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Take one prankster, put her together with the editor of the world's most boring school newspaper, add one over-worked principal, and you've got a recipe for the most chaotic few weeks in the history of Upland Green Elementary. The unlikely duo of Martin Wettmore, editor and expert grammarian, and Trixi Wilder, prankster extraordinaire, is given the task of improving the pa ...more
Paperback, 169 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Orca Book Publishers
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A light (and light-hearted) read, Tabloidology follows the two very different lives of Martin Wettmore (grammar enthusiast, partial nerd, and most likely the most boring person EVER), and Trixi Wilder (frequent visitor to the principal's office, writing hater, rich girl and prankster extrordinaire). These two arch-enemies' lives collide into one horrific moment - their principal, Ms. Baumgartner, forces them to work together on Martin's newspaper, the "Upland Green Examiner", and possibly the mo ...more
This is an ok book, but not for middle schoolers. SLJ says 4 to 7 but I don't see many of my 7th graders picking this one up. It would be an elementary book even though protagonists are in middle school. Even some of the language seems elementary school with "recess" and same classrooms throughout the day.
Chris McMahen is an elementary school teacher-librarian living near Armstrong, British Columbia. When he's not busy writing, teaching, or spending time with his family, he can be found cycling the back roads of the Spallumcheen Valley or making peculiar pottery.