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Gooney Bird and the Room Motherby Lois Lowry
Synopses & Reviews
and#8220;Few beginning chapter books have the range of this one, from hilarity to sadness, from outrage to compassion, and few writers could manage it with such finesse.and#8221; and#8211;Booklist
Itand#8217;s a cold January at Watertower Elementary Schooland#8212;the ideal weather for second grader Gooney Bird Greene to break out her brain-warming hat. Mrs. Pidgeon is teaching poetryand#8212;from haiku to limericks. So when tragedy befalls their teacher, her students are prepared to write the most important poem theyand#8217;ve ever written. Thomasand#8217;s expressive drawings bring the characters to life in this funny, emotionally nuanced beginning chapter book. Brain-warmingand#8230; and heartwarming, too!
In the fourth book in Lois Lowry's Gooney Bird Greene series, second grader Gooney Bird is learning how to write poems in school.and#160;When the class gets some sad news about their teacher, it's Gooney Bird who organizes a class poem to show Mrs. Pigeon they are thinking of her.
Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry returns along with Gooney Bird Greene, who makes her second literary appearance with more "absolutely true" stories to tell, more tips for her fellow aspiring storytellers, and a few challenging vocabulary words to share. Illustrations.
Gooney Bird Greene likes to be right smack in the middle of everything. That's why she wants to have the lead role of Squanto in her class Thanksgiving pageant. But that role will go to whoever finds someone to be the room mother. All the parents are so busy, no one can bring cupcakes to the play. Gooney Bird Greene to the rescue! She finds a room mother alright, but promises not to tell who it is until the day of the play. Now the kids are really busy getting ready for the show. But will the mystery room mother really show up?
About the Author
Lois Lowry is also known for her Anastasia books. She and illustrator Middy Thomas also collaborated on Gooney Bird Greene. The author lives in Cambridge, MA.
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