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Mills, Claudia
New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1998
IL 3-6  RL 6.3
ISBN 0374347212
Have you ever had a teacher who you thought the world of?  A teacher who you felt could do no wrong?  Then you can understand how Maggie McIntosh feels about her biology teacher, Mr. O.  He starts off each class with a joke and wears the greatest ties.  Maggie thinks he's the greatest teacher ever.  But what happens when that teacher does something that you think is morally wrong?  Do you have the courage to say so.  That's what Maggie finds herself doing when Mr. O announces that they will be dissecting animals in biology class.  At first Maggie tries to go along with the experiment.  She just can't get herself to dissect an earthworm though.  Then comes the fish and she refuses to participate.  If Maggie truly believes that dissecting animals is wrong, how can she believe in Mr. O again?  Join Maggie as she comes to terms with her feelings and begins STANDING UP TO MR. O.
SUBJECTS:     Teachers -- Fiction
                        Schools -- Fiction
                        Worms -- Fiction
                        Animals -- Treatment -- Fiction


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