The Crimes and Punishments of Miss Payne

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Random House Children's Books, Feb 25, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 288 pages
From the moment Miss Payne (“The Hound of the Baskervilles, the English teacher from Hell. The Pitbull!”) walks into their classroom, Calma and Kiffo know she will have to go. After doing a bit of, well, teacher stalking, they are amazed to discover her having late-night rendezvous with suspicious associates. Could she be involved in the mob? The drug trade? How fabulous!

But the more they work to prove Miss Payne is crooked, the more evidence they find of her innocence. Creeping hell! A teacher this heinous has got to be guilty of something—right?
 

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User Review  - mcgarry - LibraryThing

Yr 9 - Yr 10. The witty and poignant account of the activities of Calma and Kiffo, an unlikely pair of Year 10 students. Their cavalier approach to learning is disrupted when a fierce new English teacher, Miss Payne (aka the Pitbull), enters the classroom. Read full review

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I enjoyed reading this, although it didn't grab me. The story was interesting, if a little bit predictable, and the characters were tending toward stock-ishness. There were some genuinely touching ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
15
Section 4
21
Section 5
35
Section 6
37
Section 7
45
Section 8
62
Section 15
154
Section 16
159
Section 17
167
Section 18
175
Section 19
184
Section 20
190
Section 21
197
Section 22
209

Section 9
76
Section 10
92
Section 11
109
Section 12
119
Section 13
130
Section 14
144
Section 23
217
Section 24
233
Section 25
241
Section 26
255
Section 27
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Barry Jonsberg is an English teacher in Darwin, Australia.

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