Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ms Rapscott's Girls

 
Ms Rapscott's Girls
by Elise Primavera
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015. 262 p. fiction
Ms Rapscott runs a school for daughters of very busy parents.  Four students arrive at the school in flying boxes, but one box shows up empty. One of the students has gotten lost in rout because her parents were so busy they forgot to stick down the adhesive tab once she was inside of the box. Ms Rapscott takes the remaining girls on a number of magical journeys in search of the lost student, and in the process, the girls learn about making their own way in the world. Ms. Rapscott is part Mary Poppins, part Ms. Frizzle. Primavera includes lot of tongue in cheek humor, but also a healthy dose folksy wisdom.  This is a great choice for middle grade independent reading or to read aloud to a children ages, 5-10.  (262 p.)

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