Who Killed Mr. Chippendale? by Mel Glenn

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Told entirely in free-form poetry, a dual mystery and exploration into contemporary high school life follows the investigation into the murder of an English teacher and reveals the secret lives of several students.
 

About Mel Glenn

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Mel Glenn grew up in Brooklyn, New York and has been teaching English for twenty-seven years at his alma mater, Lincoln High School. He has won many awards for his writing and is the author of six books of poetry and three novels for young adults. He and his wife, Elyse, live in Brooklyn with their two sons, Jonathan and Andrew. copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
 
Published June 1, 1996 by Dutton Juvenile. 112 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A respected teacher's murder on school grounds sparks a series of free-verse reveries and comments from a large cast of students, colleagues, police officers, and members of the local community in this unusual, provocatively oblique whodunit, subtitled ``A Mystery in Poems.'' As in Glenn's ...

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Using what PW called Spoon Riveresque storytelling, this diverse collection of free verse cleverly embraces varied narratives to describe the aftermath of a high school teachers murder.

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Glenn's (Class Dismissed) diverse collection of free verse describes the aftermath of the murder of an English teacher at Tower High School.

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