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Primavera, Elise. 
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015
IL 3-6, RL 4.3

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

If you're a girl and your parents are too busy to pay attention to you, you may find a box at your door step. You just need to get in and get mailed to Great Rapscott School for Girls of Busy Parents. That's just what happens to Bea, Mildred, Fay, Annabelle, and Dahlia. Upon arrival, Ms. Rapscott notices that Dahlia is missing, because her parents were so busy that they forgot to close the box! They set out on a quest to find Dahlia and Ms. Raspscott and her two dogs teach the girls what their parents have not, such as what a birthday cake is and how to cross the street. 
(Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)

Booktalk #2

"Too busy to bring your daughter to Great Rapscott School? Not a problem! For your convenience, we have provided this easy to use self-addressed box in which to safely mail your precious daughter. No postage necessary. This is how five little girls, known for being loud, lazy, bumbling, and older/younger than their years, arrive to Ms. Rapscott. Fear not, however! Ms. Rapscott and her assisting corgis (Lewis and Clark) will straighten them out in no time and teach them that adventure in itself is worthwhile.  (Garden State Children's Book Awards, 2018)

SUBJECTS:     Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Adventure fiction.
                        Boarding schools -- Fiction.
                        Conduct of life -- Fiction.
                        Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Fiction.
                        Life skills -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Teachers -- Fiction.

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