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by Ilene Cooper

Author: Ilene Cooper
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow & Co (October 1, 1992)
Category: For children
Rating: 4.3
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Does being thin really make all the difference? When Gretchen says good-bye to "Hippo Hubbard", she becomes the "new improved" Gretchen Hubbard.

Formerly Hippo Hubbard of the sixth grade, Gretchen slims down but feels uncomfortable receiving compliments and attention from her classmates. Does being thin really make all the difference? When Gretchen says good-bye to "Hippo Hubbard", she becomes the "new improved" Gretchen Hubbard. She actually starts to enjoy shopping for new clothes and even catches the eye of a cute fifteen-year-old boy who is making a movie nearby. Why didn't anyone notice her before? A good story with morals applicable to today.

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When Gretchen's new slimmed-down figure and jazzy haircut earn her admiration from the class and an invitation for a date from a boy, she finds . Used availability for Ilene Cooper's The New, Improved Gretchen Hubbard.

When Gretchen's new slimmed-down figure and jazzy haircut earn her admiration from the class and an invitation for a date from a boy, she finds herself unprepared for so much attention, and almost wishes she were overweight again. Genre: Children's Fiction.

Ilene Cooper is the author of over twenty books for young readers. She is best known for her many fiction hooks, including the Kids from Kennedy middle school series (Morrow), which featured Choosing Sides, an IRA/CBC Children's Choice Book

Ilene Cooper is the author of over twenty books for young readers. Her latest from Morrow is The Dead Sea Scrolls, which introduces this fascinating subject to middlegrade and junior high readers. She is best known for her many fiction hooks, including the Kids from Kennedy middle school series (Morrow), which featured Choosing Sides, an IRA/CBC Children's Choice Book. In it, a sixth-grade boy is faced with a decision: Should he tough out the season with the school basketball team and become the star player his father hopes he'll be, or quit and follow his own interests?

John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore, New York). John F. Kennedy High School is a public high school located in Bellmore, New York.

John F. It is one of three high schools in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,189 students and 7. classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 1. :1.

The Kennedy School, originally the John D. Kennedy Elementary School, is a former elementary school that has been converted to a hotel, movie theater and dining establishment in northeast Portland, Oregon. The facility is operated by the McMenamins chain. The hotel has 35 guestrooms, a brewery, four bars, and a restaurant. The school was built in 1915. The land for the school was sold by John Daniel Kennedy to the Portland School District in 1913.

They want to be there to educate and show the kids of today, a better and brighter future that is held in their hands. Thank you Cooper Teachers, Counselors, Nurses, Vice Principal, Principal and to the Cooper . for everything you have done, are doing, and about to do. You all make the difference in the lives of the students one day at a time. I went to Cooper all seven years and graduated from there in 2002 r the past six years in the library.

In a new, improved entry in the ""Kids from Kennedy Middle School" .

In a new, improved entry in the ""Kids from Kennedy Middle School"" series, Cooper takes a formulaic idea-the ugly duckling makeover-and gives it plenty of zip. Before she lost weight and got a great new haircut, Gretchen was accustomed to unflattering names. Gretchen wobbles through this muddled new terrain with the gentleness readers have come to expect of her; as the story unfolds, she grows into her beauty and exhibits new maturity about school, family, and friends, without ever leaving her ""nice"" old self behind.

When Gretchen's new slimmed-down figure and jazzy haircut earn her admiration from the class and an invitation for a date from a boy, she finds herself unprepared for so much attention, and almost wishes she were overweight again.