Spaceman by Jane Cutler
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Gary suffers from learning problems and does not fit in well among others at school because he can never keep up with the rest, but when he is transferred to a special school, his new teacher shows him that he is unique, not different.
 

About Jane Cutler

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Jane Cutler has written three other books about the Fraser brothers: "No Dogs Allowed, Rats!," and '"Gator Aid," She lives in San Francisco, California. Tracey Campbell Pearson is the author and illustrator of many children's books, including "Bob," She lives in Jericho Center, Vermont.
 
Published March 1, 1997 by Dutton Juvenile. 144 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The one-dimensional characterizations of the secondary players (pushover mother, hard-driving and insensitive father, mean teacher, tough but gifted special-ed teacher, nasty ``normal'' classmates, kind and understanding special-ed students), combined with pat solutions, miraculous changes in cha...

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A boy comes to terms with his learning disabilities, shedding his need to ""space out,"" in this unsentimental story, refreshing for its ""crisp, brisk storytelling,"" said PW.

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""Gary was spacing out, staring out the window, showing them he wasn't paying attention and that he hadn't heard a single word they'd said."" No magic wish, lucky penny or superstar sports ability surfaces to rescue Gary and turn him into a hero.

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