The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

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Random House Children's Books, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
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These contemporary “fables” are instructive, hilarious, and now in paperback!

The fourth graders at Aesop Elementary are, well, unusual. There’s Calvin Tallywong, who wants to go back to kindergarten. But when he actually gets the chance, he’s forced to do the squirrel dance and wear a yellow-school-bus name tag. The moral of his story? Be careful what you wish for. Then there’s Amisha Spelwadi, who can spell wildebeest, no problem. She’s sure she’ll get 100 percent on her spelling test. But when the teacher, Mr. Jupiter, asks the class to spell cat, all Amisha can come up with is kat. The moral this time? Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

Here’s a collection of contemporary fables about a hilariously rambunctious group of kids and their amazing teacher that is sure to delight students and teachers alike!

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Review: The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

User Review  - Kate Hastings - Goodreads

Grades 3-5. RL 580. Fun story that takes Aesop's Fabled and turns them into modern day school stories. Would be a nice tie to allusions in 4th grade common core-- requires knowledge of original Aesop ... Read full review

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User Review  - Memory Toast - Goodreads

I was amused and irked by the short stories in this book. The author's twist on the fables was fun, but I felt it was all bit too...full of levity? Maybe I'm too character focused, but I always want ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Candace Fleming is the prolific author of many critically acclaimed, bestselling books for children, including the picture books Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! (an ALA Notable Book and four starred reviews), and Boxes for Katie (a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2003); the nonfiction titles Our Eleanor (an ALA Notable Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and three starred reviews) and Ben Franklin's Almanac (an ALA Notable Book, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, James Madison Honor Book, and three starred reviews). She lives in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.


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