakespeare, and our inner world of feelings and all they encompass. Now, in a play's the thing, Aliki creates an unforgettable teacher who shares with her students her passion for learning and a zest for life.
Published September 1, 2005 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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Inventive and jolly, Aliki tells a tale in her familiar comic-strip style, with shiny bright colors and enough sly references to convulse adults, even if the kids sail past them.

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Aliki's buoyant and insightful school tale stars Miss Brilliant—a creative teacher who "celebrates everything"—and her multicultural class.

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