Henrietta Gee (Book 1)
Henrietta's love of her pet tarantula gets her into trouble with the meanest principal around, Cornelius Clay. He just loves to make Henrietta suffer, and wants to crush her dream to see the world's rarest tarantula at the upcoming school field trip. Will the help of her friends and her wacky parents (and perhaps a bit of fate?) be enough for Henrietta to overcome impossible odds and fulfill her dreams?