Gooney Bird and All Her Charms

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Gooney Bird and All Her Charms

by Lois Lowry

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | January 14, 2014 | Hardcover |

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Gooney Bird Greene''s uncle, Dr. Oglethorpe, has lent her second-grade classroom a real skeleton to help them study the human body. But when the skeleton goes missing, Gooney Bird must play the role of detective and lead her class in investigating the mystery at hand. Gooney is as funny, enthusiastic, and charming as ever in this sixth installment of the acclaimed series by two time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: January 14, 2014

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0544113543

ISBN - 13: 9780544113541

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Gooney Bird and All Her Charms

by Lois Lowry

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: January 14, 2014

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0544113543

ISBN - 13: 9780544113541

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1 "It''s March!" Mrs. Pidgeon said as she wrote the day''s date on the chalkboard. "In like a lion, out like a lamb!" She turned around and asked her second grade class, "Anyone know what that means?" The children all looked puzzled. Then Nicholas''s hand shot up. "Nicholas?" Mrs. Pidgeon said. "Ah, it means that, well, lions come in from the desert, and then-" "Lions don''t live in the desert!" Tyrone called out. "They live in the jungle!" "No," Barry said in his professor''s voice, "lions live on the Serengeti Plain." "Whatever," Chelsea said. " Tigers live in the jungle! Isn''t that right, Mrs. Pidgeon?" Mrs. Pidgeon sighed. "And what about those lambs?" Tyrone added. "Lions would just eat lambs. They''d have a big lamb stew for dinner!" "So would tigers!" said Chelsea. "They''d pig out on lamb!" "No, they''d lamb out! Munch munch munch." Tyrone moved his mouth ferociously. "Then they''d just spit the bones on the ground." Keiko gasped and covered her ears. "Oh," she murmured, "please don''t talk about that!" "We won''t, Keiko," Mrs. Pidgeon said. She went to Keiko''s desk and gently took her hands away from her ears. "Actually, class, I was quoting a saying that has to do with the weather." She went back to the board and pointed to the date. "It''s March first today, and it''s very cold outside. It''s often cold at the beginning of March. Sometimes even snowy or icy. So the saying means that the beginning of March can be very fierce, like a . . . what?" "Tiger?" said Chel
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Gooney Bird Greene''s uncle, Dr. Oglethorpe, has lent her second-grade classroom a real skeleton to help them study the human body. But when the skeleton goes missing, Gooney Bird must play the role of detective and lead her class in investigating the mystery at hand. Gooney is as funny, enthusiastic, and charming as ever in this sixth installment of the acclaimed series by two time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry.

About the Author

Lois Lowry 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 Reader''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 Association''s Children''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.

Middy Thomas is a native Mainer. She loves all forms of art and works in all mediums, from painting to printing to sculpture. Ms. Thomas also teaches two art classes a week in her studio.

Editorial Reviews

"[Napoleon''s] disappearance adds an unexpected element of mystery to the narrative, which conveys a certain amount of information along with a vibrant attitude toward learning, an appreciation for the children''s varied personalities, and a wry sense of humor."
-Booklist

"As always, the story is full of spot-on dialogue that captures every enthusiastic remark or bashful comment added by these winning second graders. It combines with a compelling story structure that is not only highly readable, but entertainingly informative."
-Kirkus

"A great choice for beginning chapter-book readers."
-School Library Journal

"With apt jokes, recognizable classroom curriculum, and comfortably familiar characters, not to mention sly jabs at censorship, Lowry''s Gooney Bird and her skeletal adventures will satisfy readers who appreciate a humerus tale."
-Bulletin for the Center of Children''s Books

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