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Subject: Help for a classroom!
Date Posted: 1/4/2008 9:32 PM ET
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My mom teaches 7th grade language arts in a very rural school. Their budget was frozen in October because they ran out of money. She's got a class this year that LOVES to read, so she's started a book club during their study hall. Anyway, she's quickly rnning out of books that she has sets of! She'd love to do "Weasel" by Cynthia DeFelice (http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780380713585-Weasel). If anyone has this and is willing to work a deal for me (she needs a total of 30 copies) or is willing to send one to her, let me know.

I can even trade other things for copies of the book (as my credit supply has become depleted over the last few weeks). Let me know!

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 9:49 PM ET
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I wish I could!  I don't have Weasel, otherwise I'd send it to you, Beth!  I hope that someone here has it and can help her out, as I am sure that is a difficult time for your mom and all teachers in the school...

Date Posted: 1/5/2008 8:13 AM ET
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It's really sad because she's never had a class this into reading before. She said the other day (one day last week, can't remember which, maybe yesterday?) she had her book group and they all got into a big debate over which was better "A Christmas Carol" or "The Breadwinner" and why they liked their book the best. She said she just stood back, let them debate and smiled.

Last Edited on: 1/5/08 8:14 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/5/2008 9:18 AM ET
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Beth, are there copies listed on PBS?  if so, PM me your mom's address and I'll order one to be sent to her

it will be my RAOK for the day! (random act of kindness if you didn't know what that stood for)

Last Edited on: 1/5/08 9:18 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/5/2008 12:30 PM ET
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There are currently 6 copies of Weasel showing in the system.  Sent you a credit to help you get one of them. :-)

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 1:07 AM ET
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I'm sorry, I don't have a copy, but as a fellow educator, my suggestion would be for her to look at the local library system for multiple copies.  Even in rural areas (and trust me, I was an educator in one for the last 15 years where we had no money and had money freezes), usually the library system or cooperative can get multiple copies for reading groups.   I worked w/our mail order library to get materials for our readers!  Now I'm in a bigger community and they have box sets ready to go for book groups....pretty slick!