Meet Charlie Bumpers, the star of a series of books by local Grammy Award winner Bill Harley. Charlie Bumpers's worst fear is confirmed: He has the strictest teacher in the school for fourth grade! It doesn't matter that she's been named Teacher of the Year. He's still afraid of her. After a certain hallway incident last year (don't ask), he's convinced Mrs. Burke HATES him. Up until now, he's been able to wriggle out of the messes he gets himself into, but how will he survive a whole year under a teacher who is just waiting for him to make another stupid mistake?