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The War Between the Pitiful Teachers and the Splendid Kids
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. School trying to turn students into brainwashed mini-adults. [s]

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Fern | 3 comments Children's book, read in the early 90s. I'm guessing it is about 5th grade reading level. The school is trying to send each student into a machine that causes them to come out as well-behaved mini adults, and some students are trying to stop it from happening. Their plan involves leaving a couple of good teachers out of it, and the principal might be the primary antagonist.


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Kris | 34457 comments Mod
Fern, who invented the brainwashing machine?

What's the tone - e.g., science fiction, thriller, adventure, funny, silly?

What's the location (country/region/city/small town)?

Are there illustrations throughout the book?


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Ky | 126 comments The War Between the Pitiful Teachers and the Splendid Kids by Stanley Kiesel? Mr. Foreclosure has a plan to turn the kids into Young People using the Status Quo Solidifier but Skinny Malinky and the other kids are against his plan.


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JennAnn | 19 comments I think my children had a book with a plot similar to this. It was “Mr Browser and the Brain Sharpeners” by Philip Curtis. It involved aliens and I think it was part of a series.


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5hawna 7an 10 (5hawna7an10) | 17 comments Maybe it's Captain Underpants? one of it


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Rainbowheart | 16953 comments Mr Browser and the Brain Sharpeners for JennAnn's suggestion.

Can't be anything related to Captain Underpants. OP read her book in the early '90s.


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Kris | 34457 comments Mod
Fern, are you still looking for this book or did you find it?


Fern | 3 comments Ky wrote: "The War Between the Pitiful Teachers and the Splendid Kids by Stanley Kiesel? Mr. Foreclosure has a plan to turn the kids into Young People using the Status Quo Solidi..."

Oh my gosh! Yes! "The War Between the Pitiful Teachers and the Splendid Kids." Thank you!


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Tine Van stappen (tinevanstappen) | 4 comments sounds like real life ;)


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Fern | 3 comments And thank you everyone else for helping.


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