Gooney Bird Greene: Three Books in One! - by Lois Lowry (Hardcover)
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About the BookJoin Gooney Bird as she greets every new challenge with excitement, aplomb, and a plethora of vocabulary words in this delightfully funny three-book volume.
Join Gooney Bird as she greets every new challenge with excitement, aplomb, and a plethora of vocabulary words in this delightfully funny three-book collection.
In one handsome collection, enjoy the first three books in this popular series: Gooney Bird Greene, Gooney Bird and the Room Mother, and Gooney the Fabulous
Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry introduces a new girl in class who loves being the center of attention and tells the most entertaining "absolutely true" stories.
There's never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower Elementary School. What other new kid comes to school wearing pajamas and cowboy boots one day and a polka-dot T-shirt and tutu on another. From the moment Gooney Bird Greene arrives at Watertower Elementary School, her fellow second graders are intrigued by her unique sense of style and her unusual lunches.
Through Gooney Bird and her tales, the acclaimed author Lois Lowry introduces young readers to the elements of storytelling. This fun series encourages the storyteller in everyone.
Praise for Gooney Bird Greene: "Lowry's masterful writing style reaches directly into her audience, managing both to appeal to young listeners and to engage readers."-- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Veteran author Lowry produces a laugh-out-loud chapter book." Booklist "...irrepressible Gooney Bird is that rare bird in children's fiction: one that instantly becomes an amusing and popular favorite." Kirkus Reviews Praise for Gooney Bird and the Room Mother: "Larger than life and with a heart as big as her personality, Gooney Bird Greene will elicit gales of laughter, along with sighs of appreciation, from Suzy Kline and Junie B. Jones fans--as well as their parents--in this second winning, tongue-in-cheek outing." --Kirkus Reviews, starred Kirkus Reviews, Starred "This is a fast-paced read, with Thomas's black-and-white drawings highlighting key moments. This sequel stands on its own, but readers may want to go back and learn how unique Gooney Bird Greene became a part of this classroom." School Library Journal "The lively hero of the chapter book Gooney Bird Greene (2002) is back in her idyllic second-grade classroom, as the children get ready to celebrate a pageant of the First Thanksgiving." --Booklist Booklist, ALA Praise for Gooney the Fabulous: "[Gooney's] eccentric outfits and words of wisdom are peppered throughout to keep the story moving along while Thomas's characteristic black-and-white illustrations provide nice visuals. Full of new vocabulary words and information about fables . . . a must for Gooney Bird fans."--School Library Journal "Lowry nicely individualizes her characters and gets readers interested in their problems."--Booklist, ALA "If Aesop met Gooney Bird Greene, what would result? Fabulous fables, of course. . . . Gooney's outlandish outfits, take-charge (even bossy) attitude and boisterous spirit continue to be humorously likable--and fabulous. No doubt there'll be a fourth; meanwhile, this one offers a clever writing exercise for a class."--Kirkus Reviews --
About the AuthorTwo-time Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry has once again captured the eager energy of an elementary school classroom and the hilarious antics and anecdotes of its students, especially those of the irrepressible Gooney Bird Greene herself. Ms. Lowry divides her time between Cambridge, MA, and Falmouth, ME. To learn more, visit www.LoisLowry.com.