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Bloor, Edward.
New York : Harcourt, 2004.
ISBN 0152046704
Have 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,,  LCPL, Rust Library, YS Librarian, Leesburg, VA)
SUBJECTS:     Schools -- Fiction.
                        Ghosts -- Fiction.


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