The Landry News Book Summary and Study Guide

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   Cara Landry is an average girl who lives with her mom since her parents are divorced. She has just moved to a new school. In her old school she had trouble fitting in because of the stories she wrote in her newspaper.
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   At her new school, Cara's teacher, Mr. larson, does not teach the class. The class teaches themselves. Cara is upset about this so in her newspaper, The Landry News, she writes about it in her editorial.

   Cara, with the help of her class, helps the Landry News grow. One day a disagreeable section is placed in the newspaper. The principal then holds a hearing to decide if Mr. Larson should be fired or not.

The review of this Book prepared by Ashley

This is a very good book about a girl who is new in town. Her teacher doesn't really teach. Cara Landry begins to bring self-written newspapers to school. Soon she makes more friends. But when the newspaper almost costs Mr. Larson his job the kids have to help.
The review of this Book prepared by Star Pisel

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 7-10    -   Age 11-14 Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scholar    -   writer Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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