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Owen Foote, Mighty Scientist

Stephanie Greene, Catharine Bowman Smith (Illustrator)


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Owen Foote wants to be a real scientist with a white lab coat. He’d like to spend the next school year in Mr. Wozniak’s fourth-grade class, where science is king. Owen figures that Mr. Wozniak will let him and his friend Joseph in if they can win first prize in the school science fair. But the “project,” a uromastyx lizard named Chuck, isn’t exactly cooperative. The boys come up with another idea that seems like a winner, but once again, unruly personal feelings seem to be undermining the scientific method. It takes an inspired blend of science and friendship to get them back on track.
Fast-paced and funny, this new story treats themes of competition, ambition, squeamishness, and loyalty in the appealing style Owen Foote fans have come to expect.

Praise For Owen Foote, Mighty Scientist

"endearing...consistently fresh chapter book series. Every Owen needs a buddy like Joseph." THE HORN BOOK Horn Book

"...a great title to spark discussion...a contemporary story of friendship and the acceptance of differences." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA

"highly imaginative in its own right...a welcome addition to the stable of short chapter books" BCCB Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Clarion Books, 9780618430161, 96pp.

Publication Date: September 20, 2004

About the Author

Stephanie Greene is the author of many books for young readers, including the popular Owen Foote books. Ms. Greene lives in Chapel Hill, N.C. Her website is