Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Two oranges, a banana, and a jug. It was supposed to be a still life, but Jeremy drew a baby dragon in it, trying to eat the orange. Mr. Kravitz was not pleased.
Tiny . ' 'I was tiny', Tiamat said-thought to Jeremy fondly, accompanied by a crystal-clear memory of the hatching.'
Blue. They were the dangly kind, and they swayed as she consulted the library database to look for books on dragons.
Lambton Hall. Later he used milk to calm Tiamat and stop her burning down his house.
Green. 'He stared at the baby dragon, and it locked eyes with him. For a minute Jeremy felt as if he was drowning in green. Then the baby curled up and closed its eyes, and the green was gone.'
Gold. The poem went: 'Full moon's light to wake the egg, Full moon's light to hatch it, Midsummer's Night will crack the world, But Saint John's Day will patch it.'
'Things Unseen'. 'Strange Instructions' was the second chapter, 'Tiamat' was the sixth, and 'The Dragon Who Came To Dinner' was the seventh.
Peter Thompson. Peter Thompson decides that his life isn't that promising in earth, and decides to travel to the stars. He helps Broxholm escape, and this escape sets up the events for the rest of the series.
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|Early in the novel Coville establishes the fact that Mr. Smith hates music because it hurts his ears. In the novel's climax, Susan plays a specific instrument during the end of school activity with all the band that causes Mr. Smith so much pain that Susan forces him to unmask himself, revealing to all the children and parents in Kennituck Falls that Mr. Smith is actually an alien named Broxholm. What instrument does Susan play in the novel's climax?||Bruce Coville's "My Teacher is an Alien"
Piccolo. Milton Bamwick is the band teacher of Kennituck Falls, the city that this novel takes place in. He had been waiting seven years to get his students to play "The Stars and Stripes Forever", which has an amazing piccolo solo. Susan plays the piccolo which causes Broxholm so much pain he unmasks himself, revealing him as an alien.
|Peter and Susan decide they must take photographs of an alien artifact in the house. They bring a third person with them for lookout. This person turned on the communication device accidental and saw another alien face to face. Who is this person?||Bruce Coville's "My Teacher is an Alien"
Duncan Dougal. Duncan Dougal goes to live with Peter a few days in order to escape the alien scare. Susan and Peter bring Duncan with them when they go into the house to take pictures of the force field holding Ms. Schwartz. Pretty soon they hear Duncan screaming, because he had gotten bored and went into the house and turned on the communication device, showing another alien in the so-called mirror.
Mike and Stacey. Stacey Benoit and Mike Foran pick a fight in order to be knocked out of the running for the best overall student category. Duncan Dougal starts sucking up to Broxholm to get out of the "worst student" category.
|Eventually Peter and Susan decide they must break into Mr. Smith's house to get evidence that he is an alien. Although they do not find evidence they can use to convince others, what do they find?||Bruce Coville's "My Teacher is an Alien"
A force field in the attic. Peter and Susan discover that Ms. Schwartz is held prisoner in the attic in a force field. She tells Susan and Peter that Broxholm is going to kidnap five students - the best, the worst, and the three most average.
Originally Peter Thompson hopes to find strange alien food in Broxholm's refrigerator. Unfortunately they find only cold cuts, a half empty carton of milk, and two six packs of beer.
Poot, a mysterious gelatin type animal, appears in the second novel, and is a mysterious alien goo that Duncan Dougal discovers in the refrigerator. However that is in the second novel, "My Teacher Fried My Brains", not the first novel.
|Susan is panicked. Mr. Smith is an alien named Broxholm. Not only is her teacher an alien, he is going to take students back with him for the aliens to study. She decides to enlist Peter Thompson to assist her, as he is the smartest kid in class and also reads a lot of science fiction. She sits down to Peter one recess period. What is the book Peter is reading?||Bruce Coville's "My Teacher is an Alien"
A Princess of Mars. "A Princess of Mars" is the first novel in Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous "Barsoom" series. It is an enormously influential novel. Burroughs would go on to write ten more books in the series.
