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Gooney Bird on the Mapby Lois Lowry
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Gooney Bird Greene returns for more adventures in this chapter-book series from two-time Newbery Medal-winner Lois Lowry, with Middy Thomass black-and-white illustrations bringing the classroom to life throughout. Mrs. Pidgeons second grade class has a lot to celebrate in February: presidents birthdays, Valentines Day, and school vacation. Of course, the students are talking about their awesome vacation plans every chance they get. It can be hard to focus on subtraction problems when youre heading to Hawaii or Florida in seventeen minus seven days! But most of the class (twelve minus three of them, in fact) will be staying home during vacation. Can Gooney Bird Greene keep spirits up while everyone is feeling down? Gooney Bird has a great idea that sends her classmates and her on a snowy spin through U.S. history and geography!
Gooney Bird Greene returns for another rollicking classroom adventure in this fifth installment of two-time Newbery Award Winner Lois Lowry's Gooney Bird series.
"Gooney Bird doesn't need much help putting herself on the map. She'll be famous for years to come." --Kirkus Reviews Mrs. Pidgeons second grade students are talking about their awesome February vacation plans every chance they get. It can be hard to focus on subtraction problems when youre heading to Hawaii or Florida in seventeen minus seven days! But most of the class will be staying home during vacation. Can Gooney Bird Greene keep spirits up while everyone is feeling down? Gooney Bird has a great idea that sends her classmates and her on a snowy spin through United States history and geography!
In perhaps her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit and that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.'
As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kiras plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.
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\"Lowry returns to the metaphorical future world of her Newbery-winning The Giver. . . . Plenty of material for thought and discussion here, plus a touch of magic and a tantalizing hint about the previous books famously ambiguous ending.\" (6/15/00) Kirkus Reviews with Pointers'
\"Lowry is a master at creating worlds, both real and imagined, and this incarnation of our civilization some time in the future is one of her strongest creations.\" Booklist, starred review (6/1/00) Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
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