Pete Johnson Help! I'm a Classroom Gambler

ISBN 13: 9780440866275

Help! I'm a Classroom Gambler

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9780440866275: Help! I'm a Classroom Gambler

Harvey thinks school is the most boring place on earth—and so he and his friends devise a way to help relieve their boredom. Lessons are actually quite interesting when you have more at stake than just whether you'll get through it without being sent to the head. Harvey and his fellow gamblers start to bet on how many times the supply teacher will give a nervous twitch, how often the Head will blow his nose, and lots of other possible outcomes. All of a sudden, school is fun—but then the gambling craze starts to spread and Harvey realizes it's all getting out of control... A brilliant subversive look at classroom pranks and what goes on under the teacher's nose.

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About the Author:

Pete Johnson began work as a film critic for Radio One, then became a teacher. His experiences in the classroom led to his beginning to write and he still keeps contact with a panel of young readers to gain the viewpoint of the actual reader as he writes new titles. He is the author of several titles for the Corgi Yearling list.

From AudioFile:

Paul Chequer's high energy and dramatics are the perfect way to express the character of Harvey, who's bright but totally bored in school. Adolescent energy has to go somewhere, and Chequer keeps up the mad pace as Harvey and his mate, George, challenge each other to betting on probabilities to spice up their school hours. How many times will math teacher Wobblebottom scratch under his arms before the bell rings, or substitute Twitchy twitch in one lesson? Before he knows it, Harvey's got the whole school involved in betting and finds himself running a gambling syndicate. Chequer's dramatic reading aptly presents Harvey's stress when everything starts to fall apart. S.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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