Dimensions: 192 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.22 in
Published: December 3, 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 061827474X
ISBN - 13: 9780618274741
From the Publisher
It''s springtime in Vermont, and strange happenings are afoot in
the little town of Hamlet. The students at Joshua Fawcett
Elementary School are busily planning their practical jokes for
April Fool''s Day, but their pranks fall flat when it is discovered
that their beloved teacher, Miss Earth, has gone missing.
Has the mysterious creature that''s lurking about town and stalking
local farm animals made a meal of Miss Earth? Or is Mayor Grass,
her esteemed fiancé, responsible? Miss Earth''s students know that
the clock is ticking and they must find the answer-and their
teacher-before it is too late.
True to form, Gregory Maguire has added an uproarious installment
to the Hamlet Chronicles, a tale packed with high humor and
suspense that also touches on more serious themes of adolescence
and family relationships.
About the Author
Gregory Maguire is the popular author of many books for
children, including the Hamlet Chronicles for Clarion, as well as
several adult books, including WICKED (HarperCollins), upon which a
Broadway musical was based, and its sequel, CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY
STEPSISTER (Regan Books). He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.
"this archly funny sixth addition to the series...a satirical
romp...relentlessly edgy and smart...a breath of fresh air." Kirkus
"The tongue-in-cheek humor, brisk pace, and snappy dialogue make
for a lively and enjoyable read." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School
"witty, absurd farce and spot-on portrayl of the social pecking
order of middle-graders." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA