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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,120 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Clements Narrator: Zoe Kazan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9780743581738
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New Student Gets Old Teacher

The bad news is that Cara Landry is the new kid at Denton Elementary School. The worse news is that her teacher, Mr. Larson, would rather read the paper and drink coffee than teach his students anything. So Cara decides to give Mr. Larson something else to read -- her own newspaper, The Landry News.

Before she knows it, the whole fifth-grade class is in on the project. But then the principal finds a copy of The Landry News, with unexpected results. Tomorrow's headline: Will Cara's Newspaper Cost Mr. Larson His Job? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With a knack for delineating likeable teachers, Clements introduces us to Mr. Larson, a burned-out fifth grade teacher, and to his nemesis, Cara Landry. A budding journalist, Cara publishes a paper exposing his frailties. Definitely funny and surprisingly wise. A 1999 Silver Award Winner.” 

    Parents’ Choice

  • “A terrific read about free speech, the power of the pen, and the need to temper truth with mercy.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Actor Andrew McCarthy uses inflection and tone with subtle voice changes to make the fifth grade girls and boys and the stodgy principal vital and believable characters. This is an enjoyable story that also provides a great deal of information on some important and current issues.

    School Library Journal

  • “Sure to stimulate classroom discussion, the novel offers students and teachers well-rounded perspectives and lessons on reconciling appearances with the real story—in the media as well as in private lives.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Edwards | 2/13/2014

    " Not Frindle or No Talking, but still a worthwhile read with that classic Andrew Clements formula -- everyone wins, everyone learns something and life is a great thing to have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joleene | 2/13/2014

    " This book is cleverly written and, like the rest of Clements's books, quite pithy. It is a quick read and fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott Pilgrim | 2/13/2014

    " I always thought it was called the Laundry News "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eliran | 2/5/2014

    " I would have rated it higher if it wasn't for a book report. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jowel | 1/29/2014

    " I read this after i red the School Story and I have read almost every Andrew Clement book possible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 1/25/2014

    " This would be a great book to use in class as part of a unit on journalism and/or the first amendment. Clements makes both subjects instructional and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 1/24/2014

    " This is another good Andrew Clements book. I learned what kind of teacher I absolutely did not want to be by reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shariful Khan | 1/17/2014

    " Liked it, only read it once - back in 5th grade, I think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evelia | 1/15/2014

    " Great book for late elementary school aged kids that shows how kids can make a difference. Classic Clements style featuring a kid as the hero. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grant | 1/15/2014

    " This was not my favorite book that we read in class, but it was okay. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Farzana | 11/27/2013

    " This book wasn't a book for me! To below my level! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorene | 11/18/2013

    " A great read for kids and a good chance to talk about the press and journalism ethics. If you're new to Clements' books, I'd read Frindle (my all-time fave!) or A School Story first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 11/1/2013

    " Another excellent book by Andrew Clements. This one explores the First Amendment as a class newspaper takes the heat for a principal's personal vendetta with an unconventional teacher. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Radtin | 9/7/2013

    " As always, Andrew Clements writes an excellent school story!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 9/2/2013

    " This teachers is pretty awesome. I don't know why they're complaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moczezoe0 | 7/30/2013

    " Wow! This is a great book. This book is all about Cara Landry intresting her teacher in her own newspaper, the Landry news. This book is entertaining,funny, and enjoyable. I recomend that you read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 7/16/2013

    " This was such a good book. It was much better than Frindle, and I liked Frinde. Clements does such a great job of portraying kids and dealing with difficult life situations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruhee | 6/15/2013

    " Funny and wow. An easy read for 5th graders. Liked the plot and problem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eriele the Mermaid ❤ | 4/4/2013

    " It`s quite good, really. Amazing how the Landry girl was really good on written reports. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd Freer | 3/23/2013

    " Not his best, but still well written. Deals with activism, writing, publishing, rejuvenation of a teacher, relationships, politics, communication, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Drummond | 2/18/2013

    " I thought that this book was really good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liseuse | 2/11/2013

    " I think all teachers should read this. I like Andrew Clement's take on teaching and kids. He shows how kids really are strong and care about what is truly important, such as the truth. This book makes me want to start a newspaper in my classroom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie Salcedo | 12/31/2012

    " i think this book was good but it did not interest me that much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 12/21/2012

    " Clements is one of my favorite kids authors. He has a clever, unique plot. He has a writting style that draws readings in quickly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lilly Isabelle | 8/18/2012

    " This book was very inspirational with very goods graphics. The author also used spectacular words to the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mahathi | 8/3/2012

    " i really liked it good book. andrew clement seems likes a nice writer. funny story too. very inncoent and very appropriate! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nava Cullen | 5/1/2012

    " A cool book that's fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie Mengel | 2/8/2012

    " At the heart of every Clements book, is a rock star. I love that these children that are his characters, are the heroes. It reminds the reader that children are more often braver and smarter than most adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana Lynn | 1/29/2012

    " Great book to teach kids about the freedom of speech! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Razan | 12/28/2011

    " Great for elementary and middle schoolers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 12/23/2011

    " Pretty good message for kids. Written in a way that will keep them interested in the book. I think my kids (ages 8, 9) will really enjoy this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 7/27/2011

    " This book is about one girl that starts her own newspaper, that grows into a school project it's a nice way to teach kids about constitution and the 1st amendement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 6/22/2011

    " This is another funny Andrew Clements book just like the others I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 6/21/2011

    " This book had a huge effect on me in 5th grade. It can easily convince a kid to be a journalist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/5/2011

    " We listened to this on our last road trip. I enjoyed this story of a teacher waking up and becoming a teacher again. And the power of truth that Cara Landry shares with her 5th grade class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 6/4/2011

    " Just finished reading this book. It was pretty good. Gave a nice kids' perspective on freedom of the press and standing up for your rights. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Muskan | 5/23/2011

    " This book is awesome for you if you wanna know about your rights "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eriele | 5/22/2011

    " It`s quite good, really. Amazing how the Landry girl was really good on written reports. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 5/10/2011

    " I love how Andrew Clements writes a story and shows a teacher view and student view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana Lynn | 3/28/2011

    " Great book to teach kids about the freedom of speech! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 3/5/2011

    " loved it! it was so cool :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 3/3/2011

    " LUV IT--probably mostly because I want to be an author when I grow up, but it's a great book for everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hanah | 3/1/2011

    " I think that it was a really good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josiah | 2/3/2011

    " a good tale of a class newspaper gone to far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 1/26/2011

    " Clements is one of my favorite kids authors. He has a clever, unique plot. He has a writting style that draws readings in quickly. "

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About the Author
Author Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously successful children’s novel Frindle. He has won two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award, and more than ten million of his books are in print. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, and others. Clements is a graduate of Northwestern and National Louis universities, and he currently lives in central Massachusetts with his wife.