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The Classroom at the End of the Hall
SOLVED: Children's/YA > Children's book, Magic classroom where odd things happen [s]

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message 1: by Morgen (new)

Morgen | 20 comments There is a classroom at the end of the hall where magical things seem to happen all year. In one chapter, a bug hides in the ear of a girl and gives her all the test answers. In another chapter, a real witch shows up at the halloween party. I'll try to remember more. I read it around 1998-2002.

message 2: by Rebecca (last edited Nov 03, 2011 12:25PM) (new)

Rebecca (liralin) | 197 comments I think you're looking for Classroom At The End Of The Hall by Douglas Evans.

Classroom At The End Of The Hall by Douglas Evans

Publisher's Weekly (from Amazon):
Peculiar happenings are the norm in the classroom that serves as the setting for this droll collection. Occasionally reminiscent of Louis Sachar's Wayside School stories, these cleverly crafted episodes likewise make the impossible highly entertaining and at times strangely plausible. Nimbly shifting perspectives, the narrator focuses on various students' encounters with such creatures as a genie who appears from a cloud of chalk dust and grants the ill-conceived wish of the class "Pain-in-the-Neck" to become the teacher; a hairy pest that takes over a girl's hopelessly messy desk; a witch who upstages the class braggart during a Halloween party; and a bug that whispers answers in a girl's ear, breaking her of the habit of copying off her classmates' papers. Lacing his stories with waggish wordplay and humorous asides, first-time author Evans conveys worthy messages with a lighthearted subtlety. A refreshing debut, and a good choice for a middle-grade classroom read-aloud. Ages 8-12.

message 3: by Morgen (new)

Morgen | 20 comments Well that was easy. It sounds like I quoted straight from the title/blurb. Thanks for finding it!


message 4: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (liralin) | 197 comments Your description definitely made the search easy, much easier than I was expecting. :) Glad I could help find your book!

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