I read "Jack Ferrington and the School for Swabbies" to my Fourth grade class at Bear Creek Elementary in Monument, Colorado. I have taught for 37 years and I was amazed at how the students could not wait for read-a-loud time everyday to see what happened in the adventures of the students at Moray Middle School. My students loved the fact that the pirate students in 6th grade had First grade buddies, just like we do! Many of them could relate with Jack and his troubles with his rambunctious buddy. The students LOVED the book (and so did I); we are anxiously awaiting the release of book 2.
4th Grade Teacher
Bear Creek Elementary School