Because of Mr. Terupt

Because of Mr. Terupt

Book - 2011 | First Yearling edition
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Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.
Audience: 008-012
Publisher: New York :, Yearling,, 2011
Edition: First Yearling edition
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780375858246
Branch Call Number: J BUY
Characteristics: 269 pages ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Because of Mister Terupt


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Jul 31, 2020

A group of 5th graders who couldn't be any more different have no idea that this school year is going to change their life. The new teacher, Mr. Terupt, has an amazing way of leaving an impact on them.

We get to see this story from the perspective of 6 middle schoolers that all have very different ways of thinking and expressing themselves. It’s a very touching and entertaining story.

Jun 21, 2020

Knowing that here is book 2 and 3 spoils me what will be the ending on book 1.

Mar 23, 2020

This story follows a group of fifth-graders and their teacher Mr. Terupt through a school year at Snow Hill School. The reason why I love this story so much is because of the writing style it presents. We get to see what every person is thinking in a certain situation and that really helps to bring perspective to a certain situation. A person's life experience can bring a whole different point of view to a situation and seeing that made the story a pleasure to read. What also made the story very interesting is the character development that a person undergoes when they are facing adversity. Overall, I would recommend this story to anyone that wants to read a book that will make you smile, laugh, and cry!

Feb 29, 2020

My ten-year-old said he enjoyed "The variety and the humor."

VaughanPLDianeB Jan 15, 2020

This book was amazing! It had different people's perspectives and feelings. It mixed the author's experiences and past into a work of fiction. This story is a great lesson in teaching that everyone is unique and you can learn something from everyone.

-Kids' Book Club at PBRL

OPL_KrisC Aug 08, 2019

A exceptional book for kids about the magic that comes along with having a great teacher who really knows how to motivate kids and encourage them to be the best that they can be.

Jan 01, 2019

This is one of my favourite books the characters are great the plot is good i do wish that the ending was more drama filled, but a good book i recommend it 10/10

Dec 05, 2018

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Sep 28, 2018

Mr Terupt is one of those teachers that knows just how to get to the heart of each of his students. And just like every class, there are those select few that need a little extra patience, love, & attention. This year's 5th grade class is no exception. Peter, Jeffrey, Luke, Anna, Jessica, Danielle, & Alexia are each very different from one another, but through a chain of events, they each begin to find common ground that will bind them together as special friends. And it all started with one special teacher ..... Mr Terupt. But will Mr Terupt be around to witness the fruits of his labor? Only God knows.

This book is written for a 5th/6th grade audience, but it was an excellent story for readers of all ages. It's a good reminder that we should go out of our way to be kind to all people. We just may find that through all of our differences, there may be some important things that make us similar. Our hero, Mr Terupt, is that person in our life that saw through each of our hard, outer shells & saw the part of us that needed love the most. And it was that "Mr Terupt" in our life that stopped at nothing to help us see that person inside ourselves. Although I was reading a story about these 7 children & their teacher, I was picturing myself, my childhood friends, & those special teachers that poured into us to make us the people that we have become. Now that I've finished the book, I think it's time to go write a few "thank you" notes to let those teachers know just what an impact they had in my life.

Age recommendation: 10 & up (broken family dynamics, constant changes in narrator)

On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 8.

May 03, 2017

A book about a teacher that changes the lives of his 5th grade students....outstanding and made me cry!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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