Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?: A Mystery In Poems

Mass Market Paperback | April 1, 1999

byMel Glenn

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Nominated for the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of America

An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults


Award-winning author and poet Mel Glenn presents a unique mystery told through a series of free verse poems.

When popular Tower High English teacher Mr. Chippendale is fatally shot, everyone is a suspect. The killer could be anyone—one of his students, a colleague, or even an ex-flame. The aftermath of Mr. Chippendale’s murder is a suspenseful story that will keep readers guessing who the killer is right until the last page.

* "More than a whodunit, this unique offering explores a multitude of issues in its pages."School Library Journal (starred review)

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A gruesome killer is on the loose at Tower High and he or she has already killed the English teacher, Mr. Chippendale. Mel Glenn reveals the suspects through a series of poems about the teacher, his students, his colleagues and his ex-flames. Readers are kept guessing about the identity of the murderer right up to the end of Who Killed...

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Nominated for the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of AmericaAn ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young AdultsAward-winning author and poet Mel Glenn presents a unique mystery told through a series of free verse poems.When popular Tower High English teacher Mr. Chippendale is fatally shot, everyone is a suspect. The kil...

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It's just a regular day at a regular high school ...Until popular English teacher Mr. Chippendale is shot while taking his morning run around the school track. As the Tower High community struggles to come to grips with the shocking murder, you'll get to know the students and faculty members whose lives Mr. Chippendale touched: Cynthia...

Mel Glenn grew up in Brooklyn, New York and has been teaching English for twenty-seven years at his alma mater, Lincoln High School. He has won many awards for his writing and is the author of six books of poetry and three novels for young adults. He and his wife, Elyse, live in Brooklyn with their two sons, Jonathan and Andrew.

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.1 × 4.4 × 0.3 inPublished:April 1, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140385134

ISBN - 13:9780140385137

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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A gruesome killer is on the loose at Tower High and he or she has already killed the English teacher, Mr. Chippendale. Mel Glenn reveals the suspects through a series of poems about the teacher, his students, his colleagues and his ex-flames. Readers are kept guessing about the identity of the murderer right up to the end of Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?

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"Glenn delivers a starkly realistic view of modern high-school life."

-- School Library Journal, starred review