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The Landry News

Title

The Landry News

Authors

Andrew Clements

Illustrator

Salvatore Murdocca

Publisher

Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

Pages

144 pages

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780689828683

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; divorced parents

Annotation

The bad news is that Cara Landry is the new kid at Denton Elementary School. The worse news is that her teacher, Mr. Larson, would rather read the paper and drink coffee than teach his students anything. So Cara decides to give Mr. Larson something else to read: her own newspaper, The Landry News. Before she knows it, the whole fifth-grade class is in on the project. But then the principal finds a copy of The Landry News, with unexpected results. Tomorrow's headline: Will Cara's newspaper cost Mr. Larson his job?

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

divorced parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 13th Edition, 2002; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2000; Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001; Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006; Children's Literature Choice List, 2000; Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2000; School Library Journal Best Books, 1999; Golden Sower Award, 2002-2003; Nominee; Reading Olympics Booklist, 2013; None; Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2001-2002; Master List; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, 2001, Honor; Maine Student Book Award, 2001, 3rd Place; Parents' Choice Award, 1999, Silver, Story Book; Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 1999, Honor, Language Arts K-6 Novels; William Allen White Children's Book Award, 2002, Winner, Grades 3-5

Keywords

newspaper; teacher; new school

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

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