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Gooney Bird Greene

Gooney Bird Greene

by Lois Lowry Illustrated by Middy Thomas
From the moment Gooney Bird Greene arrives at Watertower Elementary School, her fellow second-graders 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 her just fine, because, as it turns out, Gooney Bird has quite a few interesting and "absolutely true" stories to tell. Through Gooney Bird and her tales, acclaimed author Lois Lowry introduces young readers to the concepts and elements of storytelling. By demonstrating some of the simple techniques that reveal the extraordinary in everyday events, this book will encourage the storyteller in everyone.
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
3.8
Lexile Measure
590L
DRA
38
Guided Reading
O
Publisher
- RANDOM HOUSE INC. (CHILDREN)
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
96
Genre
General Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Lois Lowry Two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Today she lives and writes in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a house dominated by a very shaggy Tibetan terrier named Bandit. Her hobbies include gardening, knitting, and photography. Her own photos appear on the covers of her award-winning books Number the Stars and The Giver.
Middy Thomas

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