The Last Holiday Concert is a 2004 children's novel written by Andrew Clements and illustrated by Brian Selznick. The books concerns a boy who is in charge of the middle-school chorus. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children. Hart Evans was the most popular kid at Collins Elementary School and is on his way to owning that title again at Palmer Intermediate. So when he unintentionally shoots a rubber band at his chorus teacher one afternoon, he expects it to be laughed off. After all, it was an accident. Mr. Meinert, the chorus teacher, is wound so tight that he blows up at Hart and the entire class. In a huff, he announces that he is stepping down, and they are now responsible for planning their entire holiday concert themselves. The whole class is surprised, and elects Hart as the new Chorus director. He declares Music Class as a free period, until Mr. Meinert tells him that they've got a full 30 minutes for their show. Hart then, realizes they need to get down to work. After assembling committees and coming up with lists of songs, Hart finally thinks he has everything running on track. But then his classmates get mad. Why is Hart, their friend, acting like a teacher? It takes a heart-to-heart with Mr. Meinert to learn what it takes to be a friendly and fair, yet strict, chorus director.
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Book Description Scholastic, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0439810434
Book Description Scholastic. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0439810434 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1941266