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Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks
By Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date April 1, 1999
Pages 138
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780380793471
ISBN-10 0380793474
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $5.99
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Summaries and Reviews
A hilarious tale of cross purposes is told in a series of letters between a no-nonsense suburban school principal and an especially creative designer of drinking fountains who dreams of building the grandest fountain ever. Reprint. K. SLJ. description: Product Description:

The Dry Creek Middle School drinking fountain has sprung a leak, so principal Walter Russ dashes off a request to Flowing Waters Fountains, Etc.

...We need a new drinking fountain. Please send a catalog.

Designer Flo Waters responds:

"I'd be delighted...but please understand that all of my fountains are custom-made."

Soon the fountain project takes on a life of its own, one chronicled in letters, postcards, memos, transcripts, and official documents. The school board president is up in arms. So is Dee Eel, of the water-supply company. A scandal is brewing, and Mr. Sam N.'s fifth grade class is turning up a host of hilarious secrets buried deep beneath the fountain.

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9780380793471 | details & prices | 138 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.20 lbs | List price $5.99
About: When the principal asks a fifth-grader to write a letter regarding the purchase of a new drinking fountain for their school, he finds that all sorts of chaos results

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