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Allan Woodrow

Biography

Allan Woodrow

When growing up in the Midwest, Allan Woodrow always wanted to be an author. But his teachers told him to write about what he knew, and he didn't know very much. It turns out he didn't know very much for quite a long time. Allan isn't sure he really knows anything more now than he did in third grade, but he decided to start writing anyway. Allan is the author of Class Dismissed and its companion book, Unschooled. Other books include THE PET WAR, THE ROTTEN ADVENTURES OF ZACHARY RUTHLESS, and the Mumpley Middle School Mystery Books: THE CONTANGIOUS COLOR OF MUMPLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL and THE AMAZING WILMER DOOLEY (both written as Fowler DeWitt).

Allan Woodrow

Books by Allan Woodrow

by Allan Woodrow - Children's, Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery

The fifth graders of Liberty Falls Elementary are going to visit the Edward Minks Mansion to learn about the eccentric inventor and founder of their town. Legend has it, there are some undiscovered inventions hidden in the house. But as Aaron, Eddie, Jessie and Chloe explore the Minks Mansion, it seems like something strange is going on. Like the adults are missing and someone might be stealing the inventions. But in order to save the inventions and their teachers, the kids might just have to pull some serious pranks to stop the bad guys. Even if it means risking a lifetime of detention. 

by Allan Woodrow - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor
This year's fifth graders are the worst Principal Klein has ever seen. But he's hoping that Spirit Week can teach them teamwork, with a top secret prize for the winning team as incentive. Best friends George and Lilly have been looking forward to Spirit Week all year. They might be complete opposites, but they can't wait to be on the winning team together. When their classes end up rivals, with Lilly leading Team Red and George leading Team Blue, the friends swear they can compete and remain best friends.
by Allan Woodrow - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor

Class 507 is the worst class Ms. Bryce has ever taught. And she would know --- she's been teaching forever. They are so terrible that when a science experiment goes disastrously wrong (again), Ms. Bryce has had it and quits in the middle of the lesson. But through a mix-up, the school office never finds out. Which means...Class 507 is teacher-free! The class figures if they don't tell anyone, it'll be one big holiday.