Patriotism or practical joke?
Harrison, NH -- Ninth-grade student Philip Malloy was suspended from school for singing along to The Star-Spangled Banner in his homeroom, causing what his teacher, Margaret Narwin, called "a disturbance." But was he standing up for his patriotic ideals, only to be squelched by the school system? Was Ms. Narwin simply trying to be a good teacher? Or could it all be just a misunderstanding gone bad -- very bad? What is the truth here? Can it ever be known?
Heroism, hoax, or mistake, what happened at Harrison High changes everything for everyone in ways no one -- least of all Philip -- could have ever predicted.
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Avi is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Crispin: The Cross of Lead and the Newbery Honor Books Nothing But the Truth and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. He also writes the beloved Poppy stories, an animal adventure series that includes Ragweed; Poppy, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; Poppy and Rye; Ereth's Birthday; Poppy's Return; and Poppy and Ereth. His many other critically acclaimed books include Don't You Know There's a War On?, the hilarious animal fantasy The Mayor of Central Park, and the Victorian ghost story The Seer of Shadows. Avi lives in Denver, Colorado.
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Book Description Avon Flare Books, 1993. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Ninth-grader Philip Malloy can't resist finding some way to irritate Miss Narwin, the English teacher he blames for keeping him off the track team. So he decides to hum along with the daily audiotape of "The Star Spangled Banner, " in violation of school rules. Who would have thought the incident would escalate into a national controversy? 1992 Newbery Honor Book. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_038071907X
Book Description Avon Flare Books, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Harper Trophy rack edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX038071907X
Book Description Avon Flare Books, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 038071907X
Book Description Avon Flare Books, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11038071907X