The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

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The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School Here s a chapter book of contemporary fables about a rambunctious group of fourth graders and their amazing teacher the globe trotting Mayan ceremonial robe wearing Mr Jupiter that is sure to delight

  • Title: The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School
  • Author: Candace Fleming
  • ISBN: 9780375836725
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Here s a chapter book of contemporary fables about a rambunctious group of fourth graders and their amazing teacher the globe trotting, Mayan ceremonial robe wearing Mr Jupiter that is sure to delight students and teachers alike There s Calvin Tallywong, who wants to go back to kindergarten But when he actually gets the chance, he s forced to do the squirrel dance and wHere s a chapter book of contemporary fables about a rambunctious group of fourth graders and their amazing teacher the globe trotting, Mayan ceremonial robe wearing Mr Jupiter that is sure to delight students and teachers alike There s Calvin Tallywong, who wants to go back to kindergarten But when he actually gets the chance, he s forced to do the squirrel dance and wear a school bus name tag The moral of his story Be careful what you wish for Then there s Amisha Spelwadi, who can spell wildebeest, no problem When Mr Jupiter asks the class to spell cat, all Amisha can come up with is kat The moral Don t count your chickens before they hatch Kids will laugh out loud as they learn tried and true lessons in this funny, fast paced book And don t miss the class s continued adventures in The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School by Candace Fleming.

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    1. Caroline on said:

      Although it was perhaps a little bit TOO "punny" for my tastes, I can see how elementary school kids would get a real kick out of this as a read-aloud. Each chapter in this story of the notorious fourth-grade class at Aesop Elementary tells one of Aesop's fables in a new way, though the original morals are included at the end of each chapter. My favorite character, of course, is the school librarian, whose name is--are you ready for it?--Paige Turner. It was a fun, light read that has definite a [...]

    2. Beverly on said:

      Summary from the inside left flap: The fourth grade students at Aesop Elementary have a reputation for being . . . Rambunctious, Precocious, Special.Take Calvin Tallywong. He wants to go back to kindergarten, but he should be careful what he wishes for! When Calvin actually gets the chance, he's forced to do the squirrel dance and wear a yellow school bus name tag. How will he ever escape?And then there's Amisha Spelwadi, who can spell wildebeest, no problemo. She's sure she'll ace her spelling [...]

    3. Laura on said:

      Strongly reminds me of Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Each chapter centers around a main character and wraps up with a moral from Aesop's Fables. Some of the morals fit the story better than others. So far, I'm enjoying the book and would recommend it to students, though it's not one I would choose as a read aloud or small group novel. Final verdict -- I liked it and found most of the stories amusing, but I don't think it's a fantastic book. Continuing connections -- If You're Not Here, P [...]

    4. Karen on said:

      A quite clever book for children! Fleming makes Aesop's Fables come alive in the classroom for children. Kids will love her play on words and the wonderful exaggerations and storytelling of Mr. Jupiter. Each 2-3 page chapter with its accompanying moral would make for a great bedtime story and conversation started for parents and child.

    5. Carrie on said:

      I LOVED this book! Fans of "Sideways Stories from Wayside School" will enjoy this kooky set of stories about an infamous group of students that no teacher wants to take on until Mr. Jupiter arrives at Aesop School on the last day of summer vacation. Filled with wacky characters, such as Paige Turner (the librarian), Victoria Sovaine (the pretty girl), Varicella Zoster (a preschooler with chicken pox) and Stanford Binet (the smart kid), the book has many tongue-in-cheek moments that would make ol [...]

    6. Debbie on said:

      I didn't actually finish this one but wanted it to show up in my recommended books for kids. I read about half and found it funny and very kid-friendly, but it wasn't keeping my attention as an adult, and I have a shelf full of books I wanted to finish! Ellyn LOVED it and promptly asked for book 2. It was recommended to her by our local children's librarian. :)

    7. Jule D. on said:

      Wonderful humor. Engaging characters. Kept my granddaughter and me completely engaged.

    8. Gracie on said:

      This book got me thinking lots of questions. Wowwwieee! That was good!

    9. Print Teach on said:

      Quite an entertaining twist on the usual school-diary-comedy genre. Not brilliant, but pleasant enough. Some nice ideas, but no real depth.

    10. Katie Fitzgerald on said:

      I was looking forward to reading this book because I thought it was going to be a series of fable retellings set in an elementary school. Unfortunately, it didn't quite amount to that. Instead, this is a series of episodes that take place among the students of a badly behaved fourth grade class, taken over by an intrepid teacher named Mr. Jupiter, who himself attended the Aesop school as a child. Each chapter has a moral, but that's where the similarities to the traditional fables end. The rest [...]

