Synopses & Reviews
In his sixth book, Owen Foote wants to be a real scientist and wants to spend the next school year in Mr. Wozniak's fourth-grade class, where science is king. But how can Owen be a scientist when he's grossed out by his own pet lizard? Illustrations.
"...a great title to spark discussion...a contemporary story of friendship and the acceptance of differences." BOOKLIST
"endearing...consistently fresh chapter book series. Every Owen needs a buddy like Joseph." THE HORN BOOK Horn Book
"...a great title to spark discussion...a contemporary story of friendship and the acceptance of differences." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA
"highly imaginative in its own right...a welcome addition to the stable of short chapter books" BCCB Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Owen Foote wants to be a real scientist with a white lab coat. Hed like to spend the next school year in Mr. Wozniaks fourth-grade class, where science is king. Owen figures that Mr. Wozniak will let him and his friend Joseph in if they can win first prize in the school science fair. But the project,” a uromastyx lizard named Chuck, isnt exactly cooperative. The boys come up with another idea that seems like a winner, but once again, unruly personal feelings seem to be undermining the scientific method. It takes an inspired blend of science and friendship to get them back on track.
Fast-paced and funny, this new story treats themes of competition, ambition, squeamishness, and loyalty in the appealing style Owen Foote fans have come to expect.
About the Author
Stephanie Greene is the author of six books about Owen Foote, as well as Falling into Place and Show and Tell. She lives with her family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.