The Last Day of School
The shool year is coming to an end, and everyone at Albert E. Chapman Elementary School is counting down, including Mrs. Mallory's third grade class. In the last weeks of school there is much to be done, from putting away supplies to cleaning out desks to finding a summer home for the class pet, Rhoda. Now -- finally -- the last day is here! Matthew Perez, one of Mrs. Mallory's students, has a perfect good-bye gift for his teacher, and he can't wait to give it to her. But when is the right time? Not in the morning when other kids are giving their gifts. Not during the Last Day fun of kickball and ice-cream treats. Will Matt get his chance before the school day is over? The last Day of School will resonate with all children who know the excitement, energy, and bittersweet emotions that the final days of a school year bring.
Released: 2006 • Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books • ISBN: 9780689868696 • Ages: 7-10
"Borden's prose is accomplished but accessible: The narrative resembles free verse, several stanzas to a page."