LEON AND THE SPITTING IMAGE
New York : Greenwillow Books,
IL 3-6, RL 6.5
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isn't too sure about starting the fourth grade this year. He had
snooped in his mother's mail and found reports from his previous teachers
that weren't too good. Especially when it comes to fine motor skills.
Life at the one-star hotel his mother manages is strange enough without
Miss Cronheim and the Ethical School. His new teacher believes in
the power of sewing as a virtue. Can you believe it? As if
he doesn't have enough trouble, now everyone will know about what a kllutz
he is. When he learns that he may have to repeat the year, Leon sews
a doll that is the "spitting image" of the teacher. And he discovers
that by moving the doll into different poses, Miss Cronheim follows suit
as if in a trance. Could this be magic?
Schools -- Fiction.
Sewing -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Single-parent families -- Fiction.
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