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Regarding the Fountain

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Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks
by Kate Klise

The Dry Creek Middle School drinking fountain has sprung a leak, so principal Walter Russ dashes off a request to Flowing Waters Fountains, Etc. asking "...We need a new drinking fountain. Please send catalog. " Florence Waters responds: "I'd be delighted...But please understand that all of my fountains are custom-made."

And so begins the hilarious chronicle, in letters, cards, transcripts, and town documents, as collected by Mr. Sam N.'s fifth-grade class...

Flo Waters, an artist who looks everywhere for inspiration, solicits suggestions from the fifth graders-- ...a fountain big enough to splash around in; ...a glass-sided fountain with fish; . . . buttons for dispensing lemonade and root beer; and from Mr. Sam N.-- ...a hot tub and whirlpool for the teachers. Flo is thrilled. Mr. Russ is beside himself--..."We don't need a fountain like you create for palaces and hotels. Send bid as soon as possible, or sooner. "

But it's too late. The fountain project has taken on a life of its own. Flo is supplying designs from all over the world. The school board president is up in arms. So is her friend, Dee Eel, of the water-supply company. A scandal is brewing, and the fifth-grade class is researching Dry Creek's history. Something very fishy is going on...and the secrets are buried beneath the fountain and within this delightful, thoroughly original novel.

Since it's written entirely in letters, this is a teacher favorite for use when teaching letter writing.


Book Type:
   chapter book

Related Lists:   letter writing

Grade Level:    4th grade     5th grade     6th grade 

Reading Level:   DRA Level 50      Guided Reading Level U

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