The Flunking of Joshua T Bates Author:Susan Shreve Joshua is mortified to discover that he has to repeat third grade. Not only does he have to deal with his own embarrassment, he also has to put up with the taunts of his former classmates. To top it off, his new teacher looks like a tank. Joshua thinks maybe he's going to spend the rest of his life in third grade. "I'm moving to East Africa nex... more »t week" he mumbles after Tommy Wilhelm's friends finish creaming him on the playground.
But that was before Joshua got to know Miss Goodwin. She's probably the world's most surprising teacher. Who would have believed how easy it was to learn to read -- or how hard it was to leave her?« less