Jim the Boy - First Day, Big Day Summary & Analysis

Tony Earley
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First Day, Big Day Summary

In "First Day," Jim is preparing to head off for school and his mom and uncles tease him, threatening to go with him. He finally realizes they are only teasing him and heads off for the new school building. There are lots of kids at the school and Jim is relieved to find some boys he knows, including Buster Burnette and Crawford Wilson. They soon connect with Crawford's cousin, Larry Lawter, who Jim knows from church, and Larry's friend Dennis Deane who had attended Sunny View school with Larry. The five boys feel more comfortable when they are gathered together in the crowd. At eight o'clock, Mr. Dunlap - the school's principal - rings the bell. Jim and the others learn their teacher is Miss Nanney. She isn't as young and pretty as some of the other teachers and fusses at...

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