ANNIE PITTS, ARTICHOKE by Diane de Groat

ANNIE PITTS, ARTICHOKE

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Age Range: 8 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Stagestruck Annie sees an opportunity for breaking into show biz almost everywhere she looks--even in the dairy section of the supermarket that her third-grade class visits on a field trip- -which is why she ends up dropping yogurt on the floor. Still, from her point of view, slapping her tormentor, Matthew, with a dead fish is an involuntary act. But her teacher, who doesn't see it that way, abruptly ends the class trip and gives Annie a good talking-to on the way back. Since she's in disgrace, Annie gets the part no one wants in the class play on nutrition--an artichoke. In the event, she's a pretty good one, and also levelheaded enough to save the show when Matthew forgets his lines. Then, true to form, she topples into her classmates, causing an avalanche of ``foods.'' Annie's narration has an engagingly light, deadpan humor. Good fun. (Fiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: Oct. 6th, 1992
ISBN: 0-671-75910-8
Page count: 53pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1992




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