Thursday, October 15, 2015
Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks by Kate Klise
Dry Creek Middle School needs a new drinking fountain. Flo Waters has been contacted about replacing the old drinking fountain. She's delighted to take the job and asks for input from the fifth grade class on what they would like the drinking fountain to be like. And so starts a school year full of letters between the students and Flo.
This was a fun read. The story is told completely through letters, memos, and postcards. It was fun to piece together the story. It was a little dated in places -- for example, the kids record interviews using a cassette recorder. However, it doesn't detract from the story any.