Class President (An Apple Paperback)

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9780590440646: Class President (An Apple Paperback)

Julio hides his own leadership ambitions to help another candidate win the nomination for class president.

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Johanna Hurwitz is the award-winning author of more than sixty popular books for young readers, including Faraway Summer; Dear Emma; Elisa Michaels, Bigger & Better; Class Clown; Fourth-Grade Fuss; and Rip-Roaring Russell, an American Library Association Notable Book. Her work has won many child-chosen state awards. A former school librarian, she frequently visits schools around the country to talk about her books. Mrs. Hurwitz and her husband divide their time between Great Neck, New York, and Wilmington, Vermont.

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Grade 3-5-- Hurwitz scores again with the continuing story of the children first introduced in Class Clown (Morrow, 1987), now in the fifth grade and getting acquainted with a new teacher. Julio, known up to now as the class athlete, is the focus of this story, developing new talents as the tale unfolds. Mr. Flores announces that an election for class officers will be held, and the students begin choosing up sides. Julio is immediately interested, but promotes the candidacy of an unenthusiastic Lucas for president instead. As Julio strives on his friend's behalf, his own leadership qualities become more apparent. He organizes a class fund raiser, acts as spokesperson during an interview with the principal, and even respectfully challenges Mr. Flores on how class money is to be spent. These kids live in a well-mannered, harmonious world. Adversity is only hinted at, as when readers discover that Julio's father is "no longer alive." Miscreants are understood and forgiven, and virtue is recognized and rewarded in just the way it always should be. Gently thoughtful and cheerfully humorous, this will make a good read-aloud as well as a satisfying read-alone. --Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, Allen, TX
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