Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day


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The notorious Miss Swamp reappears at the Horace B. Smedley School, this time to shape up the football team and help them to win at least one game.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395486542
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/24/1988
Series: Miss Nelson Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 82,325
Product dimensions: 8.12(w) x 10.48(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Harry Allard is the author of many hilarious books for children, including several Miss Nelson and Stupid Family titles, all illustrated by James Marshall.

James Marshall (1942–1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious children’s books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a master’s degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his life’s work as one of the finest creators of children’s books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to literature for children.

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Miss Nelson Has a Field Day 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
michelleknudsen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another sequel to Miss Nelson Is Missing! This one was again less satisfying than the original, although still fun to read. Definitely requires familiarity with the original to get the jokes. The plot is on the surface about the failing football team and how ¿Coach Swamp¿ whips them into shape, but the deeper mystery is the question of how Miss Nelson is apparently in two places at once. We know she¿s really Miss Swamp, but she is seen in her classroom as herself at the same time that Miss Swamp is on the field. The surprise solution¿that her twin sister has been filling in for her¿feels somewhat unearned and is just a bit of a letdown.
krf76 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. It was about Miss Nelson filling in a being the temporary coach of the football team at her middle school and the kids never caught on. I gave this book 5 starts because it is comical and I think kids need to read humorous books some times. I had a teacher that said she was always watching and I think she really was. In the book Miss Nelson says that she is always watching the kids. I think you could use this a motivation for older students but the main use would be entertainment, if you ask me.
jspann on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for all elementary children to read. It teaches students how to be on their best behavior, or they will end up with a mean teacher like Viola Swamp! The pictures in this book are very interesting, and it just a humorous book that all kids no matter young or old would enjoy.
whitneyw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have always loved these series about Mrs. Nelson and her Alter ego the substitute teacher from the black lagoon! In this book Mrs. Nelson has to whip the foot ball team into shape because the big thanksgiving game is coming up and the foot ball coach has gone insane. She is a sweet great teacher but as her alter ego "Miss Swamp" she is a drill Sargent who takes not prisoners. She whips the team into shape just in time for the game and she gains a sweat and tears along the way.
bcbias on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Smedley Tornadoes was a terrible football team that hadn't won a game all year, much less scored a single point. Miss Nelson hears some students talking bad about the football teacm so she decides to dress as Miss Viola Swamp to whip the team into shape. Miss Swamp is the usual witch of a substitute and is mean to the team but they start getting better and better. At the end of the story, the football team won the game with a score of 77-3 all thanks to Miss Nelson...I mean Miss Swamp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Similar story to Miss Nelson is back.. kids are goofing off on the Football Field though. Good book though. I used to read it when I was little. Nice continuation of Miss Nelson is Back.