Because We Love Children

Charmed by a Gooney Bird

on August 1, 2012

I was at one of my favorite hangouts-the public library.

What audio book could the kids and I listen to next? Then I saw it The Gooney Bird Collection by Lois Lowry.

I knew Lois Lowry for her thought provoking, deeply moving children’s novels, such as  The Giver and Number the Stars. Could she write humor too?

After the first chapter of Gooney Bird Greene, I know the answer was an enthusiastic YES!!

Lois Lowry is a genius. She uses unique, quirky, self-assured little girl named Gooney Bird Greene and Gooney’s second grade class  to introduce young readers to the elements of storytelling.

Spend some time with Gooney Bird, her understanding, literature-loving teacher, Mrs. Pidgeon, and the cast of endearing students at Watertower Elementary School. You’ll be glad you did.

You can find out more about Lois Lowry and her books at http://www.loislowry.com.

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