Tuesday, November 03, 2015

What is Allan Woodrow reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Allan Woodrow, author of Class Dismissed.

His entry begins:
I usually have a few books on my nightstand, replenishing them with frequent trips to the bookstore or library. Then, I finish those books and I grab something from the bookshelf in my house until I can find time to run out to the library or bookstore again.

Right now is one of those ‘in-between’ times.

So I have two books on my nightstand now, but hope to fill up the stand with more books in the next few days.

The book I’m reading right now is The View from Saturday by the great E.L. Konigsburg. This will be my third or fourth time reading the 1996 Newberry Medal winner, but it’s been a couple of years since the last time, so I’m rediscovering parts I’ve...[read on]
About Class Dismissed, from the publisher:
Class 507 is the worst class Ms. Bryce has ever taught. And she would know -- she's been teaching forever. They are so terrible that when a science experiment goes disastrously wrong (again), Ms. Bryce has had it and quits in the middle of the lesson. But through a mix-up, the school office never finds out.

Which means ... Class 507 is teacher-free!

The class figures if they don't tell anyone, it'll be one big holiday. Kyle and his friends can play games all day. Samantha decides she'll read magazines and give everyone (much needed) fashion advice. Adam can doodle everywhere without getting in trouble. Eric will be able to write stories with no one bothering him. And Maggie ... well, as the smartest kid in the class she has an ambitious plan for this epic opportunity.

But can Class 507 keep the principal, the rest of the students, and their parents from finding out ... or will the greatest school year ever turn into the worst disaster in school history?
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