The Dunderheads

The Dunderheads

Oversize Book - 2009
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When Miss Breakbone confiscates Junkyard's crucial find, Wheels, Pencil, Spider, and the rest of the Dunderheads plot to teach her a lesson.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763624989
0763624985
Branch Call Number: FICTION Fle
Characteristics: 54 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Audience: 006-009
Additional Contributors: Roberts, David 1970-

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"Dunderheads, unite! A tyrannical teacher gets her just due in a delightfully subversive, outrageously funny tale by Newbery Medal winner Paul Fleischman. Miss Breakbone hates kids. Especially the time-squandering, mindwandering, doodling, dozing dunderheads in her class. But when she confis... Read More »


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heliopsis24
Feb 07, 2017

The illustrations are somewhat unappealing and can be scary/difficult to interpret to younger children. Rated low on our library shelf and went in the return bag quickly.

MB9 May 30, 2013

The plot is an elementary school version of Ocean's 11, the feel is dark, quirky, edgy, precise. The poet Fleischman doesn't waste a word and the weirdness of Dumpster Diver Roberts is a perfect fit.

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Jun 19, 2014

violet_bird_509 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

MB9 May 30, 2013

MB9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

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MB9 May 30, 2013

"Never," shrieked Miss Breakbone, "have I been asked to teach such a scraping-together of fiddling, twiddling, time-squandering, mind-wandering, doodling, dozing, don't-knowing dunderheads!"

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