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Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry
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Gooney Bird Greene

by Lois Lowry

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A delightful story of a precocious second grade girl who takes her class by storm. The students are enthralled with her clothing styles, her unusual lunches, and her fantastic, absolutely true stories. As her classmates and teacher are captivated by Gooney's stories, they also learn a few things about what makes a good story and how everyone has their own special stories to tell. ( )
  R180Lisa | Feb 4, 2019 |
A young girl who goes by Gooney Bird Greene is a new student going into a new class from China. She wears different clothes then other students and wanted to sit in the middle so she could be in the middle of everything. When one student needs to go to the nurses office the class decided they wanted to learn a story about the new girl. Gooney Bird liked this because she wanted to be the center of attention and so she went up and decided to tell a story about how she got her name. She goes on to tell that story and many others about her life. The stories seem crazy at first, like she talked about how she was in jail, but she was talking about playing monopoly. Throughout the book she uses her imagination to cleverly tell true stories about her life. ( )
  meghanhoward | Apr 2, 2018 |
A book that makes you proud to be an individual
  madisenowen | May 4, 2016 |
I thought this book was okay. Some parts were repetitive and boring, while some were fresh and exciting. I love the way Gooney Bird teaches the class that they all have special stories waiting to be told, and I enjoyed the imaginitive way she tells her own.
  taraellis | Mar 12, 2016 |
This book would be great for young girls to read, as they may be able to see a little bit of themselves in Gooney Bird. She is very "out there" and would encourage students to be themselves and not hold back from creativity. Although she misbehaves, she expresses herself boldly.
  emilyauer | Nov 16, 2015 |
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Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry introduces a new girl in class who loves being the center of attention and tells the most entertaining “absolutely true” stories.

There’s never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower Elementary School. What other new kid comes to school wearing pajamas and cowboy boots one day and a polka-dot t-shirt and tutu on another? Gooney Bird has to sit right smack in the middle of the class because she likes to be in the middle of everything. She is the star of story time and keeps her teacher and classmates on the edge of their seats with her “absolutely true” stories. But what about her classmates? Do they have stories good enough to share?

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A most unusual new student who loves to be the center of attention entertains her teacher and fellow second graders by telling absolutely true stories about herself, including how she got her name. Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry introduces a new girl in class who loves being the center of attention and tells the most entertaining "absolutely true" stories. There's never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower Elementary School. What other new kid comes to school wearing pajamas and cowboy boots one day and a polka-dot t-shirt and tutu on another? Gooney Bird has to sit right smack in the middle of the class because she likes to be in the middle of everything. She is the star of story time and keeps her teacher and classmates on the edge of their seats with her "absolutely true" stories. But what about her classmates? Do they have stories good enough to share?… (more)

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