MEET CALLIOPE DAY by Charles Haddad

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The pink fangs flying out of her mouth and hitting Noreen in the back of the neck was not Calliope's fault! If Mrs. Perkins hadn't asked Calliope what 10 times 10 was, the pink fangs would have stayed in her mouth just fine. But they hadn't, and Mrs. Perkins took the fangs away. Add that to the list of Calliope's problems!

Her other troubles: One, Calliope has to go to ASP (the After School Program), where she is so bored. Two, a couple of policemen have come to her home wanting to take away her beloved rabbit Mortimer. Three, she needs to find out if her next-door neighbor Mrs. Blatherhorn is really a witch. And number four--and craziest of all--Mortimer has begun howling at the moon. A rabbit that howls? What is going on here? Calliope must plan an escape from ASP, make a run for it, and find out what's really going on.
 

About Charles Haddad

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Charles Haddad is a journalist for Business Week magazine.
 
Published August 10, 1998 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 160 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Scenes such as the one in which Calliope tries to suck an ant out of Mrs. Blatherhorn’s nose with a dustbuster, or when she insists the policemen handcuff her, and later whacks the chief with his nightstick, will have readers in fits.

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Calliope flashes back to the residents of her street trying unsuccessfully to wrest a TV remote control from the stiff hands of a dead neighbor, a particularly crass scenario given that Calliope is said to be smarting from the death of her father two years earlier;

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