November 6, 2012
November 6, 2012
A story about small acts of courage from the author of A Crooked Kind of Perfect.
Do not let a mop sit overnight in water. Fix things before they get too big for fixing. Custodial wisdom: Mattie Breen writes it all down. She has just one week to convince Uncle Potluck to take her on as his custodial apprentice at Mitchell P. Anderson Elementary School. One week until school starts and she has to be the new girl again. But if she can be Uncle Potluck's apprentice, she'll have important work to do during lunch and recess. Work that will keep her safely away from the other fifth graders. But when her custodial wisdom goes all wrong, Mattie's plan comes crashing down. And only then does she begin to see how one small, brave act can lead to a friend who is hound dog true
A little girl slowly and surprisingly finds a place for herself in a new school. After a lifetime of moving around with her nomadic mother, Mattie Breen's awkwardness and fear of embarrassing herself around other kids isn't getting any better. But this time, they've moved in with Mattie's Uncle Potluck, the elementary school custodian. Mattie hopes that she can apprentice herself to her uncle, and avoid the other fifth graders during lunch and recess, the worst times for teasing. Her uncle's folksy wisdom, and the frequent phrase "hound dog true" help Mattie to realize her strengths, and slowly take chances with friendship.
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Family / General, Social Issues / New Experience, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, Social Issues / Friendship
- Age: 9-12 years
- Language: English
- Author: Linda Urban
- Online Item #: 14267080
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-81-1832
- ISBN: 9780547850832
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported