Radio Fifth Grade Book Review

About Gordan Korman

The author Gordan Korman  was born on October 23,1963 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The first book he ever wrote was This Can’t Be Happening At Macdonald  Hall. He was 12 years old when he wrote the book. His first book found a place at Scholastic. Gordan Korman eventually made one of his homes in New York City. New York City is where Gordan met his wife. Gordan Korman has three children. He now lives on Long Island.

                                         What Takes Place in This Story?

In Radio Fifth Grade, Benjy Driver is the star of his school radio show. Benjy gets a shocking surprise where he and his friends have to sell a parrot that won’t talk for over $150.00. If they don’t sell the parrot they could be stuck with him forever. The main  character is Winston Churchill. The names of Mark’s friends are Ellen-Louise and Mark.

After the shocking news they find out that they are getting a new teacher whose name is Mrs.Panagolus. On their first day of school with her she starts using new terms with the class. Ellen is trying her best to get marks and Benjy to behave so their new teacher will like them. Ellen wants Mrs.Panagolus to like them so she will let them continue doing Kidsview. The 2 boys aren’t off to a good start because one of them threw a paper airplane that had a rude picture of their new teacher and they threw it down the hall where their teacher was standing so it landed on her hatband. Lucky she didn’t notice it. The 2 boys had to follow her out into the parking lot so they could knock it off. The challenge was to knock it off with out her noticing them. Near the end of the book Winston speaks French and gets sold.

                                              The Author’s Message

I think the author is trying to say that don’t fake your attitude around your teacher so they will like you, and most of all talk to your teacher if you are having problems. Mark and his friends learned in the story that all they really had to do was ask their teacher for help and talk the whole Kidsveiw situation out with their teacher.

My Opinion

The Book

The Book

I think Radio Fifth grade is a really funny book. Radio Fifth Grade is good for all ages. Well at least I think so. If you get the chance to read the book you really should. After I had read the first chapter or so I couldn’t stop reading it. When I finished reading it I wanted to read the book again and again. Sadly, I had to move on to the next novel study.



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