Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry
  

Synopsis

Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry

From the moment Gooney Bird Greene arrives at Watertower Elementary School, her fellow students are intrigued by her unique sense of style and her unusual lunches. So when story time arrives, the choice is unanimous: they want to hear about Gooney Bird Greene. And that suits Gooney Bird just fine, because, as it turns out, she has quite a few interesting and absolutely true stories to tell. Through Gooney Bird and her tales, the acclaimed author Lois Lowry introduces young readers to the elements of storytelling. This book will encourage the storyteller in everyone.

Reviews

Writing for a younger audience than usual, Lowry displays a keen understanding of how second-grade classrooms operate. Horn Book

Lowry s masterful writing style reaches directly into her audience, managing both to appeal to young listeners and to engage readers. The Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books

Veteran author Lowry produces a laugh-out-loud chapter book. Booklist

irrepressible Gooney Bird is that rare bird in children s fiction: one that instantly becomes an amusing and popular favorite. Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry on Lois Lowry:

I’ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three. My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother: gentle, family-oriented, eager to please. Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad; together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets; and later, when Jon was older, they always seemed to have their heads under the raised hood of a car. That left me in-between, and exactly where I wanted most to be: on my own. I was a solitary child who lived in the world of books and my own vivid imagination.

I married young. I had just turned nineteen - just finished my sophomore year in college - when I married a Naval officer and continued the odyssey that military life requires. California. Connecticut (a daughter born there). Florida (a son). South Carolina. Finally Cambridge, Massachusetts, when my husband left the service and entered Harvard Law School (another daughter; another son) and then to Maine - by now with four children under the age of five in tow.

After my marriage ended in 1977, when I was forty, I settled into the life I have lived ever since. Today I am back in Cambridge, Massachusetts, living and writing in a house dominated by a very shaggy Tibetan Terrier named Bandit. For a change of scenery Martin and I spend time in Maine, where we have an old (it was built in 1768!) farmhouse on top of a hill. In Maine I garden, feed birds, entertain friends, and read..

The Giver - and Gathering Blue, and the newest in the trilogy: Messenger - take place against the background of very different cultures and times. Though all three are broader in scope than my earlier books, they nonetheless speak to the same concern: the vital need of people to be aware of their interdependence, not only with each other, but with the world and its environment.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Author

Lois Lowry
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Author's Website

www.loislowry.com/

Publisher

Publication date

14th May 2014

ISBN

9780544225275


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