The Teacher's Funeral

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Click for availability and more information The Teacher's Funeral, by Richard Peck
 
Set in 1904 rural Indiana. 15 year-old Russell is dreading the start of school and thinks his luck has finally changed when his mean old teacher Mrs. Arbuckle "hauls off and dies". There is no one else in his small town who could teach in that one room schoolhouse and Russell hopes they will finally close down the school so he can leave town and follow his dream of joining a threshing crew. But his "dream" is shattered when his older sister takes over the teaching job. A very funny school story, with each of Russel's fellow students providing humor for the school year.
-Deirdre

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