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New York : Harcourt, 2004.
you ever felt like crazy people ran your school; that the food they give
you is hazardous to your health; or that demons controlled your teachers?
Welcome to the Whittaker Magnet School where all this is true and more.
In an education system where standardized test scores mean more than actual
learning and school district lines can be redrawn to include where the
“smart kids” live, no one is safe. Eighth-grader Kate and her sixth-grader
Uncle George come to Whittaker because George is a genius…Kate just happens
to live with him. Strange things happen from the moment they come
to the school: as scholarship kids their parents are required to work at
the school, Kate befriends a librarian named Pogo who only speaks in nursery
rhymes, people die mysterious deaths, the outlandish story times have to
be seen to be believed, and to top off the weirdness, the president and
first lady are planning a visit to this paragon of education. To
discover whether good still triumphs over evil, read Story Time by
Edward Bloor. (Rachael L. Bohn, firstname.lastname@example.org,
LCPL, Rust Library, YS Librarian, Leesburg, VA)
Schools -- Fiction.
Ghosts -- Fiction.
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