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by Kirkpatrick Hill
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Growing Up & Facts of Life
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    Kirkpatrick Hill
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    Margaret K. McElderry Books; 1st edition (September 1, 2000)
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    128 pages
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It's 1948 and ten-year-old Fred has just watched her teacher leave -- another in a long line of teachers who have left the village because the smell of fish was too strong, the way of life too hard. Will another teacher come to the small Athabascan village on the Koyukuk River to teach Fred and her friends in the one-room schoolhouse? Will she stay, or will she hate the smell of fish, too?

Fred doesn't know what to make of Miss Agnes Sutterfield. She sure is a strange one. No other teacher throws away old textbooks and reads Greek myths and Robin Hood. No other teacher plays opera recordings, talks about "hairy os," and Athabascan kids becoming doctors or scientists. No other teacher ever said Fred's deaf older sister should come to school, too. And no other teacher ever, ever told the kids they were each good at something. Maybe it's because Miss Agnes can't smell anything, let alone fish, that things seem to be all right. But then Miss Agnes says she's homesick and will go back to England at the end of the year. Fred knows what this is аbout: Just when things seem to be good, things go back to being the same.

How Fred and her friends grow with Miss Agnes is the heart of this story, told with much humor and warmth by Fred herself This is a story about Alaska, about the old ways and the new, about pride. And it's a story about a great teacher who opens a door to the world -- where, once you go through, nothing is ever the same again.

I absolutely loved Miss Agnes' character. I am getting my BSE in elementary education, and I absolutely love reading books that have to do with teachers, especially teachers of the old days. Miss Agnes is a true teacher in every sense of the word. Her teaching style is very much like mine - outside of the box.

Each of the students discover individual talents under Miss Agnes' leadership. You can see the children growing as individual people in every chapter. By the end of the book, you have fallen in love with Miss Agnes, Fred (Frederika), Bertha, Martha, Jimmy Joe, Bokko, and the others on Kanakuk Mountain.

Loved the style writing - told from the viewpoint of student Fred (Frederika).
I used to live in Fairbanks ,Alaska and this story brought back memories of Alaska. I wish I had known Miss Agnes.
This is a very interesting book set in The far north after the Second World War. It she's how people lived even then . It had not changed a great deal. It shows how a good teacher can make the difference in children wanting to learn
One of my all time favorite books to read to my students! Always a hit!
Awesome book about village life in Alaska. Read the sequel too!!
This book made me realize the power of teaching in such a refreshing way. Instilling a desire to learn within the hearts of children is the only way to progress. No one needs a test to measure that kind of learning. It is a natural result of enthusiasm and contagion wrought by a thoughtful, loving teacher. Hooray for Miss Agnes and wonderful teachers everywhere!
This is a cute book, unfortunately, my daughter's teacher would not count it as a "historical" fiction, but still a good story.
I used this for a homeschool unit study. We are studying American geography, this book was perfect for Alaska. Too many life lessons to list, but some are learning about being deaf, dealing with death and loss, and social and cultural differences. My daughter is 9, she really enjoyed this book.