A Couple of April Fools (The Hamlet Chronicles #6)
It's April Fool's Day, and the rival girls' and boys' clubs of Miss Earth's class are each eager to come up with a good practical joke. But pranks soon lose their appeal when the students' beloved teacher goes missing. Has the mysterious creature lurking in the woods made a meal of Miss Earth? Is her fiance, the esteemed Mayor Grass, somehow responsible? The students know...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by HarperCollins
(first published May 24th 2004)
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Children's fiction. I was disappointed by this Gregory Maguire book aimed at kids. It attempts to meld Maguire's fairytale-fantasyworld with that of the Wayside School Kids, and succeeds only in boring the reader. Bleah.
Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children's stories (such as L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked). He received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. He was a professor and co-director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children'...moreMore about Gregory Maguire...