Good Luck Mrs K
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Good Luck Mrs K by Louise Borden
Book DescriptionMrs. Kempczinski -- "Mrs. K." to her third-grade students -- is everyone's favorite teacher. Exciting and dynamic, Mrs. K. knows sign language, celebrates Worm Day, and performs "homework dances." One day the third graders are explorers, learning about faraway places. Other days, they are poets or scientists or astronauts. Every day with Mrs. K. is different, and every day is fun. Suddenly, though, Mrs. K. is not in school and Room 3 has a substitute teacher. The principal explains that Mrs. K. is in the hospital with cancer. The class writes letters and draws pictures for Mrs. K. One student, Ann Zesterman, tells Mrs. K. that she says "Kemp-chin-ski" for good luck when she plays basketball at recess. Another, A.J., wonders how many operations it takes to cure cancer, but no one has the answer. When will Mrs. K. come back? Based on a true story, narrated by nine-year-old Ann and with lovely full-color paintings, this honest and forthright story addresses a subject of much importance and concern for young and old alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780689851193
(231mm x 178mm x 1mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Louise Borden
Journey That Saved Curious George, Paperback (September 2016)
Louise Borden combed primary resources, including Hans Rey's pocket diaries, to tell this dramatic true story. Her collection of archival materials introduce readers to the world of Hans and Margret Rey while Allan Drummond's dramatic and colourful artwork illustrates their wartime trek to a new home.
Journey That Saved Curious George Young Readers Edition, Hardback (September 2016)
This young reader's edition of the dramatic story about the WWII escape of Margret and H.A. Rey features a new introduction and extended backmatter by the author, republished at a new trim size for chapter book readers.
Kindergarten Luck, Hardback (July 2015)» View all books by Louise Borden
Follow Theodore through a day bursting with the simple joys and endless verve of young children—a reminder of how much luck abounds in the world and how sometimes, it's just waiting to be found.
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Author Biography - Louise Borden
Louise Borden graduated from Denison University with a degree in history. She taught first graders and preschoolers and later was a part-owner of a bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to writing children's books, she also speaks regularly to young students about the writing process. Her books include Good Luck, Mrs. K!, which won the Christopher Medal, and The A+ Custodian. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and you can visit her at LouiseBorden.com. Adam Gustavson is a graduate of Rowan University and the Master of Fine Arts Illustration program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In addition to illustrating picture books, he currently teaches at Passaic County Community College and Seton Hall University. He lives and paints in West Orange, New Jersey, with his wife, their children, several guitars, and a ferret named Gracie.
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