Gooney the Fabulous (Gooney Bird Greene #3) (Paperback)

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Lois Lowry's Gooney Bird chapter book series is accessible and easy to read and will appeal to fans of Junie B. Jones.

The iconic Gooney Bird Greene is larger than life and has a heart as big as her personality, In book three, Gooney the Fabulous, once again it's Gooney Bird who knows how to turn lessons into fun.

Mrs. Pidgeon has been reading Aesop’s fables to her second grade class. Gooney Bird has an idea. A fabulous idea! What if each child creates his or her own fable, and tells it to the class? One by one Mrs. Pidgeon’s students create costumes and stories and morals and excitement. Everyone except Nicholas. What on earth is making Nicholas so unhappy? Leave it to Gooney Bird, of course, to help him solve his problem . . . in a truly fabulous way.

Lois Lowry is a two-time Newbery winner for The Giver and Number the Stars. Her Gooney Bird series features a precocious second grader with a talent for storytelling and solving problems in creative ways, Gooney Bird Greene, and has been embraced by reviewers, teachers, and, most of all, children.

The books are:

  • Book 1: Gooney Bird Greene
  • Book 2: Gooney Bird and the Room Mother
  • Book 3: Gooney the Fabulous
  • Book 4: Gooney Bird Is So Absurd
  • Book 5: Gooney Bird on the Map
  • Book 6: Gooney Bird and All Her Charms

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 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 Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver.

Praise For…

[Gooney's] eccentric outfits and words of wisdom are peppered throughout to keep the story moving along while Thomas's characteristic black-and-white illustrations provide nice visuals. Full of new vocabulary words and information about fables . . . a must for Gooney Bird fans.
School Library Journal

Lowry nicely individualizes her characters and gets readers interested in their problems.
Booklist, ALA

If Aesop met Gooney Bird Greene, what would result? Fabulous fables, of course. . . . Gooney's outlandish outfits, take-charge (even bossy) attitude and boisterous spirit continue to be humorously likable--and fabulous. No doubt there'll be a fourth; meanwhile, this one offers a clever writing exercise for a class.
Kirkus Reviews

"The irrepressible Gooney Bird Green returns to entertain youngsters." Dallas Morning News 7/1/07 Dallas Morning News —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780358755289
ISBN-10: 035875528X
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: January 24th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Gooney Bird Greene