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Publisher's Summary

Seven students are about to have their lives changed by one amazing teacher in this school story sequel filled with unique characters to whom every listener can relate.

It’s the start of a new year at Snow Hill School, and seven students find themselves thrown together in Mr. Terupt’s fifth grade class. There’s...Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who’s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school. 

They don’t have much in common, and they’ve never gotten along. Not until a certain new teacher arrives and helps them to find strength inside themselves - and in each other. But when Mr. Terupt suffers a terrible accident, will his students be able to remember the lessons he taught them? Or will their lives go back to the way they were before - before fifth grade and before Mr. Terupt? 

Find out what happens in sixth and seventh grades in Mr. Terupt Falls Again and Saving Mr. Terupt. And don't miss the conclusion to the series, Goodbye, Mr. Terupt, coming soon!

"The characters are authentic and the short chapters are skillfully arranged to keep readers moving headlong toward the satisfying conclusion." (School Library Journal, starred)

©2010 Rob Buyea (P)2020 Listening Library

What the critics say

"This powerful and emotional story is likely to spur discussion." (Publishers Weekly)

"No one is perfect in this feel-good story, but everyone benefits, including sentimentally inclined readers." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Compelling....Readers will find much to ponder on the power of forgiveness." (Booklist)

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  • Guerrero Hall
  • 2020-08-16

Ableist Language

It normalized the R word. Ableist language shouldn’t be in kids books. It focuses on the mean behavior that typical neurological children demonstrate, but doesn’t speak out more against rude behavior toward children with disabilities. Mr. Terupt is more outraged at the mean girl behavior than the other kids calling children with disabilities the R word or stupid.

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  • HopefullyThisHelps
  • 2020-09-15

The best

This is one of the beat books in the world it’s funny sad and scary all at the same time

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  • beadingqueen
  • 2020-09-08

wonderful

I read this so I could discuss this book with my granddaughter. I love listening while I create art.

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  • Liz
  • 2020-06-22

Amazing

Beautiful story line so many twists and amazing definitely recommend for middle schoolers! Great job!