The Hero of Ticonderoga by Gail Gauthier

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Gail Gauthier "does not skimp on any chance for humor" (SLJ), especially the deadpan, irreverent kind. Meet her first female protagonist in a classroom comedy filled with truth.

School isn't a strong point for Therese LeClerc. She doesn't get invited to the parties she'd like to go to, and she isn't happy about the way she looks. As for her family, well, Therese's fondest hope is that she has been kidnapped by these people who claim to be her parents. When she is stuck doing an oral report on Ethan Allen (leader of the American victory of Fort Ticonderoga in the Revolutionary War), she's convinced he's just a boring, old, dead guy. But after giving the report several different times (until she gets it right), not only does she know more about the outrageous Ethan Allen than she could possibly want, she knows that heroes can take many different forms.
 

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Published March 19, 2001 by Putnam Juvenile. 240 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As Therese delivers one oral report after another (Mr. Santangelo keeps reassigning the task until she gets it right) we get a look at Allen as an outrageous hero: irreverent, intelligent, hard-drinking, rarely missing an opportunity to make enemies, and possessed of an admirable and reckless cou...

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Like Ethan Allen, the subject of her oral school report, the narrator of Gauthier's (A Year with Butch and Spike) amusing and affecting novel, set in 1966 Ve

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In a starred review, PW wrote, "Like Ethan Allen, the subject of Tessy's oral school report, the sixth-grade narrator of this amusing and affecting novel, set in 1966 Vermont, is sassy, shrewd and outspoken."

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Like Ethan Allen, the subject of her oral school report, the narrator of Gauthier's (A Year with Butch and Spike) amusing and affecting novel, set in 1966 Vermont, is sassy, shrewd and outspoken.

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