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Marty McGuire (Marty McGuire)by Kate Messner
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A fun, accessible chapter-book debut from an exciting new talent--simultaneous hardcover-paperback launch!
Marty McGuire would rather spend recess catching frogs in the pond than playing dress-up with the other girls in third grade. So when her teacher casts Marty as the princess in the class play, Marty's absolutely, positively sure that there's been a huge mistake. But after a special lesson in the art of improvisation, Marty comes up with her OWN plan to IMPROVE the play: Why use stuffed-animal frog onstage when a live one would be so much better? In the end, Marty's one-of-a-kind performance makes for an unforgettable show. Maybe Marty CAN live happily ever after, after all!
The first book in the lovable Gooney Bird series about the most interesting second-grader at Watertower Elementaryand#8212;by the two-time Newbery Award winner Lois Lowry.
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. So when story time arrives, the choice is unanimous: they want to hear about Gooney Bird Greene. And that suitsand#160;Gooney Birdand#160;just fine, because, as it turns out, she has quite a few interesting and "absolutely true" stories to tell.
Through Gooney Bird and her tales, the acclaimed author Lois Lowry introduces young readers to the elements of storytelling.and#160;This book will encourage the storyteller in everyone.
About the Author
Kate Messner grew up in a small town in western New York. After studying journalism and working as a television reporter, she became a middle-school English teacher. Her first novel, The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z, was published to great acclaim in 2009. Kate lives in Plattsburgh, NY, and you can find her online at www.katemessner.com.
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