- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2070 KB
- Print Length: 83 pages
- Publisher: Emu Ink (15 Dec. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B019C9J2OY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
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The four storylines are so well worked out with humor. First of course we have the adventure of the main character Clearie, the schoolhouse. The main supporting role is for the twins John and Sara, and their interaction with their teachers sometimes is hilarious. Together with the two other plot lines, Lancelot the crab and his family, and Aldo the Frenchman, the author creates a world we all know it is fantasy, but at the same time we believe everything did really happen as we see it going on before our eyes.
It is also amazing to see what live lessons are contained in this story. For instance: Often we thing grass is always greener at the other side of the hill, until you’ve been there. Or finding out that school also can be fun once you find out what you’re good in, like John found after writing his essay. A third one that catched me was that Clearie and Lancelot who don’t like each other, at the end, after traveling so long together and getting to know each other better, they maybe don’t become friends, but do care about each other.
A last thing I want to stress out is the Maria Mattews’s introduction and presenting herself attracted me so much that I could not wait to start reading this book. I really adore her fantasy and hope she will continue daydreaming forever.
I very much recommend to read it.
Second Class Navan Educate Together NS
We are a school in Navan, a town in Ireland. We read “The Runaway Schoolhouse” by Maria Matthews in May 2017. The pupils in our class are aged 7, 8 and 9 years old.
We could not be happier about the book. We found it extremely funny. There are lots of exciting adventures that the Schoolhouse Clearie, the teachers and the pupils get up to.
We all really enjoyed reading the novel and would recommend it to any child, teacher or school who wishes to use it for lessons.
“The Runaway Schoolhouse” even made some of us cry with laughter.
Would definitely recommend the book to any teacher to use it for English and Art lessons, it's jam packed with a creative, funny and unpreditable story line and the pupils in our class were captivated by the novel.
As a teacher I will certainly be using this novel again in future classes!
Maria's writing is a joy to be hold, as she effortlessly sketches personality to the characters, giving voices and stories to everything from the breeze that whistles past each day, to the school house that yearns for some excitement.
This book is a wonderful read for children and parents alike, leaving anyone feeling 'stuck in the mud' ready to chase an adventure!
Katie Kelly, Civil Servant at The Department for Education
The prose is at its richest when describing Clearie's unusual perspective, which, added with the deep appreciation for the benefits of schoolwork, is a useful allegory for trying to understand someone who may appear "different" from other people, but is nonetheless someone with feelings like anyone else - a good lesson for any kid. Or adult for that matter.
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