Cody has been class president for two years in a row. This year should be no different with Cody's best friends all voting for him. Newcomer Nina Harkins would like to be class president to start her own student council. These fourth grade friends will battle it out for this year's class president that could divide their friendship.
julia gives an overview of the book:
It was a dreadful Monday morning and all the students were in the schoolyard waiting for the bell to ring. The day started off just as any other Monday at Wawatossa elementary school. A few of the students played games, others hurried to finish their homework, while the other kids sat around wishing it was Friday. Dave, Simon, Megan, Cody, and Nina were hanging out at the monkey bars when their friend Ralph came running into the schoolyard screaming. “Where the heck were you guys this morning?” “What do you mean?” asked Dave. “We waited at the park for you for fifteen minutes.” “The park? We always meet at my corner.” “Yesterday we decided to meet at the park. Remember?” Ralph was so embarrassed his face looked like an apple. He apologized to his friends for yelling and climbed onto the monkey bars. Although they occasionally had a misunderstanding or two, they were the best of friends and nothing would ever come between them. Or so they thought. At exactly eight o’clock the bell rang and the students walked into school slowly dragging their feet, after all it was Monday. When the fourth graders finally entered the classroom Ms. Kelly made an announcement. “Okay children settle down. Class elections will be on Wednesday, so I need two nominees for class president.” Right away Dave jumped out of his seat with excitement and nominated his best friend Cody. Cody, thinking all the students wanted him to be president, accepted the nomination. Since Cody was president for the last two years, most of the students did want him to be president with a few exceptions. Megan couldn’t stand the thought of Cody being president again. She wished that for at least one year a girl could be president, but being president did not interest Megan.
The Election is Julia Anderson's first children's book Jacob's Lesson will be released in December 2011. Julia has been writing for over 15 years her love for children led her to write books for her own children. She now writes for all children to enjoy. Julia lives in...