Axle Annie by Robin Pulver

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Winter packs a wallop in Burskyville. But it doesn't matter how hard it snows, because Axle Annie is the best school bus driver around. "Do snowplows plow? Do tow trucks tow? . . . Of course I can make it up Tiger Hill," she says, and that's why the schools never close. The laziest bus driver in town is not pleased at all. He comes up with a scheme to keep Axle Annie off the road. But he's not counting on Annie's gumption. Of course she'll make it up Tiger Hill-won't she?

"With hilarious over-the-top characters, this satisfyingly outrageous tale will tickle readers' funny bones." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Arnold's cartoons add just the right amount of humor." (School Library)

About Robin Pulver

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Robin Pulver is the author of several picture books. This is her first for Clarion. She lives in Pittsford, New York. Ted Arnold illustrated My First Baking Book, My First Camera Book, My First Gamebook, My First Computer Book, and has designed many Bialosky and Friends(R) products.
Published September 1, 2001 by Perfection Learning. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Type-A lead foot Rush Hotfoot is the nemesis of Axle Annie’s school bus in Pulver’s droll poke at all those drivers who feel a creeping road rage when they get stuck behind Big Yellow, the vehicle that can’t get off its brakes.

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Pulver (Homer and the House Next Door, 1994, etc.) delivers a rambunctious wintry tall tale about how a valiant bus driver, Axle Annie, defeats a dastardly scheme concocted by fellow driver Shifty Rhodes.

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On wintry days, the Burskyville school superintendent calls school bus driver Axle Annie to see whether she can drive her route: ""If you say no, I'll close the schools.

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