Synopses & Reviews
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.
and#8220;Writing for a younger audience than usual, Lowry displays a keen understanding of how second-grade classrooms operate.and#8221;and#8212; Horn Book
and#8220;Lowryand#8217;s masterful writing style reaches directly into her audience, managing both to appeal to young listeners and to engage readers.and#8221;and#8212; The Bulletin of the Center for Childrenand#8217;s Books
and#8220;Veteran author Lowry produces a laugh-out-loud chapter book.and#8221; Booklist
and#8220;and#8230;irrepressible Gooney Bird is that rare bird in childrenand#8217;s fiction: one that instantly becomes an amusing and popular favorite.and#8221; Kirkus Reviews
"This is a perfect choice for introducing young listeners to chapter books as common threads are carried throughout, and both humor and pathos are abundant. Long-time friends of the Krupniks will sink their teeth into this latest installment with relish. Fangs alot, Lois Lowry!" School Library Journal, Starred
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.
and#160;Who knew that bringing toy fangs home from nursery school would cause so many problems?
Sam Krupnik, mad at his mother because she wonand#39;t let him wear his newly acquired plastic fangs in the house, decides to run away to Alaska. There, he can look like the walruses with their tusks--at least they would let him wear his fangs. But as Sam says goodbye to his neighbors, he receives more advice and survival tools than he knows what to do with. Will Sam have to change his mind about Alaska?
About the Author
Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. After several years at Brown University, she turned to her family and to writing. She is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Readerand#8217;s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, NUMBER THE STARS and THE GIVER. Her first novel, A SUMMER TO DIE, was awarded the International Reading Associationand#8217;s Childrenand#8217;s Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com