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The Principal from the Black Lagoon Unknown Binding – January 1, 2009


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Product Details

  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Paw Prints 2009-07-10 (2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1442012056
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442012059
  • ASIN: B006GHK83K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

More About the Author

Known as America's Riddle King, Mike Thaler is the author of the popular Black Lagoon books and the Heaven and Mirth series. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and travels nationally, speaking in schools, libraries, and churches.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 4, 2002
Format: Paperback
The Principal from the Black lagoon
Mike Thaler wrote a book called "The Principal from the Black Lagoon",also this book was pubished by Scholastic books. This is a short book ,there are 30 pags in the book.This book is written for 5 to 8 years old I think.
The main character is Hubie,he listen's to what people say,but they aren't true.
Hubie goes to the principal's office because he did something to his teacher.
A connection that I have for this book is that I have went to the principal's office when I was little.
I liked it when Hubie was talking about what the principal did to the kids.I did not like it when he was talking bad about the principal.I liked it because it was funny.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Book Reviewer from the Black Lagoon on March 17, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is the first sequel in the "Black Lagoon" series, coming after "The Teacher from the Black Lagoon." But this book's poor continuity is a serious detriment; simply put, this book makes no sense in relation to its predecessor.

In the first book "Teacher," the child (whose name, as we learn in "Principal," is Hubie) worries on the first day of school whether his teacher will be Mr. Smith (with dandruff and warts) or Mrs. Jones (with whip and wig). But Hubie is mortified to learn that his teacher will instead be the "real monster" Mrs. Green, and Hubie has nightmarish daydreams about her. Of course, in the end he finds out that Mrs. Green is actually a very nice "pretty woman," and there was nothing to fear.

"Principal" opens with Hubie being ordered out of the classroom by Mrs. Jones and sent to the principal's office. Hubie worries about the stories he's heard about the principal...Mrs. Green. He imagines Mrs. Green to be the same monster as in "Teacher," and then is surprised when she turns out to be a "pretty woman."

Why is Hubie now in Mrs. Jones' class? It would seem that this is the same school year as in "Teacher," since Mrs. Jones was a possibility for Hubie's teacher. And why is Mrs. Green now the principal?

Okay, so maybe Mrs. Green got promoted to principal in the middle of the year. (What happened to Mr. Bender?) And maybe someone else took over Mrs. Green's class, and Mrs. Jones is just Hubie's English teacher. That's all feasible. But why did Hubie not know that Mrs. Green was now the principal? Why does he go through the entire fantasy sequence again about someone he's already met? Why is there no recollection when he finally does see Mrs. Green again: "Oh, of course! Mrs. Green, my old teacher, is now the principal!
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Every book in this series is outstanding and much liked by children. The only caveat I would add is to the happy endings; not always true in real life. Sometimes lunch ladies ARE bears, and sometimes, so are teachers and principals. To the children of those famously obnoxious types who don't earn their paychecks and have no talent for the job, my sympathies. I've been there, and so have my children.
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By A Customer on April 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
(As told to me by my eight-year-old brother)--If you likestrange books, this is the book for you. Find out what happens when akid has to go to the principals office, after hearing alot of bad stories about the principal. It is a very funny book, and shows just how a kids imagination can turn a normal person into something strange. Other kids will really like this book.
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By misty mccrary on February 1, 2013
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Great story, great illustrations, and very funny easy to read along book. My boys love the Black Lagoon stories and this one stays true to the fun and creative story line that all black lagoon books have.
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By Kristen on January 31, 2013
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I purchased this book for a local school who created a Wish List on Amazon after being devastated by Hurricane Sandy and losing many, many books in both libraries and classrooms. While I did not see the quality of the book, it was delivered very quickly.
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Awesome awesome books at the right price. My seven year old granddaughter loves this series. great variety to choose from and a great price
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