The Best School Year Ever

CD - unabridged
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Product Number: C7026
Released: Dec 12, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428159006
Narrator/s: C.J. Critt
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Description

Everyone at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School knows the Herdmans. There's one in each grade-they smoke, steal, blow things up, and terrorize the other kids. So when the fourth grade assignment for the year is to write compliments for each student in the class, Beth knows it will be hard to find something good to say about Imogene Herdman. Despite the chaos they cause, though, the Herdmans' plans also have an uncanny knack for turning out right. When Beth finally sees Imogene do something worthy of a compliment, she is surprised by both the kindness of her act and the gentleness of this dirty, ragged girl. Barbara Robinson has written books for children that have won many awards, including an ALA Notable. In The Best School Year Ever, she portrays a family of modern-day outlaws who are so eccentric and so real that young listeners will be glad that they are confined to the pages of a book.

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Author(s): Barbara Robinson
Narrator(s): C.J. Critt
Product Number C1061
Released: Jan 04, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788734557
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Author(s): Barbara Robinson
Narrator(s): C.J. Critt
Product Number Z10784
Released: Dec 14, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490670331
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Author(s): Barbara Robinson
Narrator(s): Elaine Stritch
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Released: Jul 12, 2005
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ISBN: #9780060873585
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Author(s): Barbara Robinson
Product Number EB00298241
Released: Apr 21, 2014
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Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: #9780062089953
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Barbara Robinson
Narrator(s): C.J. Critt
Product Number 3A342
Released: Jun 20, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402562365
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Author(s): Barbara Robinson
Narrator(s): C.J. Critt
Product Number 3K342
Released: Nov 18, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402562372
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SteadyReader Homework Pack
Author(s): Barbara Robinson
Narrator(s): C.J. Critt
Product Number 3B390
Released: Sep 17, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428161122
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SteadyReader Class Set
Author(s): Barbara Robinson
Narrator(s): C.J. Critt
Product Number 3L390
Released: Oct 22, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428161139
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SteadyReader Hanging Bag
Author(s): Barbara Robinson
Narrator(s): C.J. Critt
Product Number 3C941
Released: Apr 09, 2010
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ISBN: #9781428161146
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Barbara Robinson
Product Number 43078
Released: Feb 04, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788755705
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Author(s): Barbara Robinson
Product Number 12426
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Professional reviews

"Narrator C.J. Critt's captivating, versatile voice creates unique characters for the cast of normal and eccentric students of Woodrow Wilson Elementary School. Author Robinson offers a portrait of the Herdmans, one kid per grade, a tough, free-spirited, undisciplined bunch who, at times, terrorize and, at other times, are very resourceful. Their hilarious ideas and deeds include tattooing a baby's bald head with Magic Markers, putting turtles down kids' shirts, and discovering a secret passage in the teachers' room. C.J. Critt narrates at a laid-back, unhurried pace, using her expressiveness to play up the comic moments for all they're worth. Though recommended for ages 10 and up, the whole family will laugh and relate to Critt's excellent telling of Robinson's timeless tale. J.H.B. Winner of AUDIOFILE's Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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