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My Teacher's Secret Life

Illustrated by Joann Adinolfi



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About The Book

Everyone knows that teachers belong in school. But one day, Mrs. Quirk is spotted in the supermarket. And, as if that isn't bad enough, she is later seen trying on skates at the mall. Does she have a secret life? And just who is that girl that looks just like her -- only smaller?
In this delightfully zany picture book, every child's curiosity is made wonderfully plain as Mrs. Quirk and her cohorts are found out at last!

About The Author

Stephen Krensky is the author of more than a hundred books for children, including How Santa Got His Job (an ALA Notable Book) and Big Bad Wolves at School. He and his wife, Joan, live in Lexington, Massachusetts. You can visit him at

About The Illustrator

JoAnn Adinolfi was born in Staten Island, New York. She grew up in a big, Italian family with lots of love and good things to eat. JoAnn studied illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. She has lived in many different places and now resides in snowy New Hampshire surrounded by scientists. Her husband is a physics professor, her son is a marine biology major, and her daughter is a biology major. JoAnn works in a studio in her backyard, which everyone calls The Shed even after she put a sign on it that says “Studio.” When she’s not working, she loves to travel with her family anywhere and everywhere.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 1, 1999)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689829826
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 4 - 6
  • Lexile ® AD590L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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