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Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry
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Gooney Bird Greene (edition 2004)

by Lois Lowry (Author)

Series: Gooney Bird Greene (1)

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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.
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Title:Gooney Bird Greene
Authors:Lois Lowry (Author)
Info:Yearling (2004), Edition: Reprint, 96 pages
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Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry

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it is about a girl, Gooney Bird Greene with the most extravagant stories, and the most extravagant outfits to go with the stories as she tells them. None of her stories are false, they are all true, but they do stretch the imagination.
  Remi.Kauffman | Sep 29, 2019 |
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 |
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Thomas, MiddyIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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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.

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