Hank Zipzer: Help! Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth Grade By: Quin O’Keefe Authors: Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Illustrator: Carol Heyer Characters • Hank Zipzer • Ms. Adolf • Frankie Townsend • Ashley Wong Hank Zipzer • Hank is a fourth grader that goes to P.S. 87 and lives in New York City. Hank is nice, funny and very creative but not a very good student. He lives in a apartment on 78th street. Ms. Adolf • Ms. Adolf is Hank’s fourth grade teacher. She is really serious. She’s a very strict teacher. She wears the same clothes and glasses everyday. • Ms. Adolf was my favorite character because she’s a good teacher , very helpful , very strict and a good teacher for Hank. Frankie Townsend • Frankie is Hank’s friend and in the same class. He is the kind of guy that will help you when your in trouble. He always comes up with great ideas. He is the best tether ball player in the school. He lives in the same apartment as Hank. Ashley Wong • She is another friend of Hank’s. She is a hard worker, persistent and loyal. She is Chinese American. She lives in the same apartment building as Hank and Frankie. Plot The plot of Hank Zipzer, Help! Somebody get Me Out of Fourth Grade is very worrisome. Ms. Adolf announced that there is no school on Friday because of the- end- of- the- year evaluations with the parents. Hank is worried that he will get his report card but not pass fourth grade. He looks in Ms. Adolf’s grade book when she is out of the room and sees the word “redo” next to his name. Plot (continued) • Hank wanted to find a way from his parents going to the teacher conferences, so He, Frankie and Ashley entered a radio station contest to win tickets to see a band called Stone Cold Rock in concert Philadelphia. They won the contest and gave the trip to Hank’s parents. But Hank’s dad didn’t want to go until he found out that he could also visit the home of Filbert Funk that wrote the Crossword Puzzle dictionary. Plot (continued) • Hank thinks all of his problems are solved when his parents go to Philadelphia, but they came back early in time for the teacher conference. Hank followed his parents to school and he barged into the conference and asked “ Am I going to be left back in the fourth grade?” Hank finds out that he can go to fifth if he completes Summer School.