Mr. Burke Is Berserk! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (My Weirder School)
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A latest collection of offbeat adventures featuring the students and faculty at Ella Mentry School profiles eccentric groundskeeper Mr. Burke, who in addition to landscaping, plants a corn maze on the baseball diamond, drag races on a riding mower and buries something suspicious under the monkey bars.
seemed to make Mayor Hubble’s eyes light up with excitement. He had a crazy look on his face, the kind of look that evil geniuses in the movies have when they explain how they’re going to take over the world. “The first things we’re going to cut,” Mayor Hubble told us, “are the art and music programs.” “So long,” said Ms. Hannah, taking her rolling suitcase. “I’m outta here.” “Right behind you,” said Mr. Loring. “But we love art and music!” one of the kids shouted. “You kids are here to
Hubble. “This will improve everyone’s schoolwork. If the students only have one pencil, they’ll make fewer mistakes.” “What about crayons?” asked Miss Holly, our Spanish teacher. “No more crayons,” said Mayor Hubble. “You can melt down candles and make them into crayons. That will save us a lot of money.” “That’s loopy!” yelled Mrs. Roopy. The mayor pulled a piece of paper out of his pocket to remind him of the other things he was going to cut. “Starting today,” he announced, “I’m turning
with? “Mayor Hubble is mean,” said Andrea. And for once I agreed with her. We wandered around the playground until we saw Mr. Burke coming out of the equipment shed. He had something in his hand. “Why is he still here?” asked Alexia. “Mayor Hubble fired him.” “What’s he holding?” asked Ryan. “It looks like a … chain saw,” said Andrea. A CHAIN SAW?! We all started freaking out. “Mr. Burke is crazy!” I yelled. “He must have snapped,” yelled Neil the nude kid. “He’s going to kill everybody
of his pocket and looked through it. He turned the rock over and over in his hand. And then he stood up and yelled… “It’s GOLD!” 7 Gold Fever “Gold!” shouted Ryan. “Gold!!” shouted Michael. “Gold!!!” shouted Neil the nude kid. “GOLD!!!!” I shouted. Just in case you were wondering, we were all shouting “Gold.” Kids from every corner of the playground came running over to see what was going on. “Mr. Burke found gold!” “Mr. Burke found gold!!” “MR. BURKE FOUND GOLD!!!” Just in
though. * Hey, do you want to know the surprise ending to the story? Well, I’m not going to tell you. So nah-nah-nah boo-boo on you. * Not really, but that’s what everybody says when it’s quiet. Nobody knows why. * It’s okay to say “but,” but grown-ups get mad when you say “butt.” Nobody knows why. * “Tuba” spelled backwards is “a but.” * Unless the question is: Name a musical instrument with four strings.