A Couple of April Fools Book Summary and Study Guide

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April Fools Day is near, and the girl's club, The Tattletales, decide to play a big joke on the boy's club, the Copycats. The new Empress of the Tattletales, Lois Kennedy, persuades big and mean transfer student, Thud Tweed, to dress up in a gorilla suit and pretend to be the Missing Link to fool the boys.
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But something goes very wrong when the kids' beloved teacher, Miss Earth (possibly engaged to marry Timothy Grass, the mayor), disappears in the swampy Foggy Hollow behind the town library of Hamlet, Vermont.

Tension in the town builds as days pass and Miss Earth remains missing. Could it have something to do with the Flameburper (a genetic experiment that crossed a chicken and a lizard) that breathes fire and went missing in the woods in their last adventure, Three Rotten Eggs? Or one of the giant Siberian snow spiders from the previous fall, detailed in Seven Spiders Spinning? The deposed Empress of the Tattletales, Thekla Mustard, and the head of the Copycats, Sammy Grubb, must bring the warring kids together to find the answer and save their teacher.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid


Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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