    11. Kobe Tedone on said:

      The Fabled Fourth Graders of Asop Elementry by Candace Fleming is about a school called Asop Elementary and a teacher named Mr.Jupiter and his class. Each chapter focuses on a different student in his class. Each student has a different story of some thing that happended to them at the school. At the end of each chapter there is a moral about the person and what they did in the story. The book had no physicsal traits for any of the characters but it did have personality traits. Ashley Z was a bo [...]

    12. Carolyn Arrington on said:

      This a humorous book filled with silly puns and plays on words. It is also a take off on Aesop's Fables. Each chapter illustrates and ends with one of Aesop's morals. The author also pokes fun at state testing and other educational practices.There are quite a few references to pee and poop throughout the book. Several of the boys enjoy "reading" the International Geographic magazines (National Geographic) looking for pictures of topless women.The rising 4th grade class has a terrible reputation [...]

    13. Anusha Venkatesan on said:

      Review by my fourth grader. What a book! The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary was a great selection. Written by Candace Fleming, it included many humorous,funny,and rude scenes. It all starts when the fourth graders get a new enthusiastic teacher named Mr. Jupiter. Each chapter has a new scene which would make you laugh to death. There is also a moral at the end of each scene because everyone does something crazy which has a moral to it. To give you a sneak preview of the book, the four [...]

    14. Elissa on said:

      I read this book along with my 3rd grade son, who was reading it for a book report project. I recommend it. It was silly in a way that was engaging and entertaining to him (he's a sometimes reluctant reader, but really liked this), as well as really clever. Characters have silly names that are relatively intellectual puns (like the librarian named Paige Turner; extra points if you get the reference to Shakespeare, in the skull "substitute" being named Mrs. Yorick). The name of the school is a hi [...]

    15. Amanda on said:

      This book was so cute and funny. It retells Aesop's fables in the setting of a bunch of rowdy fourth graders. The characters are entertaining and the author has a good sense of humor along with some good puns. My favorite story was the one that made fun of standardized testing. "We're taking the E.S.B.A.F.C.A.E.FG.A.E.'s, otherwise known as the Every State Basic Abilities and Fundamental Cognitive Assessment of Essential Fourth Grade Achievement Evaluation Test." Hahaha that whole chapter cracke [...]

    16. Georgie on said:

      a brilliant and hilarious collection of stories about a group of fourth graders at Aesop Elementary School who each have their own unique personalities. My favourite story was the one where Bruce and Lenny get caught b the school librarian (Miss Paige Turner, lol) looking at certain pics in 'International Geographic' magazine rather than paying attention to her lesson on the Dewey decimal system, so each week when they have their library time she hides the Geographics in different places within [...]

    17. Amy on said:

      Nobody wants to teach the 4th graders at Aesop elementary—they’ve been a troublesome group since kindergarten. But then along comes Mr. Jupiter (with his seemingly unending list of experiences), who willingly takes on the challenge. Without crushing their high spirits, Mr. Jupiter manages to teach the class some life lessons that just may not be in the school’s curriculum.I found some of the students endearing and some just plain annoying. Their names are inside jokes for adults (Stanford [...]

    18. Abby Johnson on said:

      No one is willing to teach the fourth graders at Aesop Elementary School (their reputation precedes them) until the fantastic Mr. Jupiter shows up. He claims to have translated for Big Foot and discovered the lost city of Atlantis, but can he handle this class? Silly, wacky stories, each a modern retelling of an Aesop fable, document a year in the life of the fabled fourth graders of Aesop Elementary. Pair this one with a collection of Aesop's fables and hand it to fans of the wacky humor in Sid [...]

    19. Ryan Miller on said:

      I'm reading a lot of middle elementary literature recently and perhaps I'm starting to get tired. There was nothing inherently wrong with this book. Candace Fleming creates interesting situations among fourth-grade students which are solved in unusual and often absurd ways. My problem was that I also recently read one of Louis Sachar's Wayside School books, and Aesop can't stand straight against Wayside. I also was waiting for more tie-in with mythology or the Aesop fables. I got the morals of t [...]

