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MacDonald, Amy.
New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2001.
IL 3-6, RL 5.1
ISBN 0374355290
Simon is mortified when his eccentric great-aunt Mathilda Maxwell becomes the substitute teacher for his fifth grade class, a class with the reputation for "sinking subs" and never winning a math bee or science fair.  But Aunt Mattie is not your average substitute.  She takes attendance by asking all those present to raise their hands and all those not present to raise their hands.  She teaches the principles of electricity by disconnecting the annoying PA system.  She wears pencils in her hair and non matching shoes on her feet.  What she doesn't do is reveal her relationship with Simon, a secret Simon never wants his classmates to find out.  Aunt Mattie also has a way with words.  Before they know it, she's turning this nefarious group of miscreants into proficuous whiffits.  Does Aunt Mattie survive fifth grade?  Will fifth grade survive Aunt Mattie?  Read No More Nasty by Amy MacDonald.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
SUBJECTS:     Substitute teachers -- Fiction.
                        Teacher-student relationships -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Great-aunts -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.


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