Arthur's Teacher Trouble facts for kids
|Publisher||Little, Brown and Company
The Living Books Company
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Preceded by||Arthur's Tooth|
|Followed by||Arthur's Baby|
On the first day of school, Arthur and his classmates are given homework by Mr. Ratburn, leaving them distraught. Later, the principal, Mr. Haney, announces that there will be a Spellathon in the coming weeks. One day, Mr. Ratburn tells the class to study hard for a test to see who will qualify as representatives for the Spellathon. Eventually, Arthur and The Brain end up being chosen and are given lists of words to study. On the day of the Spellathon, the representatives of each class are eliminated one by one until Arthur is the only one left. He manages to win the trophy after spelling "Preparation" correctly. In the end, Mr. Ratburn announces to the audience that he will be teaching Kindergarten, much to D.W.'s dismay.
The book was adapted into a computer game by Living Books in 1992. It was later turned into a smartphone app in 2012. It is the first of five Arthur books to be adapted into a computer game, and the second game released from the Living Books series. Unlike the television series, which separated the original book into two mini-episodes, the game keeps the story as one.
The title was also adapted into two television episodes in the Arthur TV series. They were titled as "Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn" and "Arthur's Spelling Trubble." The episodes aired together on October 8, 1996. VHS releases of "Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn" change the title card to "Arthur's Teacher Trouble" to reference the original book.
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