Extra Credit

By Clements, Andrew

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ISBN
978-1-41694-929-9
Publisher
Simon


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2009

Gr 4-7 A forced pen-pal exchange turns into an opportunity for real communication between Illinois sixth-grader Abby Carson and Sadeed Bayat, the best English-language student in his Afghan village. When Abby's first letter arrives in Bahar-Lan, 11-year-old Sadeed is asked by the elders to compose his sister Amira's reply; it isn't proper for a boy and girl to correspond with one another. But soon Sadeed can't resist telling Abby that it is he ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2009

Clements returns to the classroom (Frindle, rev 11/96; No Talking) with the story of star-crossed pen pals. Abby and Sadeed are continents apart, but they forge a friendship that leaves both of them changed. Reluctant student Abby is on the verge of having to repeat sixth grade when her teacher offers her an extra-credit project: writing letters to a student in another country. An enthusiastic rock climber living in the flatlands of Illinois, Abby chooses Afghanistan becaus...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Reluctant student Abby chooses an Afghani pen pal, Sadeed. Because Sadeed's teacher disapproves of him corresponding with a girl, Sadeed w...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on August 1, 2009

From Frindle to Lost and Found, author Andrew Clements has a reputation for writing off-beat humor that asks complicated questions about right and wrong. Clements takes this skill into the arena of world politics with Extra Credit. Clements delivers another memorable character in Abby Carson, who loves the challenge of scaling the rock-climbing wall in the school gym. When she learns that she may have to repeat the sixth grade, she uses her tenacious attitude to try to avoid this fate. Her...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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