Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, almost 3 years ago

    We were never assigned a summer reading list. I think for two reasons – the teachers knew it was an exercise in futility and also since we never had the same teachers two years in a row the new teachers didn’t want to be saddled with assignments given by some other teacher right off the bat…

  2. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Of course, in comic strips kids DO have the dame teacher every year- and remain the same age in the same grade. But in real life, it does seem an odd assignment.

  3. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 3 years ago

    In my family, for the males, reading was equal to laziness. In order to read you generally have to be sitting down, which means you aren’t working some sort of job, and out of the house. Even if you are too young to work. For my dad, seeing his sons read evoked images of the homeless bums on a park bench with a newspaper they fished out of the trash, and later draped over themselves to keep warm as slept off a drunk, and that disturbed him greatly. If all that reading didn’t help those bums, how could it help anybody?

  4. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, almost 3 years ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    Back when I was in grade school the fourth grade teachers would consult with the fifth grade teachers whether to assign a book report for the next year. The books were not chosen, only if there was to be a book report due in the first week of the new class. The students were then free to choose what book they would read. It was how I met Tom Sawyer.

  5. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 3 years ago

    Thanks for telling Bob little boy with glasses.

  6. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Comic Minister

    That’s Tommy. Still a minor character, he appeared once before.

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