Gooney Bird Greene (Hardcover)

By Lois Lowry, Middy Thomas (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780547435626, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/6/2015)
Prebound (1/6/2015)
Hardcover (9/1/2002)
Prebound (1/6/2015)
Prebound (3/9/2004)
Prebound (3/1/2004)

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Description

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.


About the Author

Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and 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 lives in Maine.
www.loislowry.com 
Twitter @LoisLowryWriter



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.


Praise For Gooney Bird Greene

"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, ALA

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