St. Louis, MO (PressExposure) February 08, 2009 -- Tom Anselm, special education teacher and columnist for the Suburban Journals of St. Louis, has written a breakthrough first novel about a "year-in-the-life' of a veteran teacher in today's middle school. Entitled "YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD FOR SPACECAMP", it is soon to be available at BookLocker.com. by April. 2009.
Here is an excerpt from the back cover:
Believe it or not, the life of a teacher can be pretty crazy.
* How do you say no to a kid who wants to ride his horse to school... in the middle of suburbia?
* Did that veteran teacher whom no one could ever stand really slam that kid's head into the locker, or was he "merely trying to get the boy's attention"? * Did the spooky boy whose eyes you've never seen make that bomb threat? * Would the talented rookie English teacher survive the roughest part of her career, The First Year, in one piece? * Just how many times must Sammy be told "NO, you can't go to the bathroom during class" before one loses whatever little mind one has left? * Would giant History teacher Eddie Railey beat the greatest challenge of his life? * And is this seasons venture going to be the last time Joe Akers tries to "make that difference?"
"YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD FOR SPACE CAMP" is for anybody who's ever worked in a school. Or gone to a school.
It follows the adventures of a generous mix of all manner of kids, teachers and administrators of all ages and life stages, each with their own unique set of hopes and dreams and pathologies, locked up in a building for nine months in the pursuit of that nebulous entity called "The Great American Education."
Join them in August and see what happens by June on their romp through a typical school year.
If there is such a thing.