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Arthur's Teacher Trouble
Author Marc Brown
Illustrator Marc Brown
Country Canada
United States
Language English
Series Arthur
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
The Living Books Company
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 30
ISBN 978-0-87113-091-4
OCLC 13185290
Preceded by Arthur's Tooth 
Followed by Arthur's Baby 

Arthur's Teacher Trouble is a book in the Arthur series, released in 1986. It was written by Marc Brown and published by Little, Brown and Company and The Living Books Company.


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.


Computer game

Rereleased box cover of the computer game

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.

Television episodes

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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