GOONEY THE FABULOUS by Lois Lowry

GOONEY THE FABULOUS

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Age Range: 7 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

If Aesop met Gooney Bird Greene, what would result? Fabulous fables, of course. In her third appearance, Gooney Bird instigates a fun class project when her second-grade teacher reads them Aesop’s fables. Each student chooses an animal whose name begins with the first letter of his or her first name and then writes a fable about it. Personalities are revealed in each report along with home experiences and insecurities: Malcolm has baby triplets at home and repeats everything three times; Tyrone raps; Felicia Ann lisps. A black-and-white drawing in each of the 13 chapters offers bits of visual interest. 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. (Fiction. 7-10)

Pub Date: April 30th, 2007
ISBN: 0-618-76691-X
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Walter Lorraine/Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2007




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