Autumn 2010 Kids' Next List
“Sometimes we don't realize what have until it's gone. While the kids in Mr. Terupt's class think he's a good teacher, they have no idea the influence he's had on them until he's gone from their classroom. Now they must do all they can to get him back, but they may be too late. Rob Buyea has created a stunning and moving debut novel.”
— David Richardson, The Blue Marble, Fort Thomas, KY
It's the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There's Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who's having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school. Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn't let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything-and everyone.
About the Author
Rob Buyea teaches biology at Northfield Mount Hermon School. He is the author of "Because of Mr. Terupt" and "Mr. Terupt Falls Again."
Arielle DeLisle has been a voice actor and commercial producer for over a decade. Her titles span many genres, including science fiction, romance, and thriller, including Michael Wallace's Righteous series.
Mike Chamberlain is an actor and voice-over performer, as well as an "AudioFile" Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator. Along with animation and video game characters, Mike performs narration and voices promos for television.