    20. Melanie on said:

      The upcoming 4th-grade glass is "special." They're a bit hard to handle. Ok, so the kids were so naughty that no teacher at Aesop Elementary wanted anything to do with them. Enter Mr. Jupiter.Mr. Jupiter has had quite a bit of experience and is confident he can handle these kids. On the first day of school the kids are as obnoxious as can be. Mr. Jupiter is not frazzled at all. He has an answer of his own for every ridiculous comment that comes out of a kids mouth. The best part is that he knows [...]

    21. Miss Carman on said:

      Nobody wants to teach the fourth graders at Aesop elementary school, especially their previous teachers, when Mr. Jupiter, who is as interesting as his students, suddenly appears at the school. The book has stories about the students' (and teachers') funny classroom adventures, each one ending in a well known moral. This book starts out kind of funny and gets better and funnier as it goes. At first I thought adding the morals was not needed, but as the book went on, I found that it really added [...]

    22. Roxanne Hsu Feldman on said:

      If I can separate each chapter (each fractured fable) and give them different ratings, they will range from 2 stars to 4 stars. A few of them are genuinely funny and original (my favorite is probably the story entitled, "There Once Was A Man From Dancart" featuring a poetry recitation competition and is a cleverly re-imagined The Hare and the Tortoise fable. The problem with writing a collection of short stories to fit a really good and clever concept/idea is that the target becomes somewhat elu [...]

    23. Heather on said:

      Aesop's fables get a modern retelling in this quirky book, reminiscent of Louis Sachar's Wayside School. I particularly enjoyed Fleming's take on "The Tortoise and the Hare." In this version, two kids take part in a poetry race, trying to see who can memorize the most lines of poetry in a week. The not so surprising ending gives new meaning to "slow and steady wins the race" and reminds us that there's a poem for everyone.It's also clear that Fleming is no fan of No Child Left Behind, and I got [...]

    24. The SMART Book Club on said:

      I liked this book a lot because I am about to be in fourth grade and I would want to hear how they enjoyed or hated this grade. I think Candace Fleming did a good job with this book because she made it very humorous. She made it fun for kids. I would probably say that six to ten year olds could read this book. However, I still think she could make it better to read because in some parts it was boring.To read the rest of this review, click here

    25. Sandie on said:

      I thought this book was really charming and reccomend it especially for reluctant readers. This is a modern day Aesop's Fables, with short chapters, making it a very easy read. I am not even sure they should be called chapters, rather individual short stories that all kind of tie in together to make a thoroughly delightful book. I believe it would make a fine read outloud book as well, whether for a classroom or to read with your own child. Each chapter ends with a moral. I really believe this t [...]

    26. Jennifer on said:

      I really thought that this book had great potential to share with my fourth graders who study Aesop. Each chapter is a modern school fable, complete with a moral at the end. Unfortunately, the teacher's character never comes alive - he's quirky, but that's about it. Also a little too much bathroom, immature humor to warrant reading the book aloud to a class. And the librarian character - a fluff brain who tries to reinvent herself in a helpless, feminine way - that's as bad as the stereotype of [...]

    27. Andrea on said:

      This book was great because it reminded me of my own 4th grade teacher. After leaving private school for public school I felt like I had died and gone to heaven! I was lucky enough to have the most amazing teachers who welcomed me with open arms and make me feel like a person. After being lost in the shuffle at a private school this was a life changing experience. I only hope every child has some teachers like this :)

    28. Claire on said:

      Fourth graders would love this book. The class entering the fourth grade is famous for its naughtiness- so much so that no teacher is willing to take on the class. At the eleventh hour, Mr. Jupiter arrives to save the day. chapter by chapter in a series of short witty fables we pass though the school year as the pranks and foolishness of the fourth graders illustrate pithy life lessons. Great read aloud.

    29. Yolanda on said:

      Eh. I didn't enjoy this one really all that much. Last year it was a Sunshine State Reads book and a lot of those books have interested me and when I saw this one for $4 I didn't want to pass up the chance of reading it. I kinda wished that I saved the $4 for another read.It wasn't all that horrible, but I don't know. I just didn't read it. And to be honest, if this was one of the books that I would have been forced to read when I was younger, I probably wouldn't have liked it either.

    30. Kim on said:

      The fourth-graders of Aesop Elementary School have quite the reputation: no teacher wants to be assigned to that rowdy bunch. Until Mr. Jupiter arrives. He has a way of making things happen. Over the school year, the children learn their lessons one fable at a time. A fun and contemporary spin on the traditional fables, especially if kids get the opportunity to compare and contrast the originals with the happenings in each chapter.

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