The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates by Susan Shreve

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In this Knopf Paperback reissue, Joshua is devastated to learn that he must repeat third grade. But he manages to survive the taunts of former classmates, learn something important about himself, and make it through the year with the help of a sympathetic teacher in this "funny, touching, and realistic story."--School Library Journal


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Susan Shreve

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Susan Richards Shreve is the author of twelve novels and a number of books for children. She is a professor at George Mason University and the president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She lives in Washington, D. C.
 
Published February 16, 2011 by Yearling. 98 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Mrs. Goodwin, paralleling friend Andrew's shaky support against tormentor Tommy with Mr. Goodwin's defection, says: ""Sometimes the only one you can really count on is yourself."" Then she detains Tommy in the third grade class one day, tells him she's holding him back, and humiliates him.

Apr 15 1984 | Read Full Review of The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates

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Put-upon Joshua flunks third grade; in the sequel, he is befriended by a lonely dork. Both times, he risks persecution by the class bully, and perseveres with humor. Ages 7-11; 8-12. (Oct.)

Apr 26 1993 | Read Full Review of The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates

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Put-upon Joshua flunks third grade; in the sequel, he is befriended by a lonely dork. Both times, he risks persecution by the class bully, and perseveres with humor. Ages 7-11; 8-12. (Oct.)

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