The Attack of the 50-Foot Teacher by Lisa Passen

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It was Halloween. And it was a school day.
The children were eager for school to be over.
Everyone was excited about going trick or treating.

Everyone except Miss Irma Birmbaum, the toughest teacher in town. She's so mean that she assigns homework on Halloween!

That very night, however, after she receives a surprise visit from an alien spacecraft, Miss Irma Birmbaum is mysteriously transformed into ... The Fifty-Foot Teacher. As if things weren't bad enough for Miss Birmbaum's class! Can anything save Halloween for these kids, or will their giant teacher spoil the fun?

Inspired by the "good old, bad old" science fiction movies that turn up on TV each October, Lisa Passen has created a hilarious tale that proves even the meanest teacher might just have a heart of gold.

About Lisa Passen

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Lisa Passen graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York and has written and illustrated several books for children. She says "Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and watching good old bad science fiction movies at that time of year is a real treat for me. It was a lot of fun working on Attack of the Fifty-Foot Teacher. I hope children, parents, and teachers, too, have fun reading it." Ms. Passen lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband Bruce, daughter Rubi, and two really old, sweet, dilapidated cats.
Published July 1, 2003 by Owlet Paperbacks. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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