What is 52 Puffins – Waiting in the wings? Well, although we love our main characters, in 2013 we think it's time to celebrate the supporting cast: the extras with the witty one-liners, the dastardly villains and the best friend every hero would be lost without. Who's your favourite?
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Mrs Fosdyke, Emmy’s teacher in the
short story Saving Mrs Fosdyke
Emmy- the girl
who wants to be a teacher
Hero or villain? Most definitely a hero- she’s the uber cool teacher who gets paid far less than she ought to be.
Why you love her? She’s very compassionate, clearly
loves her job, and very humble. And she has krispy kremes in the desk of her
private office, and a selection of juice- which is cool!
What’s her catchphrase or best quote?
‘he [her agent] is probably
thinking if I have to go to some underprivileged school, I might as well get
some publicity from it’.
What wouldn't she leave the house without?
Her Krispy Kreme doughnuts, or
her Lamborghini keys
Tell us something we might not know.
gleitzman, from who’s mind this short story comes, doesn’t write from personal
experience, as he thinks that imagination is far more important.
What really annoys her?
Her agent not
understanding that she does the job because she loves it, regardless of money
What does she dream of?
Emmy being a teacher, or having no schools that
Where would you go to hang out together?
Well, seeing as she has a Lamborghini, I’d ask her ever so
nicely to take me for a drive, somewhere nice and secluded so we could really
get some speed. Or, on a holiday somewhere cool like South
America in her private plane.
This week's Puffin comes from Jo. She's in her third year at Bournemouth University. She studies English and really love swimming- which means she spends a lot of time
at the beach either reading, writing, or in the sea!