He´s just started seventh grade with Mrs. Baker, a teacher he knows is out to get him. Why else would she make him read Shakespeare... outside of class? The year is 1967, and everyone has bigger things to worry about. There´s Vietnam for one thing, and then there´s the family business. As far as Holling´s father is concerned, nothing is more important thatn the family business. In fact, all the Hoodhoods must be on their best behavior at all times. The success of Hoodhood and Associates depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has Mrs. Baker to contend with?