Because of Mr. Terupt

by Rob Buyea

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Book Information

Publication Date: October 11, 2010


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 560L


Interest Level: Grades 4 - 8


Major Awards: State Awards: Massachusetts,Connecticut Nutmeg Award, Arizona Grand Canyon Reader, Nebraska Golden Sower Book Award, Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award, Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, Iowa Children's Book Award, 2011 Middle Reader Honor Awards book of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award


Number of Pages: 304 pages


Approximate Word Count: 92,720 words -- The average reader will spend 6 hours and 10 minutes reading Because of Mr. Terupt at 250 words per minute.*


Audible Book Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins


Book Themes: Responsibility


Genre: Realistic Fiction


Setting: Connecticut including Snow Hill School, the Hospital, and homes of the Main Characters


Important Quote: If you love someone, you don't quit on them just because they make a mistake.


First Line: It's our bad luck to have teachers in this world, but since we're stuck with them, the best we can do is hope to get a brand-new one instead of a mean old fart.


Point of View: First Person - The story is told through the perspectives of seven students during their fifth grade year.


* Estimate from Reading Length

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