Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 9
- Grade: 3 to 4
Sophie is thoughtful and funny and full of ideas. When her friend Brayden brings a spider to school in a jar, Sophie's excited to study it. But then a classmate frees the spider in the Grade 3 classroom.
Their teacher, Miss Ruby, is terrified of spiders. Sophie wants to save her teacher from the eight-legged intruder without getting Brayden into trouble for bringing it to school. That means getting the spider out of the classroom without letting Miss Ruby know what's going on. This is no easy task, and soon Sophies wacky ideas and wild imagination land her in the principal's office—and hanging upside down outside his window.
Young readers will love Sophie's antics, her loyalty to her friends and her determination to do the right thing at any cost.
About the author
Eileen Holland is a former teacher who spent her early student years letting her imagination spin her away from the classroom. It is not too much of a stretch to imagine her creating a dreamy character like Sophie Trophy for her first book. Eileen lives in Coquitlam, British Columbia.