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Product Details

  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Publisher: Amika Press; First Edition edition (August 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970841663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970841667
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,967,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bob Boone started teaching in 1964. He has taught in Staten Island, Germany, Highland Park, and Chicago. In 1991, he founded Young Chicago Authors to provide opportunities for young writers from the city. He has written several textbooks, a teaching memoir, and a sports biography. This is his first work of fiction. He lives in Glencoe, Illinois, with his wife Sue. He has three children and five grandchildren.

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…The most moving stories focus on aging instructors and their legacies, after having influenced the lives of coworkers and pupils, for better or worse. Funny in the Summer centers on the relationship between Armand, a veteran educator approaching retirement, and Julie, a younger instructor who presses him to share humorous memories from his long career… However, Boone does not glorify all teachers as laudable role models or paragons of organization. Special Project presents the power struggle between two characters with equally lackluster records: Jerome, a chronically absent student with few completed assignments, and Arthur, an English teacher with poor judgment who forgets that Jerome is enrolled in his class. When grades are due, Arthur attempts to negotiate a mutually beneficial agreement and alter his grade book by hand. Boone’s economical use of dialogue serves a dual purpose, as characters reveal questionable attitudes in a small amount of space or, more often, withhold uncomfortable truths from themselves and others. These layered, often humorous classroom insights are buoyed by the author’s lean, clear writing style.

The author will find an eager audience among readers who work in the profession, but these stories are genuinely accessible for any student who has ever wondered what’s happening on the other side of the desk.

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Bob Boone started teaching in 1964. He has taught in Staten Island, Germany, Highland Park, and Chicago. In 1991, he founded Young Chicago Authors to provide opportunities for young writers from the city.

He has written several textbooks, a teaching memoir, a sports biography, and a book of short stories.

He lives in Glencoe, IL, with his wife Sue. They have three children and five grandchildren.

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These are wonderful stories. I had to keep reading, one after the other, for the underlying compassion and insight - and the surprises. "Forest High" centered on the lives of teachers,extending the author's obvious belief that education is about relationships, connection between texts and students' lives and their teachers. These stories give back a sense of the humanity of teachers -- their personal lives and dreams inevitably entwined with their calling as educators. "Forest High" is a real treat, not only for teachers, but for general readers.
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By MNM on February 16, 2012
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ive read this book and its stories are great, I highly recommend this to anyone who appreciates great insight through short stories
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