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Step Fourth, Mallory! (Mallory McDonald #10)
by Laurie B. Friedman (Goodreads Author)
Mallory McDonald enters the fourth grade, but her high hopes for the new school year tumble when she finds herself on the wrong foot of her new teacher. To make matters worse, both she and her best friend are interested in the same boy. Illustrations.
Hardcover, 175 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Carolrhoda Books
(first published January 1st 2008)
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This is a fairly enjoyable story about a girl who is having a hard time adjusting for fourth grade. As I was reading this, I kept thinking to myself ... "no, no, don't do that ... oh, no, you did it ... ahhhh!!!" Some of the pages were pretty funny and had me laughing. I thought the teacher was too strict/tough on Mallory, though I'm not a teacher, and maybe they really do have to be so stuffy in fourth grade, who knows?!? There were some illustrations, and they had a cartoon appearance(check ou ...more
My child finds these both terrifying and fascinating because she doesn't know the topoi yet and, unlike Mallory, is nowhere near nine or ten. Heh. She does know that Mallory's plans are often unsound, but I have warned her cheerfully that while she's aged 8-12, she will probably forget how bad such plans are....
When I started reading this book, it held great promise. Overall, it was a good book. However, there was one thematic element that bothered me and would make it hard for me to recommend. The premise is that Mallory McDonald is starting 4th grade and she excited to meet her new teacher. The new teacher has certain rules and Mallory can't help herself but inadvertantly break them. That aspect of the book is great. Mallory keeps making mistakes where you want to yell at her through the book not to ...more
Step Fourth Mallory is a great book!It's about a kid who has a strict teacher and she keeps breaking the rules of her teacher.She tries giving fashion advice to her teacher and more. But it never works out! She tries a lot of strategies for her teacher to like her more, but read the rest to find out which way works for.I'm not telling you...
mallory gets in trouble with mr knight her teacher. there's a boy in her class named carlos who she likes but mary ann is spending a lot of time with him. she does a washington monument project with carlos, mary ann, and pamela. mallory makes a poster for mr knight which apologizes for all the rules she broke.
Laurie Friedman is the author of over 35 award-winning books for children. Laurie writes the popular Mallory McDonald chapter book series for 7-10 year olds. Published by Lerner Publishing, the series currently includes 23 titles. Laurie has a new journal format series for 10-15 year olds entitled, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair. Laurie has also written many rhyming picture books, inc ...moreMore about Laurie B. Friedman...
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