ISBN10: 0380710897 ISBN13: 9780380710898 Publisher: Perennial Published: Sep 1 1990 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Tracy Kidder -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House -- spent nine months in Mrs. Zajac's fifth-grade classroom in the depressed "Flats" of Holyoke, Massachusetts. For an entire year he lived among twenty schoolchildren and their indomitable, compassionate teacher -- sharings their joys, their catastrophes, and their small but essential triumphs. As a result, he has written a revealing, remarkably poignant account of education in America . . . and his most memorable, emotionally charged, and important book to date.