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Miss Nelson is Missing!

Written by Harry G Allard Jr and illustrated by James Marshall
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5.25
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Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
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4-7
Target Age
32
Pages
Picture
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Publisher Summary

The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling. Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school. So begins this quirky classic, first published in 1977 and still relevant today as a lighthearted reminder to show our appreciation to those we value. The students don’t proffer a shred of respect for their good-natured teacher Miss Nelson, but when the witchy substitute Miss Viola Swamp appears on the scene, they start to regret their own wicked ways. James Marshall’s scritchy, cartoonish full-color ink and wash illustrations are hilarious. A back-to-school perennial!

What Kind of Book is Miss Nelson is Missing!

Themes:
teachers

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl
The Book Snob Mom's Rating
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5.75

This is a delightfully fun book about one very clever teacher who uses a little bit of subterfuge to help her classroom of misbehaving students appreciate how lucky they actually are and learn to behave a lot better. The contrast between Miss Nelson and her “evil” substitute counterpart is humorous (particularly as the reader may suspect the truth long before the big reveal!)

Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
Readerly Mom's Rating
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4.75

Okay, so full disclosure: I had this weird and massive childhood anxiety surrounding substitute teachers and it made this book very difficult for me. In spite of my personal issues, however, I think it’s a clever and silly book. It’s fun, and it serves a purpose.

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Harry G Allard Jr

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0395252962
ISBN 13:
9780395252963
Publication Date:
January 1, 1977