|aLeon and the spitting image |cAllen Kurzweil ; illustrations by Bret Bertholf.
|a1st Harper Trophy ed.
|aNew York |bHarperTrophy|c2005, c2003.
|a301, 5 p. |bill. |c20 cm.
|a"A Greenwillow book.".
|aLeon, a fourth grader at The Ethical School, tries to outwit the school bully and learn to sew for fanatical teacher Miss Cronheim, with unexpected help from his final project-- a doll with magical powers.
This book is about a hotel full of animals. And an evil ice maker. And glass eyeballs -- oh, and really old panty hose and Possibly Fake Hair. But mostly, it's about Leon Zeisel and his epic quest to survive fourth grade, despite his teacher, Miss Hagmeyer, and his archenemy, Lumpkin the Pumpkin, a human tank with a deadly dodgeball throw. Luckily, Leon has friends who will stand by him even if his magical plans for rescue and revenge involve ... SPIT!