The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

Book - 2007
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An unlikely teacher takes over the disorderly fourth-grade class of Aesop Elementary School with surprising results.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375836725
Branch Call Number: JF Flem
Characteristics: 186 p. ; 22 cm.


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SPL_Childrens Sep 06, 2012

Take a class of fifth graders, all of whom have been described by their former teachers as “high energy” and “rambunctious” (sometimes words are simply inadequate….), and add an inspiring teacher, some unusual but very talented class pets (singing guinea pigs) and an extraordinary classroom (complete with a collection of shrunken heads). The result is Mr. Jupiter’s (fabled) Grade 5 class at Aesop Elementary School.

Mr. Jupiter, himself quite an individual, is the only teacher who dares to teach this class of fifth-graders. Not only does he teach them, however, he inspires them too! Mr. Jupiter loves to teach, and he knows that his students have all sorts of hidden talents and strengths. (He’s confident that some of these talents and attributes will actually reveal themselves someday!)

While Mr. Jupiter’s curriculum and methods of teaching are quite unusual, to say the least, they are quite successful with his equally unusual students. The fifth graders are quite proud of their classroom … from the Lunuganga pig masks decorating one corner of the room, to the shrunken head collection in another corner and the Egyptian sarcophagus in yet another corner … and the skull of poor Mrs. Yorick sitting on Mr. Jupiter’s desk.

Yes, everything is extraordinary and nothing is ordinary in the Grade 5 classroom at Aesop Elementary School! Readers will chuckle and guffaw as they join in the antics and silliness of these fifth-graders (who are definitely in “a class of their own”), as revealed in these hilarious “fables” – each complete with a moral.

May 03, 2011

My third grader, Rachel, 9 years old, absolutely loved this book. She was bummed it wasn't a series!

LocketLibrarian Mar 26, 2011

Quite funny--and nice touch to tie each vignette to an Aesop fable.


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SPL_Childrens Sep 06, 2012

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 11

Jul 18, 2012

smoky9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 11


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