Miss Martin Is A Martian

Miss Martin Is A Martian

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Melvin Baxter is convinced now more than ever that his new teacher, Miss Martin, is a martian.
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2011.
ISBN: 9781934133392
1934133396
9781934133385
1934133388
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Chapman, Jared - Illustrator

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SPL_Childrens Mar 08, 2012

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 8

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SPL_Childrens Mar 08, 2012

Is it possible that Melvin Eugene Baxter’s teacher, Miss Martin, is actually a Martian?
Melvin thinks it’s very possible indeed.
Having just watched a movie about Martians taking over Planet Earth, Melvin considers himself to be quite knowledgeable about aliens, and there’s no doubt in his mind that his teacher has some super-natural abilities. For example, how did she know that Melvin ate a chocolate cupcake at “healthy snack time” when she didn’t see him do it (and he had so carefully disposed of the evidence)? Does she have a super-Martian sense of smell?
How did she know what he and Billy were up to in the next room when she wasn’t there – can she see through walls?
How does she always seem to know what is going on behind her back when she is writing on the blackboard? Does she have eyes in the back of her head, or does she have extra-terrestrial hearing?
Incredibly, Miss Martin seems able to read minds too. When Melvin offered yet another excuse for not doing his homework, she didn’t believe it! How did she know his excuse wasn’t true?
Miss Martin even seems to have the ability to brainwash students – she’s been making learning fun for her students – and Melvin has never known a teacher who did THAT for him before!
The sly humour in this story, the conclusion and the illustrations add up to a winning book for the younger school-aged crowd.

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