I've long been a fan of Richard Peck's witty social commentary. When I first read The Teacher's Funeral, I shared with my favorite judge, this quote from page 34:
"In his Sunday best and shaved, Dad was a fine-looking man. He could have passed for a judge."
In his new book, The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail, Mr. Peck writes:
"Our ancient headmaster was peculiar even for a teacher."
Despite Mr. Peck's insinuation that judges are fine-looking and teachers peculiar, I like his books. This new book is an enchanting tale about finding oneself and one's place in the world. If you can squeeze in one more read with your own children before summer ends, try this one. If not, preview it for your students in September.
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