Regarding the fountain
"...We need a new drinking fountain. Please send catalog. "
Florence Waters responds:
"I'd be delighted. . . But please understand that all of my fountains are custom-made."
And so begins the hilarious chronicle, in letters, cards, transcripts, and official town documents, as collected by Mr. Sam N.'s fifth-grade class...
Flo Waters, an artist who looks everywhere for inspiration, solicits suggestions from the fifth graders-- ...a fountain big enough to splash around in; ...a glass-sided fountain with fish; . . . buttons for dispensing lemonade and root beer; and from Mr. Sam N.-- ...a hot tub and whirlpool for the teachers.
Flo is thrilled. Mr. Russ is beside himself-- . . ."We don't need a fountain like you create for palaces and hotels. Send bid as soon as possible, or sooner. "
But it's too late. The fountain project has taken on a life of its own. Flo is supplying designs from all over the world. The school board president is up in arms. So is her friend, Dee Eel, of the water-supply company. A scandal is brewing, and the fifth-grade class is researching Dry Creek's history. Something very fishy is going on...and the secrets are buried beneath the fountain and within this delightful, thoroughly original novel.
Level 5.8, 2 Points
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|Full title||regarding the fountain|
|Last Update||2018-04-21 05:02:30AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-05-27 04:51:28AM|
|auth_author2||Klise, M. Sarah|
|author2-role||Klise, M. Sarahill.|
|available_at_aacpl||Maryland City at Russett Library, Mountain Road Library|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Maryland City at Russett Library - Children's Fiction, Mountain Road Library - Children's Fiction|
|display_description||When the principal asks a fifth-grader to write a letter regarding the purchase of a new drinking fountain for their school, he finds that all sorts of chaos results.|
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|local_callnumber_aacpl||J FICTION (K)|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Maryland City at Russett Library, Mountain Road Library|
|record_details||ils:a129585|Book|Books||English|Avon Books,|1998.|138 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Letters -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Fiction|
|title_display||Regarding the fountain|
|title_full||Regarding the fountain / Kate Klise ; illustrations by M. Sarah Klise|
|title_short||Regarding the fountain|