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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

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780689828683

Pages

144 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; divorced parents

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

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

Diversity Impact

indirect

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