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Oh Boy, Boston! (The Kids of the Polk Street School Specials #10)

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The Polk Street Kids are coming--on their class trip to Boston. They're going to fly kites on Boston Common, walk the Freedom Trail, and put on a play--with Richard "Beast" Best as Paul Revere. Poor Beast can't remember his costume, or what he's supposed to do in the play. All he knows is that he has Dawn Bosco for a wife. And 16 kids. If only he could fly away, just like ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 8th 1997 by Yearling
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Sarah Sammis
Apr 14, 2008 rated it it was ok
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Oh Boy, Boston follows the Polk Street kids on a field trip to Boston to participate in a kite festival and a reenactment of Paul Revere's ride.

Richard "Beast" Best who I gather is the "tough" for the series, has been cast as Paul Revere except that he doesn't care the least about the trip or the play. Of course for this book to teach its lessons through the Beast's blundering, the teachers have to remain blind to his complete apathy over the play and the trip.

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The class was working on the play "Paul Revere's Ride." The children got the news that they would be going to Boston to perform the play to a school. I think students would relate to this book because they have probably been to a play before or possibly even been in a play themselves. I liked how in the back of the book it gave the kids' guide to all the best landmarks, museums, and monuments in Boston.
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PATRICIA REILLY GIFF is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books, the Friends and Amigos books, and the Polka Dot Private Eye books. Several of her novels for older readers have been chosen as ALA-ALSC Notable Books and ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. They include The Gift of the Pirate Queen; All the Way Home; Water Street; Nory Ryan ...more
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