Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple


Haddix, Margaret Peterson.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2007.
IL 3-6, RL 5.6
ISBN 1416911596
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"Dexter hated his new school already.  It was only his first day -- barely his first hour.  So far Dexter had decided that he hated the principal, the school secretary, and the janitor.  He hadn't even met the janitor yet, but he hated him anyway.  The janitor had made the floor so shiny and slick that Dexter slipped on it, falling right in front of a bunch of other kids.  Dexter hated those kids, too.  They laughed at him."

Oh my, the day is certainly not going well for Dexter.  Can anything more go wrong?  What do you think?  Is Dexter really as tough as he thinks?

SUBJECTS:     Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Authorship -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.

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