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Miss Nelson Is Back (Miss Nelson #2)

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When their teacher has to go away for a week, the kids in Room 207 plan to "really act up."
Paperback, 32 pages
Published 1982 by Houghton Mifflin Company
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A cute book, fairly similar to the first in the series, Miss Nelson Is Missing!.
Miss Nelson Is Back by Harry G. Allard, illustrated by James Marshall is the sequel to the wildly popular Miss Nelson Is Missing. When Miss Nelson is sick, the kids in Room 207 at first fear who their substitute will be, then become bored and once again "act up." The kids finally meet their match.

The text by Allard is witty, funny and imaginative. It continues the humor of the first book. Another chapter is added to the legend of Viola Swamp.

The illustrations by Harry Allard are hilarious. Allar
This book is about when Miss Nelson has to be out of school for a few days. The children dress up like Miss Nelson and trick the principal into believing that she was back. Without any supervision, the students do whatever they please. They even go to the movies one day. They make the mistake of walking past Miss Nelson's house and she sees them. The next day the mean substitute, Miss Swamp, comes to class. She gets the class back in order and catches them up on all their work just in time for t ...more
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2. This is a fun story about a teacher being gone for a few days and the students decide to act up. The principal initially was suppose to be the sub, but after their sneaky plan they had no teacher and did whatever they wanted. Miss Nelson, their teacher saw them passing her house and decided to give them what they deserve. She dresses up as the mean substitute to get back at her students, and when she leaves and returns as herself the students prais
“Miss Nelson is Back” is the sequel to “Miss Nelson is Missing” and is from the creative minds of Harry Allard and James Marshall. This time, the kids of Room 207 try to misbehave while Miss Nelson is away until they realized the consequences of their bad behavior. “Miss Nelson is Back” is the perfect book for children who want to learn the importance of good behavior.

Harry Allard and James Marshall make a great team in both writing and illustrating this book. Harry Allard does a terrific job a
Rachel White
Miss Nelson Is Back is a fun childrens book, the second in the series. The children of Miss Nelson's class are excited to hear their teacher will be out for a week until an older student informs them of the mean Miss Swamp. The older student tells them that she is a witch. They get scared but are happy to find their substitute is thier principal instead. However, the principal is so boring theu decide they must get rid of him. The students decide to act like Miss Nelson to trick the principal in ...more
Katharine Snyder
Miss Nelson is Back is a story about a classroom of children who know their teacher will not be present in class, and they plan to take advantage of the substitute teacher. That is until a big kid tells them to be careful since there is a mean sub that could come in to their class and *gasp* make them actually work. This story is an adorable way to teach children that no matter what their teacher is always watching. Miss Nelson poses as the evil sub, with no indication that it is in fact her. Th ...more
Natalie Sabbath
Main Characters: Miss Nelson, Miss Nelson’s students
Setting: Miss Nelson’s Classroom
POV: Third Person

Summary: “Miss Nelson is Back,” is a cunning classroom tale of a teacher who has to miss school because she gets her tonsils taken out. Miss Nelson’s class hears from an older student that they will most likely get Viola Swamp as their substitute teacher, who is the meanest and most strict teacher in the world. When the substitute teacher finally shows up, it ends up being the principal of the sc
The kids in Miss Nelson's class are thrilled when she says she'll be away for a few days after getting her tonsils out. They think that the sub will be a push over, unfortunately for them, the sub isn't exactly who they were expecting!

Another fun story of Ms. Nelson, Viola Swamp and the class, with some crazy plots that classes wish they could get away with and teachers wish they could pull!

No content issues.

Della Bowens
I really enjoyed this book Harry Allard wrote. it is about a class that didn't respect the teacher, so the teacher decided to teach the class a lesson. The teacher came to class as someone else who was really mean and the children feared her. The children really believed the teacher was missing so they went looking for her, but didn't have any help. The teacher ended up coming back to class the next day and the class was totally different. They didn't interrupt or say rude thinks during story ti ...more
Rosa Cline
Miss Nelson's school class knew their teacher would be gone for a week, and they were scared to have a horrible sub that an older kid told them about. But they got their principal instead. And he was SOOO boring. SO three of the kids dresses up as Miss Nelson and comes and fools the principal so the class does what they want. BUT they walk by Miss Nelson's house and she figures it out and she plays a trick on the class.
Kayla Fallis
This book by Harry Allard and James Marshall is a fun book to read to students at the beginning of school. This is a story about a teacher, Miss Nelson who has to miss school for a week. The principal comes in to be the substitute and the students do not like him because he is boring. The students try to dress up as Miss Nelson so the principal thinks she is back. Miss Nelson finds out what they have done and dresses up as the dreaded substitute Ms. Viola Swamp. The students are fooled by this a ...more

