The Gaggle Sisters Sing Again

The Gaggle Sisters Sing Again

by Chris Jackson
     
 

The follow-up to The Gaggle Sisters River Tour, geese sisters Sadie and Dorothy continue down the Wriggle River to give another concert. As the sensible manager, Dorothy assesses their financial situation and is stunned to realize that their money is gone. The dramatic Sadie then appears with a beautiful new hat. Dorothy suddenly understands what has happened to all…  See more details below

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The follow-up to The Gaggle Sisters River Tour, geese sisters Sadie and Dorothy continue down the Wriggle River to give another concert. As the sensible manager, Dorothy assesses their financial situation and is stunned to realize that their money is gone. The dramatic Sadie then appears with a beautiful new hat. Dorothy suddenly understands what has happened to all their money. Just as she is about to give Sadie what-for, a storm breaks and the two sisters scramble under a bridge for shelter. Dorothy's mood is now as dark as the weather. Feeling a little guilty, Sadie decides to sing Dorothy's favorite song to make things right again. To their amazement, the impromptu concert attracts an audience on the bridge above and as Sadie finishes her beautiful song, money comes hailing down on them from above.
The next day they get an early morning visit from a silent frog with a mysterious shell. When the shell is opened, beautiful music flows out and the frog dances with grace and skill. Dorothy is enchanted and wants the frog to join their act. But Sadie, always the diva, refuses to appear on the same stage as a frog! As usual, resourceful Dorothy finds a way to placate Sadie and allow the frog to perform, to the delight of concert audience and readers alike.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the second book about the siblings who serenade on the river, The Gaggle Sisters Sing Again by Chris Jackson, the pair meets a talented frog. Dorothy's practical solutions combine with Sadie's high-strung nature to create an unforgettable river show. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-In this follow-up to The Gaggle Sisters River Tour (Lobster, 2002), the entertaining geese continue on their musical journey. When Sadie, the vain diva, squanders all their earnings on a flamboyant "Fruit Salad" hat, Dorothy, the sensible, accordion-playing sibling, shouts: "We can't afford new hats. We need to eat," and then wryly points out, "I know, we can eat your hat." The arrival of a talented dancing frog causes Sadie to feel upstaged, and she petulantly refuses to perform. Dorothy secretly asks the frog to shadow dance behind the curtain and her clever solution saves the concert once again. The dialogue in the four vignettes is witty and sassy. Jackson's watercolor cartoons humorously depict the Gaggle sisters' misadventures along the Wriggle River.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
This second go-round for Jackson’s Gaggle Sisters, in a proposed trilogy, is curiously disjointed, but maintains the rhythm of their musical river tour. Sadie, the vain goose diva, continues her feckless, demanding ways--buying a Carmen Miranda-style hat with the sisters’ scant funds, refusing to share the stage with a frog who also happens to be a virtuoso dancer--while Dorothy, the caustic factotum goose, endures Sadie’s self-serving blather and cleverly works behind the scenes to find solutions to Sadie’s egotistical troublemaking. The hat and the frog don’t share anything in common other than to point up Sadie’s mischief, and young readers will wonder just what happened after Dorothy whispered a sweet something into the singing bivalve, but these are also the kind of discontinuities that will fire up their melons with deep thoughts. The watercolors, on the other hand, soothe as they transport readers to the Wriggle River. (Picture book. 4-7)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894222563
Publisher:
Lobster Press
Publication date:
04/27/2005
Series:
Gaggle Sisters Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

"Originally from Tamworth, Wales, author and illustrator Chris Jackson makes his home in Nepean, Ontario. Chris is a member of Multicultural Artists in Schools and Communities, and a world-class performer who loves to take his books (and his hat collection) into classrooms and libraries ñ he has hosted almost 1,800 readings and workshops!"

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