Peter Thompson initially thinks Susan is making fun of him, but Susan convinces him that Mr. Smith is an alien.
|Mr. Smith takes up the tests and picks up Susan's note. Susan decides to follow Mr. Smith home to see if she can get her note back. Mr. Smith goes into his house. Susan waits for Mr. Smith to come back out as he left the school papers outside, but decides to go into the house for what reason?||Bruce Coville's "My Teacher is an Alien"
She hears strange noises emanating from the house.. Susan hears loud noises, like a cat put in a blender, and thinks Mr. Smith is possibly being attacked by a mysterious assailant. She went into the house, and then saw Mr. Smith sitting at a desk, peeling off his face and talking to an alien via a communication device similar to a TV. It is then she knows that Mr. Smith is an alien!
|Susan is not happy at all about the way Mr. Smith is running the class. She writes a note to Stacey Benoit, where she rants about how she dislikes Mr. Smith. She just learned a new word from her father, and used this word to describe Mr. Smith. What is that word?||Bruce Coville's "My Teacher is an Alien"
Philistine. Susan's father taught her the world "Philistine", which means a person who has no appreciation for art or beauty, according to Susan's father. Mr. Smith has changed the free nature of Ms. Schwartz's class, and is going by the very structured (and boring) educational philosophy of Dr. Bleekman.
Schwartz. According to Coville, Ms. Schwartz is a well-loved, excellent teacher who really engages her students in the learning process and knows how to make things interesting. She is in constant conflict with Dr. Horace Bleekman, the principal, because she does things her own way. She puts on a play every year as well, which Susan Simmons is most excited about because she wants to be an actress.
|The novel opens with a scene regarding the schoolyard bully and introduces us to Mr. Smith, the new substitute teacher. Mr. John Smith comes out and breaks up a fight between Duncan Dougal and who else?||Bruce Coville's "My Teacher is an Alien"
Peter Thompson. We first learn things are not well after spring vacation ends for the sixth graders when John Smith - actually an alien in disguise who is studying earthlings - becomes their new teacher. Coville introduces us to Mr. Smith in a scene where he breaks up a fight between Duncan Dougal and Peter Thompson by literally lifting them high into the air, demonstrating his unusual strength.
Every full moon he became a monster. About a week after Russell successfully turned back into a human boy, he noticed the moon shining through his window. He looked down and saw that the Monster's Ring had left a scar on his right ring finger. He was shocked when he felt the scar burn and grew even more shocked when he turned into a monster. Russell said to himself, "... that's what you get for not following directions."
He used the ring during a full moon. After Russell saved Eddie from a group of mean teenagers, he flew and landed far away. He grasped the ring with his strong claws, turned the ring, and said the special enchantment that would return him to his human form. He had to reread the instructions and to his horror, he realized he had used the ring on the night of a full moon. He couldn't change back.
Eddie. Russell couldn't turn back into his human self the night of Halloween. He wondered what he had done wrong, so he flew home to retrieve the directions. But try as he might, he couldn't fit through his bedroom window because his wings were too large. So he flew and found Eddie, who agreed to help him. Russell flew Eddie to his house and placed him in his bedroom. Eddie found the directions and jumped out just before he got caught. The two shook hands before they departed.
He grew wings. When Russell turned the ring three times he immediately felt the difference from the previous two uses. Instead of thick black fur like before, Russell grew shiny red scales all over his body. His eyes were filled with flames as well. But the biggest change was the immense wings that Russell grew. He soon learned how to fly.
They trick-or-treated. While in the form of the second monster, Russell joined his classmates in a costume parade. Most of the other students were afraid of him. They played Bite the Apple, but he kept growling at his. The class also played a game called Ugly Faces and tried to make their friends laugh first. The boy Russell was paired with only looked frightened when Russell tried his face, however. Despite the fact that it was Halloween, Russell never trick-or-treated.
He grew fangs. The first time Russell used the Monster's Ring he noticed his yellow eyes, flat, broad nose, and three-inch horns. The second time was even more to the extreme, as Russell grew thicker fur, claws, and long fangs. His horns were longer and had turned red and his eyes were bigger and had become red as well.
The day before Halloween. Having already tested out the ring, Russell wanted to try out the next level. So he decided to do it the day before Halloween at school. Russell packed along some old clothes to go along with his fearsome look. When his classmates were dismissed to change, Russell said the special incantation and twisted the ring twice. The second turn changed him into a stronger, wilder monster.
Spaghetti. Russell had to endure everything Eddie did to him, which included getting tripped, hit, and much more. After using the ring for the first time Russell felt an anger growing inside of him. During lunch one day, Eddie poured chocolate milk all over his food. Russell retaliated by throwing his tray of food on him, and the two were sent to the principal's office. Even after Eddie cleaned himself up, Russell could see spaghetti sauce in his ear.
One dollar. Russell ran away from a bully and stumbled upon "Elives' Magic Supplies." He loved the magic shop and surveyed its wares. The owner spotted him and told him he had exactly what he needed. Russell said he only had one dollar, and the old man said that that was enough. He fetched a small box and presented it to Russell and told him to be careful. The box had flaming letters with the words "The Monster's Ring" inscribed on its lid.