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Gooney Bird Greene (edition 2004)

by Lois Lowry

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Title:Gooney Bird Greene
Authors:Lois Lowry
Info:Yearling (2004), Paperback, 96 pages
Collections:Aloud, Juvenile, Your library, Lurad, Grazem
Rating:*****
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A delightful story of a quirky young girl and her fantastic stories all of which are "true." This would be a great book to read to young writers as a way to demonstrate that inspiration is all around you! You can't go wrong with Lois Lowry. It also has the benefit of being a story of a young person who is new to a school. Gooney Bird Greene may be eccentric but she is 100% herself. She sets a good example that being true to yourself and happy with who you are will serve you well no matter where you are. It's a wonderful story. ( )
  Shermens | Nov 11, 2013 |
★★★★★Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry

This is an adorable kid book about a little girl in 2nd grade. She's new to the school and loves to be the center of attention. This is great, because she's the new shiny object in class and everyone wants to get to know her. She tells fantastic stories, that have unbelievable titles, but they are always 100% absolutely freaking true. ( )
  Chantelle713 | Sep 25, 2013 |
Mrs. Pigeon just got a new student in her class, Gooney Bird Greene. This book takes the reader through a number of Gooney Bird's completely true stories, like how Cat Man was consumed by a cow or how Gooney Bird directed a symphony orchestra. This book is a light hearted and humorous read that's good for children of all ages. It's even been adapted into a play!
  tierney2 | Jun 11, 2013 |
This story inspired me to teach writing! I also would love to read this book to my class to get their creativity juices flowing. I loved the characters in the book. I had a visual of student's whom Gooney Bird reminded me of. Her stories about coming from China, directing an orchestra and the flying carpet were funny and very clever. I especially liked how she used the word "suddenly".
  suarnawa1 | Apr 12, 2013 |
Critique: This is a great realistic fiction early chapter book because it presents a storyline that is believable and relatable to children. Gooney is not a real person, but she is a very believable character that shares many stories to her classmates about her life. Readers are engaged to the storyline and can connect easily.
In this book, Gooney is a dynamic and round character. She experiences many changes throughout the book, and she is the main character. She is the character that the reader knows most about because of the elaborate stories she tells and through the many descriptions about her personality.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440419603, Paperback)

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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