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Louie by Ezra Jack Keats
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Louis shouts out a hello during a silent puppet show. He later dreams of the puppet he was fascinated by. This will work for older children, but young children (below age 7) will be confused by the dream sequence.

Ages: 7 and up
Source: Pierce College Library
  judydeja | Apr 9, 2014 |
This story is about Louie not really being talkative and Louie likes the puppet and even has a dream of spending time together. Then one day there is a string that he follows and it leads him to Gussie.

Pierce College Library
  veronicar6189 | Mar 22, 2014 |
Louie never talks to any of the other kids, but when he goes to a puppet show and sees Gussie the puppet, he stands up and starts saying 'Hello!' to Gussie. The children who put on the show realized that he really liked Gussie and let him say goodbye to him after the show. Louie went home and had a dream that night where Gussie disappeared and he woke up very sad. His mother tells him there's a note at the door telling him to 'follow the green string,' which he finds leads him to Gussie.

Ages: 4
Source: Pierce College Ft. Steilacoom Library
  StefV | Feb 18, 2014 |
is a story about Susie and Roberto are puttin on a puppet show for all the kids in the neighborhood great story.
Source Pierce College
age 5
  xiomaragrace | Mar 12, 2013 |
"qoute" Susie and Roberto are putting on a puppet show for all the kids in the neighborhood. Louie- a boy whom none of the kids have ever heard speak- is so taken by the puppet Gussie that he jumps to his feet and stops the show by yelling Hello! Hello! straight at the stage. This is a story about love and generosity . Susie and Roberto notice that Louie was sad when the show was over , but they saw that the other kids was laughing at Louie , Louie went home and had a dream about Gussie , he was feeding Gussie ice cream and the puppet disappeared and the cone too. He was still sad from his dream until his mom found a not that someone slipped under his door, it said to follow the long green string, Louie went outside and follow the long green string and the end of the string was his friend Puppet Gussie. pierce college library ages 6 to 8
  alaskagirl | Mar 6, 2013 |
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Susie and Roberto are putting on a puppet show and all of their friends have come to see it, including she Louie.  As the show begins, Louie becomes fascinated by the smiling puppet Gussie and shouts "Hello!" in front of a silent audience.  After the show, Louie goes home and dreams about Gussie.  When he wakes up, he discovers that his friends have left a gift for him.  This classic Ezra Jack Keats story of love and generosity is as meaningful today as when it was first published more than twenty years ago.

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Susie and Roberto's puppet show is temporarily interrupted when Louis becomes fascinated by one of the puppets.

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