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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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Matthew
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True Rating: 3.5 Stars

After reading Miss Nelson is Missing! I was extremely excited to get back into this classic children's story and I found it rather disappointing! I didn't hate the story but I felt meh during the entire time and the story was extremely short without much action compare to the original. Whenever books are meh to me it is very hard to rate it because it is definitely not 5 stars material and yet 3 stars to me me
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Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer*
LOVED these books growing up.
Cassidy Brooks
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love the Miss Nelson books...but this one just fell short for me. There was no amazing ending in this like there was in Miss Nelson is Missing when she reveals in her room that she was Viola Swamp. It just lost the "zing" for me. However, I do still love the stories that Harry Allard has come up with for Miss Nelson.
Kary
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved these books when I was little. I think they are still relevant and funny.
David
May 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
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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
Jana
This is the sequel to the book Miss Nelson is Missing! It's a new year and the kids in Miss Nelson's class don't know about Miss Viola Swamp. Miss Nelson has to take time off to have her tonsils out. The kids are bored with Mr. Blandsworth, the principal who is substituting for her. They trick him into thinking Miss Nelson has returned and he leaves the kids to their own devices. When Miss Nelson realizes what's happening, Miss Viola Swamp pays the naughty kids a visit! It's a silly book, but yo ...more
Modboy
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Selwa
Jan 06, 2015 rated it liked it
A cute book, fairly similar to the first in the series, Miss Nelson Is Missing!.
Jamie
Mar 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
3.5 stars. Good story but when reading at the library, the kids wondered where the kids had the movie for the movies, ice cream, etc. Also, many of them did not like the artwork. But they all enjoyed the story!
Kaylie Zander
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Miss Nelson is Back written by Harry Allard and illustrated by James Marshall is a humerous story about a group of students that don't want to have a substitute. When they find out their beloved teacher Miss Nelson has to have her tonsils removed, they are informed by the big kids that they will surely be stuck with Viola Swamp, the WORST and MEANEST substitute to exist. However, instead they have their boring principal as a substitute for the week. Miss Nelson is Back is a sequel to the origina ...more
Leigha's Little Library
Child me: 5 stars
Adult me: 5 stars

*For the first book in a "child/teen/middlegrade/nostalgic" book, I am going with the rating younger me would have gone with, then if I read on in the series, I will rate the books what adult me believes it should be rated. If the book is a stand alone, I will go with whatever rating I feel most comfortable giving the book. Please note, I do not really think books should have an age limit. People should read what they want to regardless of the intended age group
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Kathryn
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Zola
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Coty
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Betsy
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
wonderful wonderful grade school book
Taurean
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Quincy
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Adriel
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Newton
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Dayna
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Amara
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Cute, but never as cute as the first one! Ms. Swamp makes an appearance, but the fear isn't there, you know?
Nakia
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Audrey
May 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s
I like the Miss Nelson thing, but it bothered me that she was able to come back to school after just having had her tonsils removed. The first one is better.
Kayleigh
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
McKenzie
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this book
Nolan
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Daisy
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Florence
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Kay
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
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