The year of Miss Agnes

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Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books,
Pub. Date:
2000.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 4.5 - AR Pts: 3
Lexile measure:
790L
Description
It's 1948 and ten-year-old Fred has just watched her teacher leave -- another in a long line of teachers who have left the village because the smell of fish was too strong, the way of life too hard. Will another teacher come to the small Athabascan village on the Koyukuk River to teach Fred and her friends in the one-room schoolhouse? Will she stay, or will she hate the smell of fish, too?Fred doesn't knowwhatto make of Miss Agnes Sutterfield. She sure is a strange one. No other teacher throws away old textbooks and reads Greek myths andRobin Hood.No other teacher plays opera recordings, talks about "hairyos,"and Athabascan kids becoming doctors or scientists. No other teacher ever said Fred's deaf older sister should come to school, too. And no other teacher ever,evertold the kids they were each good at something. Maybe it's because Miss Agnes can't smell anything, let alone fish, that things seem to be all right. But then Miss Agnes says she's homesick and will go back to England at the end of the year. Fred knows what this is about: Just when things seem to be good, things go back to being the same.How Fred and her friends grow with Miss Agnes is the heart of this story, told with much humor and warmth by Fred herself This is a story about Alaska, about the old ways and the new, about pride. And it's a story about a great teacher who opens a door to the world -- where, once you go through, nothing is ever the same again.
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ISBN:
9780689829338
9780689851247
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.5, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
790L
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Grouping Title year of miss agnes
Grouping Author hill kirkpatrick
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Last Grouping Update 2018-06-29 04:47:47AM
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subject_facet Alaska -- Juvenile fiction, Athapascan Indians -- Juvenile fiction, Indians of North America -- Alaska -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Teachers -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The year of Miss Agnes
title_full The year of Miss Agnes / Kirkpatrick Hill
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