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Goodbye Mrs. Jessop

Pat McAlister

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ISBN 10: 0595416268 / ISBN 13: 9780595416264
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58 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.6in. x 0.5in.When Caseys sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. Jessop, is killed in an automobile accident over the Christmas school holiday, Casey is not able to accept her teachers death. She magnifies her friendship with Mrs. Jessop and makes life miserable for Ms. Springer, the substitute teacher. Casey reacts negatively and dramatically to Ms. Springers friendly hug leading her best friend, Emily, to report it as abuse to the school principal. The misunderstanding is cleared up, but the incident helps Ms. Springer decide to leave teaching. Caseys friendship with Emily is damaged as she learns that people have to accept the consequences of their behavior. After Casey meets a courageous man with Multiple Sclerosis and his wife who run a riding stables including programs for disabled riders, Casey begins to focus on positive directions for her own life. Later, when Casey is able to see Mrs. Jessops horse, Magic, and his new owner, she begins to understand that life goes on in spite of grief and mistakes. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780595416264

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Title: Goodbye Mrs. Jessop

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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When Casey's sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. Jessop, is killed in an automobile accident over the Christmas school holiday, Casey is not able to accept her teacher's death. She magnifies her friendship with Mrs. Jessop and makes life miserable for Ms. Springer, the substitute teacher. Casey reacts negatively and dramatically to Ms. Springer's friendly hug leading her best friend, Emily, to report it as abuse to the school principal. The misunderstanding is cleared up, but the incident helps Ms. Springer decide to leave teaching. Casey's friendship with Emily is damaged as she learns that people have to accept the consequences of their behavior. After Casey meets a courageous man with Multiple Sclerosis and his wife who run a riding stables including programs for disabled riders, Casey begins to focus on positive directions for her own life. Later, when Casey is able to see Mrs. Jessop's horse, Magic, and his new owner, she begins to understand that life goes on in spite of grief and mistakes.

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Pat McAlister, retired from public school teaching and administration, lives in Mitchell, Indiana. Her family includes three super children, several fantastic grandchildren and wonderful great grandchildren, and one sweet little great-great granddaughter. She is co-author of HIGH MILEAGE HEARTS published in 2006.

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