"Miss Nelson goes away for a week, and the kids in Room 207 fear that they'll have the dreaded substitute teacher, Viola Swamp. Instead, they get Principal Blandsworth, who bores them into taking drastic measures. A nutty sequel to Miss Nelson Is Missing." (From Amazon)

Yay, Miss. Nelson is back!!! A fun picture book.
I liked Miss Nelson is Missing, the previous one, so much, so I don't really like this one as much as I liked the previous one. It is pretty much related to the other one, so children who read this book after the previous one will like it, but if children who never have read the other one won't be able to enjoy this book as much. I think it would be better to read the two books in a row.
Amanda Funnell
This book cracks me up all the more now as an education student than it did as an elementary kid. These students may give their teacher a hard time when she is there, but they truly adore her more than they would admit. They see how they would rather have her than anyone else.
Ali Hembree
This story is about a teacher leaving school of a little while and the principal has to step in to take over the class. After having to view his pen collection for the third time, the class decides to make a costume to look Miss Nelson to fool the principal. When they have to "new Miss Nelson", the class goes out on the town and passes Miss Nelson's house where she sees them. Miss Nelson then comes back to school as the mean Miss Viola Swamp. She was so mean that when Miss Nelson finally came ba ...more
Miss Nelson is Back is about a class whose teacher has to go away to get her tonsils removed. They absolutely did not want their principal to teach the class so they decided to fake that Miss Nelson had returned. The students tricked the principal and they were able to have fun day without any rules! They leave school and Miss Nelson spots her student not being in school. She decides to trick them and becomes the substitute Viola Swamp the most evil substitute ever. The students weren't happy an ...more
Ashlyn Barker
This wasn't my favorite book, but it wasn't awful. I think kids would get a kick out of the story though. I might use this as a read aloud if I wasn't teaching a particular strategy.
Shu Xiao
I'm not being picky. But this one looks too similar to the first one. Maybe kids who really really like the characters will enjoy it.
Char Hight
I love the "Miss Nelson" series. This is a fun read aloud for preparation for a planned substitute day or just a Friday after lunch read.
Hope Mullinax
Miss Nelson has a new class this year, but just as before, they have a knack for getting in trouble. After they are informed Viola Swamp was the substitute teacher last time, and she was mean, they are still not derailed from their plan of misbehavior during the time Miss Nelson is going to be out. To their suprise, the principal is their subsitiute, and he is awful boring! This time, the children are the ones to play dress up, not like Viola Swamp, but Miss Nelson so they can convince the princ ...more
Micaela Semien
I was in love with this book. It was hilarious the children acted up but not with Ms.Nelson.
This story tells of when Miss Nelson has to have her tonsils removed. Her mischievous class takes advantage of their substitute teacher, Mr. Blandsworth. It takes Miss Nelson's ultra-ego Viola Swamp to get those bratty kids back in line in this humorous tale of mistaken identity. James Marshall's illustrations add to the fun with the images of the students reaction to Viola's demands. Grade 3-5 would enjoy this story and teachers would love the point of view, comprehension, and writing opportuni ...more
Jie Gao
It always takes a while for MT to understand the untold: "who is the second miss nelson" and "who is miss Swamp".
Laura Mincey
Wow... a great sequel to Miss Nelson in Missing! In this book, Miss Nelson tells her class that she has to be out of school for a week for a tonsil operation. The students fear they will get mean, old Viola Swamp as a teacher, but to their surprise they get the nicer Mr. Wardsworth and take advantage of them. When Miss Nelson hears about their behavior, she has no other choice but as to dress up as Viola Swamp to be the "mean" teacher to the class. This book will make students laugh, as well as ...more
A great title in the Miss Nelson series.
A fun follow-up to Miss Nelson is missing.
Nov 22, 2012 Modboy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Modboy by: Park Slope Library
While not as good as the other books in the series this still has some good laughs. Not only is Miss Nelson back but The Swamp is too. If you haven't read these just know that James Marshall is one of the finest illustrators and Allard has a groovy writing style that keeps his ridiculous plots down-to-Earth and entertaining adults and children alike.
Ashley Williams
When Ms Nelson has to be out for a few days she finds out that her class is not acting the way they should. She comes back as viola swamp, who is the worse teacher in the world. I think this would be a great book to read to my class if i am going tobe out for a day or so. I would not want to threaten the students twith the book, but I would want them to know that I will find out aboult thier behavior while im gone and that they should appreciate good teachers and not take advantage of the situat ...more
Ali Strang
Age: 4-8
Genre: Elementary book, Early Childhood, humor, respect
Review: This book is a sequal to "Miss Nelson is Missing." Miss Nelson has to go away for a week and the horrid Miss Swamp makes another appearance. I would use this in my classroom before I took a vacation away from school to remind students that they need to respect others even if they are only in their life for a short time. It's also a great reminder of how they should always behave and treat other people.
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