cover image Miss Nelson Is Back

Miss Nelson Is Back

Harry Allard, James Marshall. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), $6.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-395-41668-6

Miss Nelson goes away for a week, and the kids in Room 207 fear that they'll have the dreaded substitute teacher, Viola Swamp. Instead, they get Principal Blandsworth, who bores them into taking drastic measures. ""A nutty sequel to Miss Nelson Is Missing,'' PW stated. ``Marshall's color cartoons and the twisty tale rise to stratospheric heights of buffoonery.'' (48)