Tripping Over the Lunch Lady by Various
and Other School Stories

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Do you remember middle school?

Are you trying to forget, thank you very much?

Well, these ten short stories will certainly remind young readers of the trials and tribulations of their everyday existence . . . and make them laugh out loud at the same time.

From Angela Johnson's funny story about a klutzy girl who thinks that square dancing will save her from the evil trampoline in gym, to Jim Proimos's zany comic book story about always missing the bus, to Avi's imaginative story about an atrocious speller who manages to survive a robbery attempt and earn an A in English at the same time . . . each of these fictional stories humorously reflects those magical and not-so-magical school moments that we've all experienced.

Photos and reminiscences of the authors from their own school days add a personal touch to the collection, letting kids know that they aren't the only ones who've had to suffer the indignity of pop quizzes and sloppy joes!

Original stories by:
Angela Johnson
David Lubar
James Proimos
David Rice
Susan Shreve
Terry Trueman
Rachel Vail
Lee Wardlaw
Sarah Weeks


About Various

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Nancy E. Mercado lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published July 22, 2004 by Dial. 192 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Humor leavens the weightier issues (reading trouble, social awkwardness, unrequited love) and a few jokes will elicit groans (asked to define "random" in science class, a character in "Science Friction" explains, "There were two squirrels in my driveway, but then my dad random over").

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