The Last Holiday Concert

Author(s): Andrew Clements
Original Publish Date: Jun 27, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.00 hours)
Product Number: Z100024242
Released: Jun 27, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739345139
Narrator/s: Fred Berman
Publisher: Listening Library
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For Hart Evans, being the most popular fifth grader has its advantages: kids look up to him and teachers let him get away with everything. But during one choir practice, Hart zones out too far, accidentally flinging a rubber band at his teacher. Mr. Meinert realizes that if Hart is ever going to discover his musical potential, his punishment must march to a different drummer. And then, as Mr. Meinert is about to leave school because there is no funding left for his job, he orchestrates a class vote to appoint Hart as the new interim choir director. Now it's Hart's job to ready the class for the annual Holiday concert, and ultimately to convince the board why his teacher should stay in school.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Andrew Clements
Product Number EB00568143
Released: Sep 18, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442462274
Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Andrew Clements
Product Number 44667
Released: Nov 09, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428107205
Text - Hardback
Author(s): Andrew Clements
Product Number 14684
Released: Jan 30, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Athenium
ISBN: #9780689845161

Professional reviews

"Few authors capture school situations as convincingly as Andrew Clements. In his latest novel, sixth-grader Hart is faced with the challenge of marshaling his chorus mates through preparation for the school concert. Consensus, fairness, and ownership, as seen from both the teachers' and the students' points of view, take on new meaning. Fred Berman narrates at a fast clip, capturing the flavor of a multifaceted classroom and the speed at which sixth-graders move. He voices teacher Mr. Meinert's frustration, as well as Hart's alternating enthusiasm and disappointment as he hones his leadership skills. A.R. 2005 ALA Notable Recording (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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