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Fleischman, Paul.
Cambridge : Candlewick Press, 2009
IL 3-6, RL 4.0
ISBN 0763624985
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Miss Breakbone is the meanest teacher a kid could ever have. She hates children and gives herself a gold star every time she makes one cry. Finally she crosses the line, provoking the “Dunderheads,” a disheveled group of misfits, into action. Meet the Dunderheads: Wheels, a bike innovator and cyclist; Hollywood, a movie fan; Nails, whose fingernails perform all sorts of operations; and Spider who climbs like one. Junkyard, who got his name from scavenging treasures out of a trash can, located a one-eared kitty he knew his mother would adore for her birthday. Miss Breakbone spied the Kitty and confiscated it from crying Junkyard’s hands. Her last nasty deed was too cruel for the Dunderheads. After surveying Miss Breakbone’s gothic mansion trimmed with a gargoyles entryway, the Dunderheads were ready for retribution. How can a bunch of Dunderhead misfits with special talents, pull off the rescue of the one-eared Kitty from Miss Breakbone’s fortress?  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2011)
SUBJECTS:     Gangs -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.

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