"I thought that the book, Class Dismissed, was a very funny story. I liked it when the reader found out that the teacher was Franny Bree. But I did not like the ending very much. I think the author should have added more to the ending. Also, I loved that they found Soda after she got lost. All in all, I thought that this book was funny, well written, and was a good story. I hope the author makes a second book of it."--Gigi G.
Class 507 is the worst class Ms. Bryce has ever taught. And she would know -- she's been teaching forever. They are so terrible that when a science experiment goes disastrously wrong (again), Ms. Bryce has had it and quits in the middle of the lesson. But through a mix-up, the school office never finds out. Which means ... Class 507 is teacher-free! The class figures if they don't tell anyone, it'll be one big holiday. Kyle and his friends can play games all day. Samantha decides she'll read magazines and give everyone (much needed) fashion advice. Adam can doodle everywhere without getting in trouble. Eric will be able to write stories with no one bothering him. And Maggie ... well, as the smartest kid in the class she has an ambitious plan for this epic opportunity. But can Class 507 keep the principal, the rest of the students, and their parents from finding out ... or will the greatest school year ever turn into the worst disaster in school history?
About the Author
Allan Woodrow is the author of Class Dismissed, The Pet War, and the Zachary Ruthless series, as well as other books for young readers, written under secret names. His writing also appears in the Scholastic anthology Lucky Dog: Twelve Tales of Rescued Dogs. Allan currently lives near Chicago with his family. For more about Allan and his books, visit him online at www.allanwoodrow.com.
Praise for Allan Woodrow
Class Dismissed "Aimed equally at boys and girls, this engaging comedy offers some life lessons with a giggle." –Kirkus Reviews
"A fine addition to the middle grade school story genre. Readers won't regret picking up this title."–School Library Connection The Pet War "This fast-paced and funny novel presents a protagonist in the tradition of Tom Sawyer, a smug but winning preteen boy generally beloved by his peers though regarded with suspicion and perhaps a hint of distaste by adults." –Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Otto is a humorous protagonist whose narrative will keep readers amused. Pet lovers will enjoy this entertaining story." –School Library Journal
"Many readers will identify with Otto's yearning for a pet and his frustrations with his all-too-perfect sister." –Publishers Weekly