Gooney Bird on the Map

By Lois Lowry; Middy Thomas (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547556222, 125pp.)

Publication Date: November 2011

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Description
Gooney Bird Greene returns for more adventures in this chapter-book series from two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry, with Middy Thomas's black-and-white illustrations bringing the classroom to life throughout. Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade class has a lot to celebrate in February: presidents birthdays, Valentine's Day, and school vacation. Of course, the students are talking about their awesome vacation plans every chance they get. It can be hard to focus on subtraction problems when you re heading to Hawaii or Florida in seventeen minus seven days But most of the class (twelve minus three of them, in fact) will be staying home during vacation. Can Gooney Bird Greene keep spirits up while everyone is feeling down? Gooney Bird has a great idea that sends her classmates and her on a snowy spin through U.S. history and geography



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.
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